It’s coal calling for Pinxton’s football team

PINXTON FC has benefitted from a £1,000 cash windfall from village-based form RecyCoal.

The money was raised by the company, which has a site at Station Roa, as part of the Langton Colliery Community Fund.

RecyCoal is currently regenerating and restoring the disused coal tip at the former colliery site between Pinxton and Kirkby.

Derbyshire county councillor Jim Coyle is also chairman of the fund’s liaison committee - which was formed to oversee operations from a community perspective.

The club is the first beneficiary of the fund and the money will help them improve facilities and continue their progression through the football pyramid.

“We were delighted to award the cheque to Pinxton Football Club and the liaison committee are looking forward to working with RecyCoal to ensure that this development has minimal impact on the village of Pinxton while bringing financial benefit to local groups,” said Coun Coyle.