Bromley residents enjoy Big Lunch events
PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 June 2018
As part of the UK’s Big Lunch event, many Bromley residents came together over the weekend to celebrate.
Neighbours at Oldfield Road rallied together to put on a superb spread, which was much appreciated and enjoyed by residents, their families and friends on Sunday, June 3.
Hannah Edmonds, the local Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, organised the day with a band of helpers, who are already talking about plans for the next Big Lunch.
They enjoyed beautiful sunshine all day together with a visit from the local Deputy Mayor, cllr David Cartwright and his wife.
They even found time to join residents for lunch and to challenge the youngsters to a game of table tennis.
Resident Maggie Wesp said: “Most of us have busy lives with limited opportunities to get to know our neighbours, so this was a good chance to engage with those around us and encourage a real community spirit.”
Families and friends also enjoyed a very successful street party in Redgate Drive, Hayes, on Sunday June 3.
The road was closed and tables and chairs were set up along with bunting and balloons, and a sunny day was enjoyed.
There was a BBQ, music, a bouncy castle, children’s skittles and a competition to get a ball into a netball hoop.
Everyone contributed to providing the food and to the cost, and it was agreed that any surplus funds would be sent to St Christopher’s Hospice.
Resident Jean Wilson said: “It was a great cooperative effort and a very splendid chance for everyone from three weeks to 80 years old to meet together and enjoy each other’s company.
“Several new families had moved into the road in the last eighteen months and it was a good opportunity for them to meet everyone.”
Jenny Holloway added: “The Big Lunch held at Redgate Drive on Sunday proves that the kind human spirit is still very much part of our English culture.
“In these busy times of IT with mobiles and computers what counts at the end of the day is just talking and having fun.”