TRADERS who formed a “mini-department store” in Manningtree are on the move.

Blooming Crafty, which was formerly in Station Road, will be moving into the sweet shop in South Street.

It has also been rebranded as Creatively Crafty with the shop having picked up the keys on Monday.

The shop plans to open in the coming weeks after renovation and redecoration works are completed.

Business chamber boss Jenine Collier said: “We are moving Blooming Crafty to new bigger premises over the next couple of weeks.

“It is going to be a new year, new start, new shop.”