Isle of Wight council respond to their Amazon spending claims (Updated)

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The Isle of Wight council respond to claims from Island Labour that "significant amounts of money that could be kept on the Island and might even be the difference between local businesses thriving or dying are routinely being spent on companies like Amazon".

Friday, 14th December, 2018 11:22am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Why is Isle of Wight council spending £41k a year on Amazon? Better to spend locally says Island Labour

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Island Labour say that in 2015 the Isle of Wight council signed an accord with the Island Federation of Small Businesses which pledged to, where possible, use small businesses to provide goods and services, but in the last year they have spent £41,000 with Amazon.

Saturday, 8th December, 2018 11:09am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Take advantage of ‘some’ free parking in council car parks for late night shopping

Free parking

On certain days, in certain locations, at certain times, you'll be able to park for free in council car parks. Check details carefully to avoid a ticket.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 2:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Take part in late night Christmas shopping in Ryde and you could win £100

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Over 40 Ryde businesses will be open beyond their usual hours and there'll be a chance to win £100 and other prizes, just by spending locally. Expect street entertainment, a pop-up nativity photobooth and Network Ryde offers teens somewhere to wrap presents, make decorations, or just chill out whilst you do your shopping.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 5:11pm

By Feature Writer

Another Ventnorville event hailed a success, despite the wet and windy weather

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Ventnor town was buzzing with activity over the weekend as Ventnorville returned for its fifth year - this time including a fabulous skating rink in the Winter Gardens and a Bay-ke Off competition.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 5:33pm

By Sally Perry

Free parking in some Isle of Wight car parks

Free parking

You can park for free for part of the day in many of the Isle of Wight council car parks for Small Business Saturday tomorrow - but make sure you're in the right one before walking off without buying a ticket.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 11:08am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Useful advice to help online shoppers avoid scams

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There's a growing trend for criminals to use social media to target potential victims with apparently attractive deals, so Trading Standards are warning Islanders to take care when shopping online.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 5:17pm

By IW Council Press Office

Sabirian’s official opening and Christmas shopping extravaganza!

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Visit Sabirian on Newport High Street tonight to see hand crafted homewares, furniture, jewellery, gift items, bags and so much more from India that would make ideal unique Christmas presents.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 8:08am

By Sandy Ciccognani

Isle of Wight council to meet business associations over parking charge plans

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As reported last week by OnTheWight, the 3,000+ signature petition will be debated at next week's full council meeting. IWC announce they will meet with business associations over parking charge plans

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 1:19pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Parking petition reaches over 1,600 signatures

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The petition opposing the introduction of parking charges on Union Street, Ryde has attracted over 1,500 signatures and organisers hope to reach 2,500.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 7:32pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council ‘not on the side of small businesses’, say Business Associations

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The chair of Newport Business Association believes plans to introduce parking charges where there currently aren't any shows the Isle of Wight council is not on the side of small businesses. Ryde Business Association say the 'fight is on'.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 10:53am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Serendipity Diamonds: Here to guide you through your special jewellery purchases

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Mark and the Serendipity Diamonds' team will knowledgeably guide you through a complex world that not many of us have detailed experience of - but one that will feature in the rest of our lives - that of buying quality jewellery, including engagement rings.

Monday, 29th October, 2018 5:52pm

By Feature Writer