PLANS have been revealed for this year’s Big Lunch in the Abbey Grounds.

There’s no fee to enter and everyone’s invited to come along on Sunday, June 16.

Held as part of the Eden Project’s UK-wide initiative, the Big Lunch encourages people to come together for a few hours of friendship, food and fun.

The aim is to connect people and encourage friendlier, safer communities where people share conversations, ideas, skills and resources and where friendship are made.

This year, The Eden Project hopes to make this year’s Big Lunch the greenest yet.

Cirencester Town Council's event will follow the theme whilst acknowledging the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a modern take of wartime slogans such as Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend.

The day will focus on ways to become more sustainable whilst giving the opportunity to celebrate our heritage and history.

With the feel of a traditional village fete, there will be a variety of activities, games and entertainment, including a climbing wall sponsored by Lit Fibre, Chloe’s Farm and a silent disco.

There will also be an artisan market, traditional beer tent, live performances from local musicians from the bandstand, and food and drink stalls; people are also encouraged to bring their own food and picnics to share with friends.

Local groups, charities and organisations will be on hand to provide information and to share ways to apply self-sufficiency principles, encouraging more sustainable behaviours like Grow your Own and Repair, Reuse, Repurpose & Recycle.

Cirencester mayor Sabrina Dixon said: "We hope to bring the town together to share food and fun together in an act of community and friendship at the greener Big Lunch.

"Last year’s event was a huge success and we’re looking forward to doing it all again this year.”