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Bridge Cafe still serving in Langley Mill

NRHN 29-10-12 BE 2 The Bridge cafe, still open at The bridge centre, Langley Mill. Alison Goddard, Susan Place and Samantha Rigley.

NRHN 29-10-12 BE 2 The Bridge cafe, still open at The bridge centre, Langley Mill. Alison Goddard, Susan Place and Samantha Rigley.

A Langley Mill cafe boss wants local diners to know she is open for business despite the charity which runs its premises going into administration.

Susan Place, proprietor of the Bridge Cafe in the Bridge Centre on Cromford Road, says that since Groundwork Derby and Derbyshire went into adminsitration last month, custom has fallen off drastically.

Government funding cuts caused Groundwork Derbyshire, which was set up in 1988 to improve commnities, to go under with 20 of the 33-strong workforce made redundant.

Susan, 57, said: “Everybody thinks that we have finished but we haven’t. We have lost a lot of custom but we need to let people know we’re still here.”

The cafe was opened in 2009 and offers breakfasts, midday meals and delivers meals to the elderly.

A knitting club is held on Wednesdays and a luncheon club on Thursdays.

 

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