Town’s community coffee shop officially opened

MP Philip Hollobone, who opened the cafe, with David Coe, Victoria Miles, Mark Millspowell, Belinda Humfrey and Jeremy Sharman
MP Philip Hollobone, who opened the cafe, with David Coe, Victoria Miles, Mark Millspowell, Belinda Humfrey and Jeremy Sharman

A new community coffee shop in Desborough was officially opened in a ceremony last weekend.

Revive, in Station Road, used to be a derelict building which had stood empty for seven years.

The name of the coffee shop, which received funding from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF), is meant to evoke the revival of the town centre.

Among the speeches welcoming the shop’s opening, on Saturday, October 26, was one made by resident Jeremy Sharman – who bought the building for the community.

Victoria Miles, chief executive of NCF, David Coe, chairman of Desborough Town Council, and Philip Hollobone MP also all spoke.

A vote of thanks was made by Belinda Humfrey from Desborough Heritage Centre.