A series of cookery sessions are helping residents in North Lynn make ends meet.

West Norfolk Council’s Lily service has teamed-up with partners including King’s Lynn-based housing provider Freebridge and the College of West Anglia, to provide a programme of weekly sessions.

They are held at North Lynn’s Discovery Centre to help residents cook healthy and nutritious meals.

The free Food for Thought sessions, which started last month and continue until July 15, offer information on meals, homemade snacks, low calorie cooking,  vegetarian and vegan cooking.

Lily received funding from The East Coast Community Fund to support the project.

 The aim is to help people budget better, eat healthier and to give them an opportunity to go out into their local community to meet other people, have a coffee and learn new skills, hopefully reducing social isolation loneliness, a spokesperson for the service said.

Sam Sandell, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for people and communities said: “The sessions based in North Lynn Discovery Centre will offer a wealth of information on how to cook healthy and tasty food without breaking the bank.

“You will be able to take away skills that will help you cook on a budget, find cheaper supermarket swaps, make healthy “fake-away” meals and learn how to make meals go further.”

Sessions take place on Fridays from 9.30am to 11.30am and booking is needed as places are limited.

To book a place or for more information visit asklily@west-norfolk.gov.uk