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

Relaunch of Brimington Lunch Club at Brimington Community Centre, enjoying their meal are Dave and Shirley Phoenix
Relaunch of Brimington Lunch Club at Brimington Community Centre, enjoying their meal are Dave and Shirley Phoenix

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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