Friday, 22 April 2016
Council says yes to alternative Big Lunch date avoiding Ramadan
The Big Lunch is a nationwide street party. The council will let you close your street for free (subject to approval). As Reading is a diverse place I was contacted by one street wanting to organise a Big Lunch street party a week early to avoid Ramadan...and the council says yes. See below for more information.
"I have been forwarded your enquiry regarding whether the residents could hold their ‘Big Lunch’ street party on 5 June as opposed to the weekend of 11/12 June which is the official weekend designated for Big Lunch/Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations.
"I have spoken with colleagues in Network Management, and they have checked and said that they would be able to include the street party if it took place on 5th June. The residents still need to go through the application process at www.reading.gov.uk/streetparties - but if approved the street closure fee will be waived as with those approved parties taking place on 11/12 June."