£20k set aside by North Lincolnshire Council for neighbours to enjoy 'friendship' Big Lunches
£20k of public money is being set aside so people across North Lincolnshire can enjoy 'friendship' lunches with their neighbours, the Scunthorpe MP has revealed.
Nic Dakin Tweeted: "North Lincolnshire Council has dedicated £20,000.00 from the Community Grant to fund Big Lunches."
On his Facebook page the MP adds: "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 once a year in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.
"Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of community across the UK.
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"Last year The Big Lunch fell on the same weekend as The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 3rd June and The Big Jubilee Lunch was part of the main Diamond Jubilee programme of events announced by Buckingham Palace.
"Research shows that an astonishing eight and a half million people took part in events across the UK."
Councillor John Briggs (Axholme), Cabinet Member for Asset Management, Culture and Housing at North Lincolnshire Council, said today: "We are supporting The Big Lunch initiative that is taking place on Sunday 2 June by contributing £20,000 from the Community Fund budget.
"It is a wonderful opportunity to inspire local communities and bring them together. It offers communities the chance to engage with their local neighbourhoods, which they may usually not get the chance to do.
"Community participation and involvement will help make North Lincolnshire a better place to live and work.
"We welcome applications from community groups, residents and associations to take part in The Big Lunch."
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