Empty shop rates fall in town centre

THE proportion of empty shops in Boston’s town centre fell during 2010 - bucking the wider trend.

This is according to the latest report from the Local Data Company (LDC), which recorded a 0.7 per cent fall in the town centre’s shop vacancy rates to 7.6 per cent last year.

The figure for Great Britain climbed from 12 per cent to 14.5 per cent.

It put Boston 18th of the large and medium-sized town centres in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for its vacancy rate.

The town was one of only two of the top 18 to record falls.

The LDC carried out the surveys between June and December.