weekend of Bank Holiday trade for shops in Burnham-On-Sea
traders experienced a mixed weekend of Bank Holiday trade despite
large numbers of visitors in the town.
town centre was busy throughout the weekend on one of the first
holiday weekends of the year, but visitors were not spending,
not been a good weekend - there have been lots of people about
but they're simply not spending," confirmed Janet Probert,
who runs the With Love gift shop in Burnham High Street. "It's
Lamb from Burnham's Discount Superstore added: "Bank Holiday
Monday was quiet, but the rest of the weekend was fairly busy,
although people aren't spending big amounts."
Carol Jones agreed: "There have been lots of people in town,
but people just don't seem to have the money at the moment."
Zone's Pat Bentley added: "It's not been a bad weekend -
the weather hasn't helped us, but we can't complain overall."
businesses reported strong trade, completing the mixed picture.
Wendy Davey at Julians gift shop in the High Street said: "There
have been lots of people about and it's good to see the town busy,
which helped us."
Barber at Bessies Sweet Shoppe agreed: "It's been a good
weekend - trade has been positive considering the weather was