Springboard, the company who supplied the footfall cameras for Dartmouth’s BID, produce a weekly report on footfall trends across the country. We will be publishing these reports on a weekly basis to give retailers a view of the national trends. This will not include a detailed report for Dartmouth but should provide some general guidance.
This report shows a somewhat static trend in footfall with only a 0.1% reduction year on year.
This is their 2017 summary so far: 12 JUN 17
Spring Footfall Surge Loses Momentum in May
Footfall in May fell by 1.0 per cent in the UK on the same month in the previous year, the first decline since February. This is below the three-month average of 0.7 per cent. This month’s positive three-month average makes two consecutive months of three-month average growth, the first time this has occurred since June-August 2013.
“May was clearly a month of moderation for UK shoppers, with a -1.0% drop in footfall across all destinations, and a -2.0% drop in the high street. The slowing of growth in footfall post 5pm to +1.1% in May from….” Diane Wehrle, Marketing & Insights Director at Springboard
“After the Easter boost in shopper numbers to retail destinations, footfall fell in May, which was mirrored in the month’s sales performance. But it wasn’t just shops that suffered; poor weather at the beginning....”Helen Dickinson OBE, British Retail Consortium Chief Executive