Good Neighbourhood Awards

Good Neighbourhood Awards 2022 – Winner of the Big Jubilee Lunch Champion Award

Written by Roisin O'Neill

This year, as part of our partnership with the Eden Project’s Big Jubilee Lunch, we created a brand new award category in our annual Good Neighbourhood Awards to especially recognise those neighbours that went above and beyond to bring their community together for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The entries were incredible with stories of neighbours organising street parties to cuppas at community centres, playing Jubilee-themed games and baking cakes. Of all the joyous moments shared one winner stood out above the rest… Anthony Newman from Meadowfield, County Durham! Congratulations Anthony! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†

Anthony helped to give his local community a day they will never forget by organising a Big Jubilee Lunch Street Party for 50 people on High Street South, Langley Moor, Durham.

He was amazing and played a major role in making our Big Jubilee Lunch Street Party in Langley Moor a day to remember for us all. He was able to organise extra tables and chairs, pick up and drop off the large card board rolls we used for columns to hang bunting from and helped decorate the street.

He then provided the entertainment for the day in shape of a trailer which he converted from back end of a cadillac complete with flat screen TV large parasol and PA system playing music from the 1950s and throughout the decades. He was a hit with a few of the residents from Cecil Court (which provides assisted living for adults with a range of needs) playing any song they requested, show me the way to amaryllo being a firm favourite. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Obviously the cadillac provided great photo backdrop as well as being a bit of a show stopper, on behalf of all who attended we honestly can’t thank him enough for all his help and support in making our street party a day full of fun happiness and great memories for all.”

Neighbours like Anthony help to create friendlier communities by bringing people together. We’re delighted to award Anthony the winner for this year!

We asked Anthony how he felt about winning, and he said:

โ€œAny award is greatly received but this is not just for me but rather the community. We will be using Nextdoor to get together and decide what the prize money will be spent on to benefit our community.โ€

This year’s Good Neighbourhood Awards have closed but you can still help to make your neighbourhood a more friendly place to live with Nextdoor. Simply login, or sign up and start chatting to your neighbours!

Feeling inspired by this story? Check out the other Good Neighbourhood Award winners for 2022 here.

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