Thursday, 27 May 2010

The Wake Green Park Big Lunch

Sunday 18th July 1pm

It's been a busy time for me at work, so forgive the lack of updates! Not that I am complaining! :)

I've also been busy behind the scenes liaising with the folks behind The Big Lunch. The Wake Green Park big lunch is one of almost 600 lunches being held around the country!

Here's a lovely video shot at the Big Lunch Launch (say that quickly 5 times!). Big Lunch founder Tim Smit from the Eden Project talks about his concept and how it helps bring neighbours and communities together.

The is also a Big Lunch Launch in Birmingham on Friday 4th June from 9am to 3pm. Come along to Victoria Square in town (map) and join in! I'll be there with my photography hat on capturing moments of the day. Come and say hello!

Amazing 3D street artist Kurt Wenner will be there creating an amazing piece of 3D artwork on the street. Just take a look at some of his other work. Let's hope it doesn't rain!

I'm going to need your help with the Wake Green Park lunch!

I'm going to try and do a mail shot around all the flats and realise not everybody on the park is online, so if you can tell your friends and neighbours that would be wonderful.

How you can help on the big day & what is needed:

Bring yourself ;)

Food; sandwiches, cake, salad, snacks, trifle, jelly, your favourite dish - whatever you like! Variety is the spice of life after all ;)


Paper plates, cups, plastic knives/forks/spoons

Tables/chairs - have you got any on your balcony/patio that you could bring along? Or even wallpaper tables - they would be great!

Picnic Blankets

Bin bags - we want to keep our park beautiful!

Your talent! Can you sing? Play an instrument? Dance? Paint? Tell stories?

I thought it might be fun to have a few games too; egg and spoon race anyone? Or perhaps a tug of war (need some rope though!).

If you have any ideas, suggestions, recommendations, offers of help, let me know! You can leave a comment on this blog, drop me a line at or tweet.

Put the date in your diary (18th July) and come along and meet your neighbours and make some new friends!

Karen :)

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Open Forum - follow up post

I attended my first Open Forum meeting on the 21st April.

It was a good opportunity to meet the Directors of Wake Green Park and have a chat about anything Wake Green Park related.

A few of subjects that were discussed at the meeting were; CCTV, the Big Lunch picnic in the park, the work planned for some of the garages, and parking on Belle Walk.

I'm glad I made the effort to go and to have the chance to meet the directors and some of the residents, and it was great to get such positive feedback about the blog too!

The AGM is in the Autumn and as well as the directors, MetroPM will be in attendance too, so keep an eye open for that date for your diary!

Note to Paul: Sorry, I didn't receive your email. Can you please send it again? :)


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