COULD the Guardian ask Jane Hough, Northwich BID manager, how the figures for footfall in Northwich were calculated?

There are a phenomenal number of people supposedly visiting the town, and yet we hear that the majority of businesses are struggling to stay open.

I find the 85 per cent increase a little hard to swallow for a town that is on its knees. Facts and figures, please.

S Statham Northwich