PEOPLE from Wiltshire are being invited to sign up to take part in The Big Lunch, the UK’s biggest annual get-together for neighbours.

Today will mark 100 days to go until the Big Lunch 2014, and the Eden Project is calling on locals to join the thousands of communities across the UK who will be holding local events and street parties on Sunday June 1.

The Big Lunch is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and partnered by Halifax, ASDA and StreetClub by B&Q. Now in its sixth year, the simple idea from the Eden Project aims to provide neighbours with an opportunity to get to know one another better. Big Lunches can be big or small and they don’t need to cost much because everyone brings something to the table.

Getting a Big Lunch off the ground is simple and inexpensive. In 2013 over 3.65 million people took part in Big Lunches across the UK, including thousands from Wiltshire.

For residents interested in getting involved this June, free packs are now available from

Packs include invitations and posters to adapt for each individual community, as well as seeds, bunting templates and an inspirational booklet with lots of ideas and info to help get started.