late night Christmas shopping event halted
late night shopping evening was cancelled last week after too
few traders confirmed they would stay open.
eight per cent of traders committed to staying open until 8pm
last Friday, which meant organisers from the Chamber of Trade
decided to call off the event.
Chamber says the date of the event was first announced last May
at the Chamber's AGM, as
reported here, and then communicated again in three newsletters
distributed to traders in the following months and in follow-up
emails and meetings.
there just wasn't enough interest for us to go ahead despite the
event being a great success in some previous years at attracting
extra shoppers into the town," says Chamber Treasurer Deryk
meeting is to be held by the Chamber on Monday, January 26th at
6pm in The Princess Theatre when members will be able to discuss
how they'd like the event run next year.
the Chamber of Trade has been busy over the past week distributing
Shoppers Guides to residents and launching
a 'shop local' campaign to promote shops and small businesses
in the town in the run-up to Christmas. The Chamber also oversaw
the successful Xmas
lights switch-on in Burnham last month when record crowds
were drawn to the town centre.