Posted: Mon 25th Apr 2016

Get Inspired At Big Lunch Workshop On May 3

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016

People who want bring their community together are being invited to a workshop that explains how they can get involved in the nationwide Big Lunch event in June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Big Lunch is a lottery funded project that inspires thousands of people across the UK to get together with friends and neighbours for lunch or a picnic. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The national event takes place on Sunday, June 12 (2016), but anyone can organise an event on or near that date. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Big Lunch and Big Picnic events have been successfully held in Pembrey Country Park and Carmarthen in recent years, but now community engagement organisation Spice, working with Carmarthenshire County Council’s community engagement teams, are hoping more communities will hold events across the county. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A workshop will be held at St John’s Church Hall, Priory St, Carmarthen, on Tuesday, May 3, from 9.30am to 12pm, which will be repeated at Felinfoel Resource Centre, Llanelli, at 1pm to 3.30pm on the same day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

People will be able to find out more about the event, and the simple things they can do to organise one of their own, including practical event planning tips, ideas and inspiration. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Linda Evans, Executive Board Member for Housing, said: “Bringing communities together for fun events like the Big Lunch can be a catalyst for change in local neighbourhoods – people can make new friends, meet their neighbours and revive their community spirit. This can make a huge difference to how people get along and look after the area where they live. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I hope lots of people will come to the workshops and take the first step towards making a change in their community.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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