The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project: that as many people as possible across the UK have lunch with their neighbours annually on a Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. This year the mass participation day is 18 June 2017. Read more at edenproject.com.
There are several groups in Kings Heath who get together with their neighbours for this annual event. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours, make new friends and build community spirit.
You can keep life simple and hold the lunch in someone’s garden or head off to the local park.
If you want to close your street, you will have to get in touch with the local District Engineer’s Department. Contact Sajid Khan at Sajid.Khan@birmingham.gov.uk. You will be advised whether it is possible to close the street and if so what you have to do to get approval from the Council.
This includes getting public liability insurance, informing the three emergency services and consulting with your local councillors.
Wherever you decide you hold your local neighbourhood Big Lunch, it is a really worthwhile, enjoyable event.