The whole New Addington community has been invited to have lunch together.

The community is invited to come together and have lunch with their neighbours at The Big Lunch in June.

The annual event which started in 2009, part of a national campaign from the Eden Project, aims to bring together neighbours on a single street.

But organisers Beverley Newbury, Joanne Quarrinton and Kelly Carey all of New Addington, have gone one step further and invited the whole of New Addington to their event on June 2.

Mrs Newbury, a mum-of-one said: "I thought rather than it just being on my road, why not do something for the whole of the New Addington community. We will hold the event on Market Square in Central Parade.

"There are hundreds of residents in New Addington it will be great for everyone to get together and bring their own packed lunches or picnics."

A barbecue is planned, along with a cake stand and cake competition costing £3 to enter.

Organisers are now looking for New Addington businesses to sponsor the event and are welcoming donations of items that can be used on the day, such as tables and chairs.

Mrs Newbury added: "We are looking for any kind of sponsorships from businesses in New Addington and also for donations of items such as table, chairs and gazebos.

"It would also be great to have some more help with leaflets and posters and we are also looking for people to get involved to run the cake stall and cake competition.

"We want to make it a real community event and want lots of people to get involved."

For more information or to get involved email or search New Addington Big Lunch on Facebook.