Big Lunch

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

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 2017 event took place on Sunday June 4th and included 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
  • Ice cream man



Open Garden Walk 1pm - 4pm

  • Walk around the beautiful gardens of local residents. Photos and information here
  • Look at the flowerpots created in local gardens - details here

Photographs from this year