Late night shopping is happening around the Isle of Wight today (Thursday), and the Isle of Wight Council is offering free car parking in selected short-stay car parks in Sandown, Ryde and Newport; plus all day tomorrow in Freshwater.
As a part of the Shaping Newport initiative this will also be extended to Thursday 13th and Thursday 20th December in Newport.
Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, Ian Ward said:
“We’re pleased to support the shops and businesses in our towns.
“The Island has a unique blend of small and independent retailers that make it a very attractive destination for shoppers.
“With more shopping being done online, it’s more important than ever to support our high streets, with the variety it can offer – something you can’t replicate online.”