THE town centre’s first zero-waste shop has closed less than two months after opening.

Rachel and Dave Parker, who together form An Ethical Life in Eld Lane, Colchester, left a message to shoppers on their Facebook page.

Customers were told the town centre shop was closed “due to circumstances beyond our control”.

It continued: “Our Great Bentley shop will continue to stock all of our products.

“We do have another premises in the pipeline and this is going through the legal stages.

“We understand this will be disappointing for a large number of people who have already become our regular customers, some of you will also be unable to access the Great Bentley shop.

“We want to offer all our customers a free delivery option in and around Colchester.

“You can message over your order or order via our website.”