Residents across Hammersmith & Fulham are being urged to ‘get together’ on the 17 and 18 June, as part of a national celebration of what we have in common.
The Great Together, being held in memory of the late Jo Cox MP, will see dozens of organisations including The Big Lunch and the Jo Cox Foundation joining forces to invite people to come together with friends, neighbours, and others they don’t yet know for street parties, picnics, barbecues, and bake-off competitions. It follows the first anniversary of Jo Cox’s murder on 16 June last year.
H&F Council wants to see as many people as possible taking part in The Great Get Together, and will work with residents to help make all the events being held a great success.
“It is a testament to Jo Cox’s passion for life and deeply held belief in community that, a year on from her tragic death, her legacy is bringing people across the country together”, said Cllr Sue Fennimore, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion.
“In her maiden speech to the House of Commons, Jo said that “we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us”. This is true of communities across the country, including our own here in Hammersmith & Fulham.
“As the organisers have made clear, your event could be big or small, indoors or out, it's entirely up to you. It could be a street party, a barbecue, a game of football or an afternoon tea. Whatever you and your neighbours decide, you will be part of a huge national occasion. And H&F council will do all it can to work with residents to make their events a success.”
The Great Get Together is expected to be the biggest event of its kind since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and the weekend will be an opportunity to celebrate all that Britain’s diverse communities hold in common.
You can sign up to host a Great Get Together event, or find out what is happening in your area, by visiting www.greatgettogether.org.
You can find guidance on holding street parties on the H&F website.
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