last! Good weather boosts business for Burnham-On-Sea traders
weather and the start of the summer school holidays gave traders
in Burnham-On-Sea a much-needed boost over the weekend.
reached 23.7 Centigrade (74F) on Sunday as the town enjoyed non-stop
sunshine, bringing visitors flocking to the town and beach, as
one of the worst starts to the season in decades, the boost has
been welcomed by businesses.
Parkin from Burnham Pavilion told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
good weather is long overdue after a very disappointing year so
far - we've seen our worst start to the season for over 30 years."
need a good September and October to make up for the terrible
start to the season, but it's been a brilliant weekend and we
have our fingers crossed for more good weather," she said.
Bond, who runs Burnham's Subway franchise and Esplanade Fish Bar,
added: "The good weather certainly helped us this weekend,
bringing in extra visitors. However, the economy is still depressed
and trade is not as good as should be for this time of year."
providers say they had a busy weekend as well. "After the
wash-outs of recent weeks, it was great to get some good weather
and see a surge in bookings," said one camp site owner in
Brean. "Trade is well down for the year, so we need a long
spell of good weather to make up for it."
Shoppers in the busy High Street on Saturday and visitors on Burnham
beach on Sunday