Clacton Lunch Club gets a refresh


A COMMUNITY lunch club has been given a refresh of its’ dining room and courtyard garden.

The Clacton Luncheon Club, in Carnarvon Road, is run by Community Voluntary Services in Tendring (CVST).

Work saw the dining room freshened up with a new lick of paint and volunteers gave up their time to overhaul the garden by tidying and weeding the courtyard patio ready to be used for outside seating in good weather.

Lisa Andrews, deputy chief officer at CVST, said: “Our Lunch Club, which serves a homemade meal at 12noon, provides a great opportunity to get out of the house, meet old friends and make new ones in a friendly setting.

“The club, in Carnarvon Road, has now benefitted from some new paint inside and, thanks to the amazing effort of volunteers, the courtyard garden is a neat and welcoming space for diners to enjoy in warm weather.

“We would now love to welcome new diners to the lunch club as well as some new volunteers to help us run this wonderful service.”

Run by experienced staff and volunteers, the Lunch Club offers meals designed to be healthy, balanced, and nutritious.

There is also in-house social prescribing support.

CVST chair Brenda Ellis, said: “We are so pleased to have this facility and be able to offer a lunch club service to the community.

“Coming along each week offers people the chance to get that cooked meal, which they otherwise might not enjoy.

“It also offers support and companionship to people who feel, or are at risk of, becoming lonely or socially isolated.

“So come along and try it out. Everyone is welcome, the food is delicious and low cost.”

Derek Johnstone tried out the lunch club last November and has been attending ever since.

He said: “The food is good, and the people here are very good.

“Julie looks after me and I’ve made some friends here.

“I would recommend anybody that are on their own that wants a reasonably priced meal to come and join us.”

Meals must be booked in advance by calling 07510 930601 and asking for Julie.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the lunch club should call CVST on 01255 425692.

For more information about the lunch club visit

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