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Kessingland residents invited to Big Lunch

Posted by Waveney District Council on 18 June 2018 | Comments

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As part of a national initiative to build strong connected communities, residents from Kessingland are invited to get to know their neighbours at the ‘Big Lunch’.

On Tuesday 26 June, Kessingland residents are invited to come along to the ‘Big Lunch’ event at Marram Green, from midday onwards. Organised by the East Suffolk Communities Team, Access Community Trust, BACT and Kessingland Parish Council, the event gives local people the chance to have lunch, meet new friends and help build a strong local community.

Cllr Mary Rudd, Waveney District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Health and Safety said:

“The Big Lunch is open to all and would especially benefit those who are feeling isolated or lonely as the event provides an excellent opportunity to get to know your neighbours and create new friendships.

Communities where people spend time together and feel connected are more resilient and the people within them tend to be happier and healthier.”

As well as lunch from Sam’s Café, there will be games and activities provided by Kessingland Library, plus an opportunity to use the Marram Green gym equipment. The Kessingland Primary School Choir will also be singing.

Booking is required – the Big Lunch costs £6.50 per person and includes lunch, tea or coffee and the activities. For more information or to book your place, please call 01502 527200. Transport can be provided at an additional cost.

The Big Lunch initiative is organised by The Eden Project and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

The East Suffolk Communities Team comprises officers from Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils and Suffolk County Council, working together to support local communities.