town centre footfall up by 6 per cent on the year
number of people visiting Burnham-On-Sea's town centre is up year-on-year,
according to new figures from the Town Councils two footfall
counters which are installed on the YMCA shop at the southern
end of Burnham High Street and the Railway Inn at the northern end
show a 6 per cent increase in visitors overall compared to
the same time a year ago.
number of visitors counted for the month of October 2017 was 229,590,
while it was 218,361 in October 2016.
latest figures for the week starting 6th November counted 47,961
people during the one week, with the busiest day being carnival
day when 9,672 visitors were recorded in the town centre. The total
carnival spectator numbers are far larger, though, since many people
watch outside the town centre.
by the week in Burnham: how 2016 and 2017 compare
figures also show footfall numbers at The Railway end of the town
centre are lower than those at the YMCA end. Visitors seem to favour
the southern end of the town centre, which is nearer the B&M
store and car/coach parks.
the whole period between 2016 and 2017 shows a footfall improvement
of 6%, the shorter comparative period since B&M was open in
both datasets shows footfall is slightly down and this point is
being closely watched.
Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The Chamber is pleased to see the numbers continue to be up
year-on-year by a small amount."
has a great range of independent shops that attract shoppers all
year round. We also have an ongoing project underway to attract
coaches into the town which brings a steady flow of passengers through
the year, contributing to these figures."
Chamber has also distributed over 40,000 copies of our shoppers
guide brochure across the region this year to promote Burnham town
centre as a place to visit and do shopping."
footfall monitors were installed in April 2016 at the two locations
in the High Street to help understand visitor flows, trends and
numbers. The monitors do not record personal information or faces