Big Lunch

The Hawthorn Annual Big Lunch

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 annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of communities. In 2014, 4.83 million people took to their streets, gardens and community spaces for the sixth annual Big Lunch.

The 2019  event will take place on  place on Sunday June 2nd and include the following:-


  • Big  Lunch  on the play area  - bring your picnic from 12midday
  • Light refreshments in the  Community Centre  from 12 midday
  • Photo exhibition in the Community Centre - details here
  • Children's entertainment
  • Fire engine (TBC)

Open Garden Walk   1pm - 4pm 

  • Walk around  the beautiful gardens of local residents. Photos and information  here

Flowerpot Exhibition

  • Look at the flowerpots created in local gardens  - details here

Photographs from previous years.


 Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew

             Parish Clerk: Lesley Swinbank  MBA, Fellow SLCC

      Springwell House, Spring Lane, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. TS21 2HS

01740 622429