Islanders can benefit from free parking in a number of Isle of Wight Council-run car parks today (Saturday), as part of the authority's drive to help support businesses.

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, drivers can leave their vehicles, without charge, in a number of the council's long stay car parks.

Parking will be free between 12pm and 6pm, County Hall said.

List of free long stay car parks for Small Business Saturday:

  • Bembridge: Lane End

  • Carisbrooke: High Street

  • Cowes: Brunswick Road and Mornington Road

  • Freshwater: Freshwater Bay, Moa Place, Colwell Bay and Avenue Road

  • Lake: New Road

  • Newport: Coppins Bridge, County Hall, Seaclose, Newport Harbour, Medina Avenue and Medina Campus

  • Ryde: Appley, Puckpool Park, Quay Road, St Thomas (Upper), St Thomas (Lower), Lind Street, Garfield Road and Green Street

  • Sandown: Fort Street, Yaverland, Station Avenue and The Heights

  • Seaview: The Duver and Pier Road

  • Shanklin: Orchardleigh Road, Esplanade Gardens and Winchester House

In addition, Ventnor Town Council is offering free parking all day in Dudley Road, Pound Lane and Market St Car Parks.

While Yarmouth Harbour Commission is offering free parking between 12pm and 6pm at Yarmouth Harbour and Pier Square Car Parks.