: Waiting for next track...

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Big Lunch Across Dorset Today

Lunch

12:07am 1st June 2014

Thousands of people in towns and villages across Dorset are putting on a "spread" for their neighbours today (Sunday 1st June).

It's the sixth annual Big Lunch party organised by the Eden Project.

It's all in an effort to get more of us talking with our neighbours and building stronger, friendlier local communities.

Pat is the Vice Chair of Winfrith Village Hall in Wareham who is hosting a big luncheon to raise funds that they hope will go some way, to paying for repairs to their 60 year old building.

Their Big Lunch is at Marley House and Pat says it's an important event:

"Sometimes people can get a bit isolated especially if they're growing a bit older. I think it's really important to keep an eye open for each other, have a friendly chat, someone whose door you can knock on and have a cup of coffee with."

Pat reckons there will be a fair few salad bowls at their Marley House lunch too:

"This was an idea that the Big Lunch people gave me, for us to grow our own salad, so I managed to get some packets of seeds from the local garden centres and distribute them around the village. So everyone has been growing lettuces and radishes like mad ... So we'll have to wait and see what we get."

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
brewery square clock

brewery square clock

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book Your Table

For sales in January and March

Free Fuel Friday

Find out how to get your car sticker

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Book our Disco

Have DJ Owen at your party or celebration!

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.