Streetbank News

Big Lunch 2016

I’m writing to all Streetbank members in the UK to encourage you to join in with – or even create – a Big Lunch.

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of communities. In 2015, 7.29 million people took to their streets, gardens and community spaces for the seventh annual Big Lunch. This year's Big Lunch takes place on Sunday 12th June.

I helped with one on my street last year – it included table tennis, a “throw the egg and take a step back competition” and a midsummer themed bake-off. The highlight for me though was a flash-mob style dance routine. Amazing what hidden talent emerges when given a platform! All to say it was fun…. such fun that we are doing it all over again this year.

To find one near you or to create your own go to the Big Lunch

Sam and the Streetbank Team