Press release archive

2019

New report highlights the chasm opening up in our communities
We're no longer a nation of nattering neighbours!

2018

'The Big Walk' hits the road to Celebrate Community Spirit across the UK
The Eden Project Calls for Communities to Reclaim "Sunday Lunch" and Bring People Closer Together 
Faith Leaders Urge the UK to Embrace Diversity ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cook up a Commonwealth Big Lunch
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall joins East London primary school children at Commonwealth Big Lunch
Anonymous Neighbourhoods: 8 in 10 people can't identify neighbours in a police line-up
£8 million National Lottery funding to celebrate strength of communities in the UK
Jo Brand urges locals to step up as The Big Walk returns
Serving up community spirit as Commonwealth Big Lunches launch across 53 nations
Jo Brand to kick start The Great Big Walk on 29 May

2017 

Youth got community spirit competition
Social eating helps connect communities
The Big Lunch co-launches The Great Get-Together
Table for one: almost half of all meals in the UK eaten alone
The Cost of Disconnected Communities

2016

Everybody needs good neighbours and dogs are a big help

2015 

More than two-thirds of adults in the UK experience loneliness

2014 

The chattiest streets are the happiest streets

2013

Londoners are falling in love with their neighbours

2012  

A record breaking Big Jubilee Lunch

2011 

The Big Lunch supports The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations
The Big Lunch sees the Royal Wedding effect