WATSON Bull and Porter has closed three of its five branches on the Isle of Wight.

Branches in Ventnor, Freshwater and Cowes have all closed.

This leaves just the Newport and Ryde branches operating on the Island.

A spokesperson for Countrywide, the national parent company of Watson Bull and Porter, said: "Our branches and our colleagues who work within them remain at the heart of our customer offering.

"As a responsible business, we must constantly assess our branch footprint, the customers they serve and their profitability.

"Based on that insight, there will be times when we make the difficult decision to close a branch and wherever possible, will seek to redeploy the teams and service our clients from branches close by."

Countrywide is the UK's largest integrated property services group, including the largest estate agency and lettings network.


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