BURNLEY'S Artisan Market significantly boosts town centre footfall compared to non-event Saturdays, new data has shown.

The town's Charter Walk shopping centre has been monitoring the figures since the specialist retail attraction was introduced in September 2021.

Its research has show that, and on average 3,000 extra people visit Burnley town centre for the market in relation to a normal shopping day.

Recently installed footfall counters which have been funded by Burnley Business Improvement District (BID) have shown a similar trend with May’s event bringing in thousands more people than previous Saturdays.

Since its inception the Artisan Market has grown in size and popularity and now regularly brings visitors into the town from all over Lancashire.

May’s event was the biggest yet with over 60 independent businesses in attendance who traded to the backdrop of live music and a craft area for children.

Burnley BID Project Manager Andrew Dean said: "Artisan Market day has always felt busy and we’ve had a fantastic reaction on social media but it’s great to see this backed up by footfall data.

“Through this event we want to entice as many people into Burnley as possible to not only take a look at the market but also uncover the brilliant businesses we have here, and I’m pleased with how it’s gone up to now.”

The next event will take place on Saturday June 4 when it runs alongside a number of activities which are being organised to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.