Here are the Dartmouth footfall figures for week 51, only one more to go in this tumultuous year! They show again that Dartmouth has outperformed the South west and the UK in all figures. YOY we are only 7% down whereas the UK is 42% down and the South West is 33% down. This is good news for retailers but might be not so good for the community if it is caused by an increase of visitors from the higher tiers of the UK. Remember also that last years figures were well down on the previous years so this may be just a correction that was overdue anyway.
With Tier 4 now coming in in the South East and London it will be interesting to see what happens next week. It may tell us more about what is actually happening.