Big Lunch offers taste of community spirit

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Organisers of a summer feast of food and fun in Holbeach hope their first ever Big Lunch will capitalise on a rising wave of community spirit spreading through the town.

An existing community initiative led by the Eden Project and partnered by Halifax, the Big Lunch aims to bring local communities together and create a feel-good factor in British towns.

And that is exactly what Holbeach Community Action group are looking to do with a large picnic in Carter’s Park on August 18, between 12pm and 5pm.

Dave Hudson, founding member of the town’s Community Action group, hopes hundreds of people will come out to the park and enjoy a day of festivities.

He said: “We are aiming to do a variety of things on the day. Get some music, get a game of rounders going and have some craft stalls.

“People can bring their own food but there will also be some provided.

“I think a lot of people will out, the feel good factor is still apparent in the town.

“Once people realise what is going I think they will be interested and come.

“As a community action group we try and organise things such as litter picking and we’re doing some gardening for the Britain in Bloom and Best Kept Town competitions.

“We have a few events in the pipeline.

“It’s about keeping people interested so the Big Lunch is perfect for that.”