A street trader looking to open a concession on a popular Isle of Wight seafront has had their application stalled.

It comes as the Isle of Wight Council's licensing sub-committee was this morning (Tuesday) unable to determine if The Salty Siren could operate along Princes Esplanade in Gurnard, selling ice cream, drinks, slushies, buckets and spades as well as other items.

The application had been met with nearly 20 objections.

Council officers, the applicant (Carly Sykes) and objectors turned up to County Hall this morning (Tuesday) to debate the street trader licence but there were not enough councillors present to make any decision.

The meeting was opened by Cllr Michael Beston and then swiftly closed as he said they were unable to continue.

Ben Gard, the authority's legal officer, advised there must be three councillors present to lawfully conduct business so the meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.

Out of a possible ten councillors who could sit on the sub-committee, only two were present after Cllr Clare Mosdell, the third member who was supposed to attend today's meeting, sent her apologies.