Brimington lunch club that has been running since 1980s saved from closure

A '˜vital' lunch club that has been serving up food and friendship to Brimington pensioners since the mid-80s has been pulled back from the brink thanks to a grant from Derbyshire County Council.

Monday, 26th November 2018, 4:40 pm
Updated Monday, 26th November 2018, 5:45 pm
Relaunch of Brimington Lunch Club at Brimington Community Centre, enjoying their meal are Dave and Shirley Phoenix

The community was saddened to hear that the lunch club, which had been running at Brimington Community Centre for more than 30 years, was closing its doors in September due to a lack of funding.

But Brimington Parish Council swooped in to rescue the project using a Derbyshire Count Council Action Grant.

The lunch club will now be open to all ages and will see catering students from Chesterfield College hopping on board as for work experience placements.

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Relaunch of Brimington Lunch Club at Brimington Community Centre, pictured are some of the team ready for service

The club runs on Tuesdays from 12pm. A two-course meal with tea and coffee costs £4.

Relaunch of Brimington Lunch Club at Brimington Community Centre, Mayor of Chesterfield Coun Stuart Brittain cuts the ribbon watched by Mayoress Anne Brittain, Coun Sue Bean and Parish council clerk Liz Boswell