A SWEET shop is to close at the end of the month.

Candycopia, in Swan Courtyard off Castlegate, Clitheroe, informed customers on Facebook.

Owner Robert Taylor said on the social media site that lack of trade was the reason.

He said: “Clitheroe as a whole is suffering at the moment and my pockets are not deep enough to keep on bailing the shop out.

“We just have not been able to get enough people to come through the door.

“For a variety of reasons we will be ceasing trading on January 29.

“It's not been an easy decision and we wish it wasn't happening but it is.

“We’ve enjoyed the last 11 months getting to know our regulars and being part of the Clitheroe retail scene and we’ll miss you guys.”