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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A frosty start in the east will clear to a pleasant winter's day for all - clear skies, sunny spells, staying dry but rather cold
A frosty start but once it clears, we will have a pleasant winter's day, clear skies, sunny spells and staying dry.
Cloud will keep much of Cornwall and South Devon frost free tonight but there's no denying that it will be cold tomorrow, if sunny.