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Shoppers flood back to Rotherham Town Centre

posted 4 Jul 2012, 08:29 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 4 Jul 2012, 08:34 ]
SHOPPERS are giving Rotherham town centre a big thumbs up with more people heading into town and higher levels of satisfaction among those who do make the journey.

The latest figures show that footfall in the town centre rose by around ten per cent in May, the ninth month in a row that the figure has gone up.

Those rises are coupled with an increase in satisfaction rates among shoppers, according to the latest independent survey of people using the town centre.

Three quarters of those questioned said their main reason for visiting the town centre was for shopping, compared with just 35 per cent in the last survey in 2009.

Two-thirds said they used the town centre as their main centre for non-food shopping while a similar figure said they visit Rotherham because it is “close to home.”

Visit the Town Centre website for more details and to read the full report.