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The Big Lunch



The Big Lunch

Sunday 18 June, 12pm-4pm

Come and lunch with your neighbours and enjoy an afternoon of community, friendship and fun at Fratton Community Centre and St Mary’s Churchyard.

This year, for the first time, the Big Lunch is being run by Fratton Community Centre although Fratton Big Local will be in the churchyard with a bouncy castle and some exciting updates on the improvements to Kingston Rec due to take place this year.

The community centre is laying on lots of exciting attractions including face painting, games, prizes and a petting zoo from Farms2ewe complete with pygmy goats!

There will also be a table top sale in Room 5 of the community centre. Tables need to be booked in advance so call 02392 751441 or pop in to reception to book and speak to Julie or Beth.  Tables will be provided.


So, pack up your picnic or treat yourself to lunch in Chit Chats the community centre café. We look forward to seeing you there.



Can you help?

It was great to be able to meet so many people at the recent Fratton May Fayre. A number of people said they would be interested in knowing more about Fratton Big Local and getting involved.

With summer coming up we need volunteers to help us.  Lots of things are just one-off and some of them can be done from home or here, but if there are other things that you’re interested in, or you think you could help us with, then get in touch.

If you’d like to come in and meet that would be really good too, and I’m sure we can go somewhere with tea or coffee and cake.  Look forward to meeting lots of you soon!

We need volunteer help with: 

Delivering flyers

Staffing stalls at the Big Lunch on 18 June

Befriending people attending our English for Speakers of Other Languages classes who would like to practice their English

IT and marketing tasks

For further information contact Anna on:

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02392 294 341

07841 341 969






Finding the way forward for Fratton

Fratton Big Local has been given £1 million by the Big Lottery Fund to spend over the next 10 years, and we want to use it so that the community of Fratton will:

- Become better at working together to deal with any issues
- Have more confidence and skills – as people and as a community
- Feel proud of where they live
- Make a real, lasting difference to the area

Our Vision

Fratton Big Local will make a real, lasting difference to Fratton and help create a community that is empowered, sticks together and can deal with its issues effectively.


Our Main Aims

We’ve spoken to many people in Fratton to find out what people would like us to do. We’re going to carry on talking to residents to make sure we’re on the right track and to keep in touch with any new issues that might come up. This is what you told us needs doing:

- Making Fratton an attractive destination
- Improving and making the best use of the green space available
- Developing & improving community life
- Working with people to help them think about what they want, hope & need
- Breaking down barriers and involving the whole community


Fratton Delivers

Click on the graphic to download our Fratton Delivers PDF (2.3MB) which shows what the Fratton Big Local has achieved in 2016/2017 and our exciting plans for 2017/2018!

FBL Videos

Watch 'The Day in the Life of Fratton' and other FBL videos on our YouTube channel

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Latest Events

The Big Lunch
Sun Jun 18, 2017 @12:00 - 16:00
ESOL Class
Wed Jun 21, 2017 @10:30 - 12:00

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