Street parties

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Transition Town Poole considers engaging with neighbours as vital for building community spirit and conviviality. In 2010, members of the group initiated 3 street parties as part of the Eden Project’s The Big Lunch event, which aims to bring neighbours together every year on the first Sunday of June. Over 60 people participated across the full age range, including lots of new faces who hadn't previously been involved with the project. The group have promoted these events to happen in gardens, parks, beaches and streets on any scale as often as possible. They see this as a key way of building trust, connections and friendships to enable more working together and sharing of resources.