Pavilion campaigners have been given the backing of Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills.
Mr Mills was shown plans for the Grand Pavilion, in Matlock Bath, which is set to undergo a major refurbishment, led by a group of dedicated residents.
He said; “The group really have a super plan for the building. It will provide a fantastic resource for Amber Valley, being so close to the edge of the borough.”
Group chairman, Gregor Macgregor said; “It is great to have Nigel’s support for our project. Although the Grand Pavilion is just outside Amber Valley, we see it as a venue for both borough and Derbyshire Dales district.”
Membership of the Friends of the Grand Pavilion has now risen over 400. To join go to www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk or call Mr Macgregor on 01629 55088.
Individual membership is £10, families pay £15 and concessions pay £5.