Friendly Valleys?

Do you live on the friendliest street in the Valleys?

Wales Online have teamed up with The Big Lunch to find the place that boasts the happiest postcode, the most helpful neighbours and the most cheerful community. To mark the launch and let people across Wales know they can register for a free resource pack to hold their own Big Lunch in their community, we’re searching for a street that can show the country what being a good neighbour is all about.

The winning street will receive a plaque to proudly display, and the accolade of being its valleys friendliest street.

Perhaps you don’t think of your neighbours as neighbours, you think of them as friends, and the majority of your birthday cards every year are hand-delivered.

Does everybody feed each other’s cats and water their plants when someone goes on holiday?

Your street may have raised money on behalf of a neighbour who needed it, or perhaps your neighbours were there for you during a difficult time.

Whether you live on a terrific terraced street, a caring cul-de-sac or a dream development, this is your chance to show your pride in where you live and generate some positive news about your community. So why not get in touch and share your story?

Now, in its seventh year, The Big Lunch is partnered by Halifax and ASDA. In 2014, a massive 4.83 million people took part in Big Lunches across the UK, including more than 120,000 in Wales.

Anyone who is thinking of holding a Big Lunch on Sunday, June 7, can register online to receive a free pack containing everything you need to get started.

To request a pack or for more information visit

How to Enter

If you think your neighbourhood deserves to win the friendliest street in the Valleys competition, simply finish this sentence in no more than 200 words: “My street is the friendliest street in the (include as appropriate) Cynon Valley; Rhondda; in and around Pontypridd; in and around Merthyr; Rhymney Valley; Bridgend County; Blaenau Gwent because…”

Please post your entries to Jessica Flynn, Media Wales, 6 Park Street, Cardiff, CF10 1XR, or email;;;;; or

Please use the correct area in the email subject line. Don’t forget to send us your name, address, contact telephone number and email address.

Deadline for entries is 5pm on April 20, 2015.

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