traders boosted by busy Easter holiday weekend
businesses enjoyed a bumper Easter holiday weekend thanks to good
weather leading to an influx of visitors.
reached 15.5°C (60°F) on Bank Holiday Monday with beaches
and the town centre busy during the first main holiday of the
shops in Burnham town centre reported brisk trade - with several
traders saying it had been one of their best Easter holidays.
Bashford at Truckles food shop said: "It's been busy over
the Easter break - there were plenty of visitors and it was a
positive weekend of trade."
Barber at Bessie's Sweet Shoppe added: "We've been very busy
all four days - it's great to see shoppers supporting Burnham's
independent stores. It's been a really busy weekend."
Hemming at Home Hardware said: "We have been very busy throughout
the weekend - there were lots of people venturing out into their
gardens for the first time this year, which helped us."
Bentle at Shoe Zone added: "It's been a really busy four-day
holiday period. It was good to see the visitors spending as well."
Probert at the With Love gift shop in the High Street also reported
good trade. "It's been a positive weekend - trade was particularly
good on Thursday and Friday in the run-up to Easter for us, but
there were still plenty of browsers over the weekend."
Morris at GW Hurley added: "It's been a fair weekend - there
were lots of people in the town, although they were not all spending.
Overall, it was a good Easter, though."