Working with industry leaders Springboard, the BID has now begun collecting footfall data in the coastal villages. As soon as the data has been verified we will be in a position to share the findings with all the BID businesses. Footfall figures are collected on an hourly basis enabling accurate and valuable benchmarking to be calculated. The data will be published on a monthly basis, with the first full month being August 2014.
Footfall monitors have already been successfully installed in two of three planned locations. Data is being collected in Westbourne and Southbourne, with the Boscombe camera to follow very soon after the need to change its planned location. In Westbourne the camera is located on the north side of Poole Road by the pedestrian crossing. The camera in Southbourne is on the north side of Southbourne Grove again by the pedestrian crossing.