Sheppard’s Village Stores is the shop in East Dean.

But ‘Unless a miracle occurs, Sheppard’s Village Stores will close on December 2,’ say Mandy and Marco.

“We have a lot of stock that needs to go which we will reduce over the next 3 weeks.

We feel so bad that we’ve not been able to make it work and we’re sad that, for those who do support us, we won’t be there for them.”

Not enough villagers have been using it!