The re-opening of a Braintree bar could boost the town’s trade, said one councillor.

Stephen Canning, the youngest member of Braintree Council, welcomed the announcement that Bailey’s Bar, based in the High Street, is due to open again next week.

Signs were placed on the building this week announcing that the bar, which has been closed for months, was under new management and a re-opening party was due to take place next Friday.

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