Town heaving with last-minute shoppers

Christmas Eve shoppers in Weston High Street.

Christmas Eve shoppers in Weston High Street. - Credit: Archant

STORES in Weston town centre are enjoying a bumper Christmas Eve’s trade as last-minute shoppers rush to complete their festive shopping.

The High Street and Sovereign Shopping Centre are packed today (Wednesday) as shoppers flock to grab some last-minute stocking-fillers.

A number of Mercury readers have told us via social media that they plan to do all their shopping today – with one even telling us they managed to buy everything on their list in just 33 minutes.

We think that’s a record – can you beat it?

In the meantime, the seasonal trade will be a huge boost to town centre business owners, many of which have had a tough time this year.

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However, town centre manager Steve Townsend this week shared his view that Weston could be set for a positive 2015, telling us he believes the town is ‘on the up’ – in contrast to many UK predictions of further retail closures in the new year.

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