An independent shop is set to close at the end of the month as the owner is set to move on to "bigger and better" ventures.

ABC, in Middle Road, Shoreham, opened in the town three and a half years ago.

The shop sells a range of items including gifts, stationery, balloons and toys.

Despite its success, owner Louise Citroni announced on Facebook that the shop will close as she moves on to "bigger and better things".

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She wrote on the ABC Facebook page: "It is with great sadness but due to personal circumstances I will be closing down the shop at the end of the month.

"I would like to thank every single customer over the past three and a half years, old and new, who have supported me and shopped local to enable me to make my dream come true.

"It’s been an absolute pleasure in serving you all and getting to know so many of you.

"I have enjoyed every minute of it and have made some friends for life.

"I’m not going away from things completely as I hope to still do some bits from home and craft fairs occasionally with my gifts and sweet bouquets when I get a chance.

"I'm off to do bigger and better things so need to settle into that first.

"I will be having a clearance sale on a lot of items over the next couple of weeks so be sure to pop in and grab a bargain."

The exact closing date has not yet been confirmed however the shop will stop trading at the end of March.