Feast of lunches set for Sunday

A FEAST of food is promised on Sunday, with final preparations being put in place for Scarborough’s Big Lunch events.

The Big Lunch aims to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

Events are set to take place across Scarborough.

Cllr Janet Jefferson, who has been part of organising the Castle Ward Big Lunch, said: “It’s a community thing where people come, bring food, and share it. I hope people will join in this special event.”

The Castle Ward Big Lunch will take place in and around St Mary’s Church in Castle Road, between 2pm and 4pm.

Money raised through various stalls will go towards new play equipment.

Face painting, a tug-of-war, a penalty shootout, tombola and a bouncy castle are among the attractions that will be on offer.

A similar event will be held in Trafalgar Square, organised by the Residents and Friends of Trafalgar Square group, as part of the annual Fair in the Square.

Festivities will commence at noon, and it is expected to last until 4pm.

Children’s games and races will be held throughout the afternoon, and various stalls will include tombola, splat the rat and plants for sale.

Anyone who wishes to participate in the Big Lunch is asked to bring a contribution to the main table.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be supplied and participants are welcome to bring their own alcoholic drinks if they wish.

Nearby Peasholm Park is hosting a Party in the Park from noon featuring live entertainment from a Shadows tribute band, and will also incorporate a Big Lunch event.

Last year, residents and tourists came together in Peasholm Park for the successful Big Lunch.

Local gatherings also took place at Trafalgar Square, Briercliff, St Mary’s Church in Castle Road, Manor Road Park, St Andrew’s Church in Ramshill, Crossgates Community Centre, Campion Close, Scalby and Springhill Meadow.

The Big Lunch was launched in 2009.