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Sneinton's Big Lunch 2013

posted 2 Jun 2013, 07:43 by Unknown user   [ updated 24 May 2014, 08:24 ]
Sneinton Big Lunch 2014 is coming! Sunday 1st June 2014, 12-4pm at Green's Windmill... check it out on FaceBook

The Sneinton Hub team put on a social eating event in Hermitage Square this afternoon- on a lovely sunny day people gathered to eat, talk, play table tennis and listen to music. It was part of an annual national 'Big Lunch' programme, and the team plan to learn from this year's event to make this a regular Sneinton annual gathering.

Here is some background to the Big Lunch idea from their website

"Many of us in the UK lead lonely lives, and The Big Lunch can be a great excuse to get out and meet the people who we share a street, road, estate or block of flats with.

"You might think a street party is the last thing you’d do to tackle crime, domestic violence, homelessness or children in poverty. But, it really can be the start of facing up to tough issues.
The stats don’t make easy reading but if we want to turn them around, we need to see them:
  • Two million more single-person households by 2019.
  • More rich, poor and ethnic ghettos than ever before.
  • 7% annual drop in trust between neighbours from 2003-05.
  • Social trust in the UK halved and now among the lowest in Europe."

Sneinton Hub's Big Lunch 2013