Release Date: 19-Jul-2010
Around 150 residents from Fieldhead took part in the national ‘big lunch’ on Sunday (18 July).
The event, organized by KNH and Kirklees Council Communities & Leisure Service, was one of hundreds of similar events being held around the country to encourage neighbours to meet up for one day, enjoy a meal together and have fun.
Good food and good times at the Fieldhead Big Lunch
Many entered into the community spirit of the day by bringing a dish to share with others and a buffet lunch was also provided.
As well as lunch, people of all ages enjoyed taking part in sports activities, a quiz, bingo and inflatable laser quest, which proved very popular all day. Everyone who took part in the sports activities received a medal for taking part and Cllr Peter O’Neill got top marks in the Fieldhead quiz.
The event was supported by Kirklees Council, which is working towards becoming a Fairtrade authority. .As well as learning more about what the scheme means, visitors also sampled Fairtrade products such as tea, coffee, bananas and chocolate.
Everyone who came along had a great time, enjoying the food and especially the children’s activities.
The Big Lunch is one of a number of community events being held as part of Fieldhead regeneration scheme. The £16 million project, which is led by Kirklees Community Association in partnership with KNH, Kirklees Council and Keepmoat, will provide new family houses to rent and to buy. The first of the new homes will be available for rent and low cost home ownership in August 2010.
Cllr Shabir Pandor, the cabinet member responsible for housing, said: “The scheme is already transforming how Fieldhead looks, but regeneration is about people, not just the homes they live in. That’s why it’s so important for everyone to have a chance to come together and celebrate their community.”