THE Isle of Wight Council is offering free off-street parking in all of its long-stay car parks next weekend ­— to celebrate Small Business Saturday.

All long stay car parks run by the council will be free of charge between 12pm and 6pm on Saturday, December 4.

In addition, car parks in Ventnor ­will be free between 8am and 6pm, and Pier Square car park in Yarmouth will also be free between 12pm and 6pm.

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.

The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

A full list of car parks can be found here.