THE chairman of Barrow Raiders has explained why the club was rated as needing 'major improvement necessary' after a food hygiene inspection.

The club was inspected on April 6 and was handed a one star rating by Barrow Borough Council inspectors.

The inspection said improvement was necessary on; hygienic food handling and cleanliness and condition of facilities and building with major improvemement necessary on management of food safety.

However Steve Neale said another inspection had now taken place and the club has been rated five stars.

He said: "We’ve been reassessed since then and we’ve been pumped up to a five.

"We’ve done a lot of work since they came a few weeks ago and they came back again and assessed us at a five hygiene rating.

"We were in middle of a refurbishment with Lincoln Burgers and have done a lot of improvements to get to where we are now."

Lincoln Burgers offically closed its doors earlier this month due to not making enough profit. The takeaway catering business has since been replaced with a new takeaway, BBQ House.

Rowen McClure, from Viking Spice, has joined forces with Gavin Southward, from Southward’s Farm Shop in Askam, to create, BBQ House.

The pair saw a gap in the market for a takeaway that produces quality food whilst supporting the local community.

The duo and will be cooking from their new kitchen within the Matt Johnson Prestige stadium grounds.

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You can expect hand-made burgers and kebabs using meat sourced locally and seasonings from Viking Spice, hand-made vegan burgers, fresh sourdough pizzas and the famous dirty duck fries plus much more.