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Meadowfield Man Crowned 'Big Jubilee Lunch' Champion

Nextdoor, the neighbourhood network, has today revealed the winners of its fifth annual ‘Good Neighbourhood Awards.’

With more than 5,000 entries, people have come together to nominate the amazing individuals, groups and businesses that have supported their communities over the past year. From acts of kindness to supporting local initiatives, this year’s awards celebrate the goodwill and strength of neighbourhoods and the British public across the UK.

Anthony Newman from Meadowfield, County Durham has been awarded the Big Jubilee Lunch Champion this year. Anthony helped give his local community a day they will never forget, by organising a Big Jubilee Lunch Street Party for 50 people on John Street South, Langley Moor, Durham.

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Anthony went above and beyond to bring the event to life with a trailer he converted from the back of a Cadillac, complete with a flat screen TV, a large parasol, and a music system. One partygoer said, “On behalf of all who attended we honestly can't thank Anthony enough for all his help and support in making our street party a day full of fun, happiness and great memories for all.”

On winning Anthony said “Any 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.”

Roisin O’Neill, Head of Community at Nextdoor said: “Reading through the entries received for this year’s awards, it is clear that community spirit is at the heart of British neighbourhoods.

From individual acts of kindness to community groups and local businesses positively affecting the lives of others, we’re so incredibly proud to celebrate so many of their inspiring stories including our Big Jubilee Lunch Champion, Anthony Newman.’’

Neighbours turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbours, businesses, and public services. To find out more about the 2022 Good Neighbourhood Award winners check out or to join your local community, visit


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