Following on from the national and local successes of The Big Lunch over recent years, tenants from the Garrison estate in Purfleet held their own on Wednesday (11 August).
Tea Avery, a tenant on the estate, organised the event in partnership with Thurrock Council’s Tenant Participation team, the Purfleet housing office, the Royal Opera House, Global Xchange and Family Mosaic to provide hours of fun and food on The Green.
Over-sized board games, hula-hoops, space hoppers and tug-of-war competed with free refreshments as families brought along their blankets to sit and picnic with friends and neighbours. Local PCSOs also joined in the fun.
She said she wanted to thank the Fleet pub in Purfleet for making up packed lunches for the day and McColls, from Garrison Parade, who also provided refreshments.