town centre footfall jumps 10% year-on-year
number of people visiting Burnham-On-Sea's town centre has risen
by almost 10 per cent in a year, according to new figures.
The Town Council's football cameras have recorded a 9.6% year-on-year
increase in the number of people visiting the High Street compared
to the same period last year.
number of visitors counted during the week commencing June 26th
2017 was 57,977.
Chamber of Trade spokesman said: "We welcome this increase
in footfall, which has been helped by our Project Coach initiative
bringing in extra coach visitors to Burnham, and the recent publication
of our shopping guide leaflet. 50,000 copies have been printed and
are being distributed across the South West to promote Burnham as
good weather has also helped to bring in extra people into Burnham
town centre and the opening of B&M has probably helped numbers
too. Shoppers are finding Burnham has a wide variety of independent
shops and great places to eat."
Phil Harvey told a town council meeting on Monday evening: "It's
great to see Burnham bucking the trend."
Cllr Michael Clarke added: "The town centre has been very busy
over the last few weeks - a good start to the summer."