NEWPORT'S Street Food Market comes to an end on Friday.

The trial market, organised by I Love Wight and backed by the Isle of Wight Council, originally started in Newport Harbour but later moved to St Thomas's Square.

Organisers Sara Truckel and Tamara Purves said the harbour area required a lot of investment from the Isle of Wight Council, and with only two or three traders signed up for the next few months, the market has been called off.

I Love Wight will continue to run its popular food market in Brading, with the next one taking place on Saturday, April 28.

Organisers said: "It is with heavy hearts that we have decided, by mutual consent with the council, to end the trial of the street food market in Newport after this Friday.

"We have worked hard to find local traders to serve hot food weekly to the people of Newport, but if there are any other mobile traders who are set-up to do a weekly market we’ve unfortunately not been able to find them or convince them to join us.

"So come down to St Thomas's Square on Friday, from 10am to 2pm, for a final farewell to the Newport Street Food Market."

Reniera O’Donnell, assistant director of regeneration at the Isle of Wight Council, said: "We're sorry I Love Wight is unable to take forward the Street Food Market as we had hoped. 

“We'd like to thank them for their efforts and we wish them well.

“We're passionate about the project and we will be seeking any potential new providers to work with us to continue to bring this exciting opportunity to Newport Harbour.”