Disused railway station reopens as community cafe

A HISTORIC building in Takeley is being put to good use by opening as a community caf�.

Station House on Sycamore Close has been refurbished by the parish council and reopened last Thursday as Takeley Community Caf�, selling tea and locally sourced cakes.

The old train station, which closed in 1966, has been re-carpeted, a kitchen has been fitted and the old platform has been cleaned up allowing residents to enjoy a cup of tea outside – all the makings of a successful caf�.

Cllr Pat Burnett, who spearheaded the community caf�, said it “fills a need” in the village.

It will be open on Thursdays from noon to 4pm and Fridays from 9am to 12.30pm.

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