Neighbours invited to stage summer street parties

19 February 2019

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Communities across Reading are being invited to stage street parties this summer without having to pay the usual road closure fees. Reading Borough Council is extending the 'no-fee' offer to neighbours over three weekends in June and July.

Residents are being invited to hold street parties for the Big Lunch on the weekend of Saturday 1st/Sunday 2nd June, The Great Get Together on Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd June and Reading Summer Street Party Weekend on Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th July.

David McElroy, Green campaigner in Redlands (where we finished a close second last time), said: “Big Lunch street parties are a great way to build community. I encourage everyone to talk to your neighbours about organising one for your road”.

Anyone who wishes to apply to hold a street party on any of the specified weekends should complete the form available at and send it to: Street Parties, Communications Department, Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU.

The deadline for applications is 22nd April 2019.

Helpful tips, advice and support for organising a successful event can be found on the Street Party website ( and The Big Lunch website (

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