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The Big Lunch 2013! Will your neighbourhood be joining in?

News from: Reading Neighbourhood Network (RNN)

by RNN Steering Group

28 February 2013

The next Big Lunch will take place on Sunday 2nd June 2013.

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours once a year in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of community across the UK. Last year The Big Lunch fell on the same weekend as The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 3rd June and The Big Jubilee Lunch was part of the main Diamond Jubilee programme of events announced by Buckingham Palace. Our research shows that an astonishing eight and a half million people took part in events across the UK.

A Big Lunch can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in the garden or on the street, to a full blown street party with food, music and decoration that quite literally stops the traffic.

If youíre keen to begin planning or you're having a Big Lunch on a different date then the following pages have lots to help you get started. There are easy tips, handy resources, practical advice and much more to support all sorts of Big Lunches. Whether itís a few neighbours coming together to share sandwiches in your front gardens, a traditional street party or big community bash, holding a Big Lunch is simple.

RBC have yet to decide if they will charge you to close your street for a party. If you are thinking of having a street party let us know so we can you to the list - info@rgneighbours.net

Learn more at:

Everything you need to know about Big Lunch

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