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big lunchGet together with your neighbours on 18 July for this year's Big Lunch.  It can be anything from a simple lunch to a full-blown street party. 

The idea started as a wild seed at the Eden Project and the belief that the world can get better by working together, with nature, optimism and common sense. 

And if it all that sounds a bit fluffy here's the serious message behind it all.  Many of us  lead lonely lives or at least more isolated or anonymous lives than we’d like.  Then there's the small issues of crime, domestic violence, homelessness or children in poverty.

So, although fun, a street party can be the catalyst needed to face up to tough issues. When doors open up, people open up and neighbourhoods open up.  And it could just be the start of a journey into rebuilding our communities.