Local News 2009

A ‘Big Lunch’ for Portscatho

‘The Big Lunch’, a plan to energise local communities by encouraging lunch with the neighbours, is coming to Portscatho.

Brainchild of Tim Smit of the Eden Project, the initiative encourages people up and down the country to organise their own outdoor ‘street lunches’, in an attempt to put the smile back on British faces. The plan is that, whatever the weather,  on July 19th the people of Britain will stop what they are doing and sit down to lunch together.

The Porstcatho event, which is being promoted by Transition Roseland, will take place on the Lugger, where there will hopefully be a large trestle table ready for home-made lunches. Organisers are hoping to encourage a ‘local’ theme, and will ask people to grow or prepare a dish of ‘local’ produce that can be shared with everyone.

One member of the Transition Network said; “The whole thing is a fantastic idea and lots of people are already looking forward to it. Crayon’s will be provided along with a big white tablecloth for kids to write answers to questions we’ve posed on the cloth, and – should it survive the food onslaught – we’ll use it as a piece of art afterwards. It’s going to be an exciting day with the neighbourhood coming together and, rain or shine (we have the Memorial Hall booked in case of the former) we hope everyone will come down with their dishes and help make it one to remember. And don’t forget your plate and cutlery!’

If your Roseland community is also getting involved in this fantastic event, please let Roseland-Online know, and we will be happy to cover it!

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