town centre footfall up 5% over Christmas period
traders experienced a mostly positive festive season of business
amid an increase in visitor numbers to the town centre.
counters in Burnham-On-Sea town centre show there were 5.8% more
shoppers in the High Street in the run-up to Christmas than a year
has spoken to shop owners along the High Street to find out how
they fared over the holiday period.
Gardiner-White at Gardiner-Whites greengrocers said: "It was
an amazing first Christmas of trade for us. The local support has
been marvellous and has surpassed our expectations!"
Dean at Burnham florist Flowers and Things: "We had a mostly
busy holiday period in the run-up to Christmas - there has been
good local support."
team at Sentiments added: "We had good trade during December,
but overall it's been about the same as last Christmas."
Stacey at High Street gift shop John's Shop added: "We've been
very busy - the final few days before Christmas were awesome! Our
trade is well up on last Christmas."
Hurleys' Colin Morris added: "The Christmas period ticked over
for us - it certainly wasn't anything fantastic."
Shack's Lyn Laurence added: "We saw steady trade in the run-up
to Christmas. Overall it was okay - around the same as the year
before. We have good trade from some locals, but I look forward
to the spring and summer coach visitors."
Seafoods said: "We had a very busy pre-holiday period with
many poultry and fresh food orders in the last few days before Christmas."
Carrie Wheadon at Bastins said that while their shop had been busy
over the holidays, "trade was slightly down on last Christmas."