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Cwmbran town centre saw a 700,000 in footfall over last Christmas compared to the festive period the year before.

The town centre’s owners, LCP, part of M Core, a national commercial property and investment company, released figures saying that football was up 700,000 to 2.38 million.

Football is the number of people who go into a shop or business in a particular period of time.

The Cwmbran Centre has 180 retail units over 740,000 sq ft. Last year saw a number of new stores arrive in the town including The Range and Coffee#1.

Alex Williams, of LCP, said: “The arrival of several high calibre retailers at Cwmbran Centre has contributed to a continued increase in footfall and ensured that the town centre remains the leading shopping experience in the region.”

He said that “huge hits” including the “markets, festive events and themed lights switch” helped the increase.

“It’s important to us to understand what makes a local community tick and what kind of shops and brands will work in a location,” Mr Williams added, “This means working closely with the community and talking to shoppers regularly about what they want. We look forward to working together to deliver continued success into 2024 and beyond”.