The numbers are in for the week of the food festival and show a drop in footfall of 12% compared to last year and a big increase of 31% on the previous week. This is quite surprising as the weather was great and the town felt as though it was buzzing. However the camera doesnâ€™t lie (despite what our Town Councillors would like to believe!) and I can only assume the general lack of marketing for the town has had an impact on the visitor levels for the Food FestivaL, also probably only 2 days of the festival counted towards the total.
The festival organiserâ€™s did a fantastic job and created a festival to remember so they have done all they can to bring visitors to the town.