Latest Statistics Show Footfall Increased by 6.7% in The Retail Park at Bentley Bridge
Trading in Wednesfield and in other parts of Wolverhampton have been badly hit by the Covid-19 Pandemic. as has every other Local Economy in the UK.
We are fortunate to have the Bentley Bridge Retail Park in our City of Wolverhampton.
I have been in contact with the company about their most recent footfall as Christmas is fast approaching. I have been informed that starting the week of November 23rd 2020 – that some 37,000 visitors attended the Retail Park, boosting footfall above the National Benchmark statistic of 1.1%.
Whist this footfall statistic is -51% down on the same week in 2019, nevertheless it is encouraging that the 37,000 footfall in this week, will have been a very welcome influence on the retail outlets that are located at Bentley Bridge.
This is of course a key retail site for the City of Wolverhampton as well as in Wednesfield itself. It often pulls in customers from across the other towns of the Black Country.
Whilst some may think these statistics are moderate, they still reflect the fact that in the week previous (16th November) there was a 34,000-footfall figure. That means that in just a week, footfall grew on this Retail Park by 6.7%. This will be encouraging news for the retail sector and those that follow closely the trading positions.
Clearly as a Wednesfield North Councillor I am hoping that we will continue to see a rebound in the retail activity here in the Retail Park and in the local High Street, and the local sub district shopping centres in and around the City of Wolverhampton.
Councillor Jacqui Coogan Wednesfield South added ” We are all hoping that the pandemic is put on the backfoot as the new Covid -19 vaccinations take hold, as we all want to see our Retail offer here being strengthened. There are up to 600 jobs that are currently in the Retail Park, all very much at risk – unless retail interest can be turned around. So, lets hope we can keep interest high in Wednesfield. These statistics must be seen as good news!”