We have just received the Springboard footfall data for last week (week 31). It shows a similar trend to the previous week with Dartmouth performing better than both the West-Country and the UK overall. However the difference is not as marked as it was last week.
It should also be remembered that Dartmouth was seeing a decline in footfall for a long period before the lock-down. Although we did not get any figures for week 31 2019 we do have the numbers for week 31 2018 which showed a footfall reduction of -30% on the previous year.
It is slightly ironic that a national crisis like this has reversed the downwards trend of Dartmouth’s visitor numbers but lets enjoy the boom while it is here. (I must admit that the sheer numbers of visitors have made the town center a slightly uncomfortable space to be in, although the embankment hospitality areas make up for this to some degree!