Here are the footfall results for week 23, 2018:
Here are the footfall figures for Dartmouth Quay during week 22: For the benefit of Cllr Bastone who criticised my obsession with footfall at the last Town Council meeting. In my absence I was unable to reply to his comments (Read more)
You will have read the Chronicle article about the resignation of the Directors of Dartmouth Chamber of Trade, an extract is also included in a previous post on this blog. I have now meet with those three directors and we (Read more)
Here are the footfall figures for last week Wk 21 based on the Springboard footfall camera measurements: I have often been asked how the Springboard footfall measurement cameras work so I am including in this post an extract from their (Read more)
Some of you may have read the front page article in the Dartmouth Chronicle last Friday which is reprinted in its entirety below: We believe this change is unacceptable and probably illegal because it was carried out without consultation with (Read more)
Here are the footfall numbers for week 20. This is the week after the Music Festival so the WoW numbers are well down. However despite the improved weather seeing the West Country YoY figures increase by 5%, Dartmouth continues to (Read more)
Here are the footfall figures for week 19 – 2018; As this is Music festival week we can see a big jump on the previous weeks figures, however compared to last year we are showing a drop of about 20%. (Read more)
In a statement on the fantastic Dart Music Festival website the committee gave the following message. “In 2018, we continue our ‘ FREE Music for All’ policy, all generously sponsored by fans and businesses. Over 100 performances, spanning almost every musical genre. Based (Read more)
Here are the Springboard footfall results for Dartmouth Quay during week 18 2018: The figures show a drop of 21% in comparison to last year, and coincides with an overall increase in footfall by 4.53% across the West Country.
Here is the footfall report for week 17 2018 as recorded by Springboard in the Quay, Dartmouth: The stats still show a consistent drop of about 30% in footfall compared to last year. South West and UK figures are also (Read more)
I have now received a response to my open letter to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP from the minister responsible for UK High Street performance. I will publish the response in its entirety below. There are some positive developments outlined in (Read more)
Here are the Dartmouth Quay footfall figures for week 16: Once again we see the footfall for the Quay showing a drop of more than 30 at a time when both the UK and South West figures are showing a (Read more)
Here are the Springboard footfall figures for Dartmouth for week 15 2018, the second week of the Easter break::
Here are the Dartmouth footfall figures for week 14 2018:
Here are the Dartmouth footfall figures for week 13 2018. bear in mind that these figures are for the Easter week compared to week 13 last year. Easter last year was later in week 15 so the comparison is distorted (Read more)
Here are the Springboard footfall results for week 12 2018:
Here are two more letters following up on my previous questions to our MP Dr Sarah Wollaston: The first letter introduces a response from South Hams District Council. I have now asked Sarah to follow up by writing to the (Read more)
Here are the Dartmouth footfall figures for week 11 2018 in the area of the Quay: These figures continue to show a significant drop in footfall compared to last year. While the numbers will be affected by the recent adverse (Read more)
We were interested to read that our views on the decline of our local high streets, expressed in our open letter to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, received some interesting support in last weeks Dartmouth Chronicle. I am sure we can (Read more)
Here are the springboard footfall figures for the Quay in Dartmouth for week 10 of 2018. We must always remember that we are not just dealing with retail footfall with these numbers they also reflect the number of tourist visitors (Read more)
Here is the reply I received to my open letter to our MP Dr Sarah Wollaston; My response to Sara’s reply is printed below:
Not surprisingly the footfall figures for week 9 were severely impacted by the snow. The town was virtually cut off from the outside world so the numbers both nationally and locally are unusual to say the least.
I am publishing here an open letter I have just sent to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, our representative in Parliament. It expresses my concern over the accelerating decline in footfall in Dartmouth. The last half of last year has seen (Read more)
Here are the Dartmouth Springboard footfall figures for week 7 2018:
Here are the footfall figures for week 7. Sorry they are late but I have been on a short break.
If you want to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the Mayflower 400 celebrations in 2020 than there will be two workshops in the Guildhall over the next few weeks which will help to guide you. Developing the Mayflower (Read more)
Here is the footfall chart for week 6 2018. This chart compares figures for UK with the West Country and Dartmouth:
The latest quarterly data from the International Passenger Survey is available below. This shows the overall volume and value of visits to the UK by overseas residents, and I have filtered the data to show specific South West data for the year.
Here are the Dartmouth footfall results for week 5 2018: We are seeing a significant drop in footfall even during the low season which suggests that local shoppers are simply not coming to the lower town. This is a separate (Read more)
With Dartmouth Regatta showing signs of reduced footfall last year and with their finances stretched to the limit, we are looking to the next festival, Dart Music Festival, to revive Dartmouth’s economy and bring some joy and celebration to the (Read more)
Here are the footfall figures for Dartmouth during week 4 2018: See other posts for the ongoing debate. Just to remind readers this covers three survey areas, Dartmouth BID – is the area around the Boat float called the (Read more)
Lets hope we send a representative from the Dartmouth Visitor Center to help them learn how to launch a more digital based marketing strategy. Dartmouth needs to draw more visitors to the town and this looks like a great opportunity (Read more)
At last nights Regatta Annual Public Meeting the committee announced a significant loss for last year of -£36,500. In addition the loss for 2016 has been adjusted after audit to -£20,000, a further -£8000 loss. Lesley Turner, the regatta honorary (Read more)
Here are the footfall results for week 3 of 2018:
Interesting to see the exchanges generated by the last news post on this site: If you want to get involved in this debate or have a different view on why the footfall figures are so much down then please comment (Read more)
Here are the Dartmouth footfall measurements for week 2 2018. Again they show a dramatic drop compared to the same week last year. Let me explain for the benefit of the Mayor, Richard Cooke, who does not seem to want (Read more)
So we start the new year with a Dartmouth footfall drop of 23% compared to the South West as a whole at -8% and the UK at -4%. This is footfall measured along the Quay. At last nights Town Council (Read more)
These are the footfall figures for Dartmouth during week 52: They show a drop of over 26% compared to last year, while the South West saw a drop of 16%. YOY.
Interesting footfall numbers for week 51: The week on week figure probably shows that we have received many new visitors for the Christmas break compared to the week before, however because the YOY figure is little different to last year (Read more)
Here are the Dartmouth footfall figures for week 50: