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  - but if approved the street closure fee will be waived as with those approved parties taking place on 11/12 June."

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