Bedminster in Bristol is one of only two 'Portas Pilot' towns to see the benefits of joining the scheme.
Ten areas have seen a fall in the number of occupied shop units, according to a report.
The towns were awarded a share of the £1.2million High Street Innovation Fund, launched a year ago, as well as government support and access to retail guru Mary Portas following her review of the sector.
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The whole region staying clear overnight with warm temperatures.
Temperatures remain high up to 12C inland.
Until now the ground has just been too waterlogged to let them out to graze.