A community craft shop which closed its doors in Marlow earlier this year due to a lack of customers is set to open a new store in High Wycombe next week.

Craft Coop, which was based in Institute Road, closed down in April, with saying not enough customers had been able to find it after it moved from the High Street.

But fans of the shop, which also has a store in Maidenhead, will be happy to know it will open in the Eden Centre on October 15.

Spokesman Gill Connolly said: “We are really, really excited.

“We tried and failed to secure a shop in Marlow for Christmas – we did try. We would love to go back there.

“We haven’t abandoned Marlow and, given the opportunity, we would be delighted to go back.”

The High Wycombe store will have jewellery, handmade glass, ceramics and artwork from more than 30 new designers and makers, mostly from High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

Ms Connolly added: “It will be nice for the Eden Centre to have an independent shop. It’s a good opportunity for local people as well.”