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Communities from all corners of Cambridgeshire are set to come together for the biggest neighbourhood celebration event since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Great Get-Together will see people join up with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that unites us in memory of Jo Cox MP, who was murdered outside her constituency office in West Yorkshire on June 16 last year.

More than 100,000 community events are taking place around the UK in commemoration of Mrs Cox who said “we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”

In support of the initiative, Cambridgeshire County Council is holding its own afternoon tea party on Friday, June 16 hosted by chairwoman Cllr Mandy Smith, which will bring different communities together.

 Cllr Smith said: “With over 100,000 events happening nationwide, this weekend is our chance, particularly after the tragic scenes in Manchester and London, to come together, whether as communities, neighbourhoods or individuals, to learn about each other, make friends and unite. And with other Great Get Togethers happening across the county, we hope this is something that will develop and build each year so that all our communities are involved in years to come to continue to make our county a vibrant and great place to live.”

Cambridgeshire residents are being encouraged to organise their own events for the Great Get Together on June 16-18, organised by The Jo Cox Foundation and The Big Lunch along with dozens of other community groups.

Whether it’s a street party, picnic, a shared barbecue or as small as baking some biscuits for your neighbours, whatever you decide, you’ll be part of a huge national celebration.

If you’re doing anything in your neighbourhood, visit https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/highway-licences-and-permits/ for a street party application form.

The following roads will be closed due to streets parties for the Great Get Together and Big Lunch: 




17 June

Garden Walk, Cambridge closed from Bateson Road-Victora Road (A1134)


17 June

George Street, Cambridge


18 June

Belvoir Road between Humberstone Road and Aylestone Road, Cambridge


18 June

Tennis Court Avenue, Huntingdon



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