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Oswestry footfall rose 116% on re-opening day

On Monday 12th April, visits to Oswestry town centre rose a whopping 116% over the previous week, as many shops and other businesses re-opened again, with pubs, cafes and restaurants able to serve customers in outdoor spaces.

According to the Oswestry BID Footfall System, visit figures were up 45% across the week from 12-18 April, reflecting a positive bounce in the renewal of trading and confidence in the town centre. A period of good weather along with the Oswestry Town Council and Shropshire Council’s free car parking initiatives, no doubt also gave the footfall an encouraging boost.

The figures were welcomed by BID Manager, Adele Nightingale. She said, ‘This is great news for the town, to see that positive uplift in footfall. It’s a tribute to the hard work of town centre businesses in preparing for this, and also to the residents and visitors that love our town and are keen to support local shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, and businesses.’