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Friday 19 December 2014

Talks under way about new home for popular Nantwich luncheon club


Cheshire East Council is working hard to find alternative premises for a popular Nantwich luncheon club.

The Council has explored a number of potential venues and has brokered talks between the Gables Luncheon Club and Nantwich Methodist Church, which may be able to provide the club with a new home.

The Council intends to dispose of The Gables building, on Beam Street, early in 2015. However, the luncheon club’s trustees and members have been reassured that they can continue using The Gables for the time being.

Rev Malcolm Lorimer, Minister in Charge at Nantwich Methodist Church, said; “We have a room in the church building that would be suitable and an excellent, modern kitchen.

“Discussions are well advanced and we are quite happy to welcome the luncheon club once we have resolved a number of practical issues.”

Councillor Les Gilbert, Cabinet member for localism and enforcement, said: “We are very pleased that Nantwich Methodist Church is now in discussions about the future of the luncheon club. 

“From day one, we have been determined to do the very best for the Gables Luncheon Club and we will do everything we can to stand by our commitment to find a suitable venue.

“We hope that the club will be able to grow at its new home and serve more local people.”

Councillor Janet Clowes, Cheshire East’s Cabinet member for care and health in the community, said: “Council officers are visiting the lunch club regularly to keep members and volunteers informed about progress.

“We are hopeful that this much-needed and much-loved club will soon find a new home.”

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