Shoppers ” in a half-hearted return to the high street: the Attendance remains low, as the stores reopen
Visits to the high street remained subdued after a dull start to the reopening of the stores
Visits to the high street remained subdued yesterday, after a dull start to the reopening of the stores last week.
Springboard, which monitors no, said that the figures were half of the comparable Saturday last year, a continuation of a trend of the week.
The chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday sought to rally the buyers, approximately ten million people live within 200 metres of the top of the street.
During a visit to the shops in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, he said: “Our beloved high streets are a cornerstone of the British way of life, by providing jobs at the top and bottom of the country.
“At this critical time in the history of our country, it is essential that we show them our support as they open their doors again.’
But Springboard director Diane Wehrle said: ‘At this time, the stores are only letting in about a third of normal of their clients. If the Government does not have a social distance of one metre which will help you.
“The opening of cafes and restaurants will also improve the numbers.’
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