A STRUGGLING family-run cafe is preparing to close next month.

Owners of Hythe Station Cafe, on Hythe Station Road, have been forced to give up their pitch after they got into financial difficulties.

The cafe has been struggling for the past few months, with owner Terry Slade pumping in £13,000 of his own money into keeping it alive.

It is set to close at the end of February, although there is a possibility it could get a reprieve.

See Thursday's Gazette for the full story