Footfall in Wrexham town centre increased by more than half in early February, according to figures gathered by Wrexham Council.

Compared to the same time in 2017, footfall figures for the week from February 4 to February 10 were up by 54pc.

We monitor the footfall figures with the help of Springboard – a retail analyst – based on figures gathered by a counter on Hope Street.

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Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Performance and Regeneration, said: “While we will, of course, need to look at broader data before we can really start to make more detailed predictions about shopping and footfall trends in the Town Centre, these figures do provide cause for optimism.

“The figures will also be very useful to traders to offset against or compare with their takings each day, and through that we will be able to monitor the regeneration of the town centre in greater detail.

“And it’s all the more encouraging when the figures are set against the backdrop of other good news about the future of the Town Centre, especially with the upcoming opening of Tŷ Pawb on April 2 and the excellent news that the former TJ Hughes will be taken on by Techniquest Glyndwr for 12 months.”

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