town centre given boost over Bank Holiday weekend
businesses in Burnham-On-Sea enjoyed a bumper Bank Holiday weekend
of trade, boosted by sunny weather.
chilly winds meant the number of people visiting local beaches was
down on the May Day Bank Holiday earlier in the month, visitors
were out in force in shopping areas such as the High Street, pictured
above on Sunday.
Chamber of Trade said many town centre shops reported brisk trade
on all three days.
Fudge at the Bay View Cafe on The Esplanade told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
good weather really helped us with long queues for ice creams and drinks during the weekend. Trade was up on this
time last year."
Morris at GW Hurleys in the High Street added: "It was a
busy weekend, but people are still not spending like they once
used to. Many are still feeling the economic pinch."
Jo Duckett at Books and Puzzles in Pier Street added: "Trade
has certainly not been disappointing. It's been a busy few days
with a steady flow of visitors."
Jefferies, Manager at Burnham's BIARS tourist information centre,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's been a great few days for
the town - the car parks were really busy throughout the weekend
and our centre's volunteers provided help and advice
to hundreds of visitors."
Food and Drink Festival also helped boost trade at several shops in the town
centre. One trader, Julie Dean at Flowers and Things in Victoria
Street, said: "We'd like a festival like this every weekend
to bring more visitors into the town centre - we had a very busy
Saturday and would like more events like this."