Helping village shops

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GRANTS, a directory and a guide to setting up shops is helping village stores flourish.

Chichester District Council has brought in a number of initiatives to keep award-winning shops in the area going strong.

It has awarded £90,000 worth of grants to village shops over the past five years.

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