The Big Lunch event is coming to Braintree.

Aimed at increasing the sense of community by encouraging neighbours to have lunch together once a year, the event will take place on July 12 from 12.30pm onwards in St Paul’s Church, Hay Lane South.

Everyone is invited to bring their own lunch and something to sit on and there will also be exhibitions of local art, sales of art and crafts, beauty and healthcare, confectionery and cakes.