Thursday 23 April 2015
Big Lunch, neighbourhoods and devolution
Did you know that 4.83 million people took part in The Big Lunch event last year? This month we have a guest post from Emma Smith of The Big Lunch team describing some of the ways people have found that organising a Big Lunch has helped them get other things started in their community too. Read Emma's post on the NANM web site
. See below for information about how to get hold of this year's Big Lunch pack with ideas, tips and resources to help you organise your own Big Lunch. Big Lunch Extras grew out of The Big Lunch as a follow-on programme. They are currently inviting applications for the next two of their three-day Big Lunch Extra camps at the Eden Project. Again, details of how to book a place are below. Both The Big Lunch packs and Big Lunch Extra camps are free, with support from the Big Lottery.
NANM’s recent ‘Devolution: single or double?’ event prompted some really interesting discussions. You can find out more about the day here
, and we plan to use the themes explored to write a short briefing note. The relationship between regional devolution and empowered neighbourhoods, and the role of local authorities and their partners in both, is definitely an area we want to explore further. If you have thoughts or are working on projects that you think are relevant do let us know, particularly if you fancy writing a short article for the web site.
We hope you enjoy this edition of the Newswire. Do let us know if you have a story to share or suggestions of other news to feature.
Ben, Paul and Sarah
The NANM team