BIG LUNCH 2019
You will have seen the posters all around the streets promoting the 10th Big Lunch. What’s it all about??? Every year for the last decade the corner of Northcote Road and Haliburton Road has been given over to the Big Lunch. It’s a really simple idea. You turn up, with friends and family, and find a place, sit down, and share your lunch with your neighbours and locals. There are activities for children, provided by All Souls’ Church, and we are hoping for some live music; not forgetting the traditional raffle to pay for the insurance and the cost of closing off the road (see below).
There are no tickets, it costs nothing – you just need to turn up with a smile.
It’s great fun. But as with all these things, a helping hand would not go amiss! Bunting needs putting up, tables and chairs need arranging, and there’s a clear up to do at the end. If you can assist, do not shy away, please complete the form at this link.
The road closure covers Northcote Road from the junction of Newry Road to the end, and that part of Haliburton Road adjacent to the curtilage of the church. Access to and egress from this area will be limited to emergency vehicles after about 11am until about 5pm. It would be really helpful if you could move your car away from the core area which is more or less the area around the church.
To talk about the arrangements for the Big Lunch: Wednesday 5 June at 155 HALIBURTON ROAD at 7/30pm.
Dates for your diary
16 June 2019 – Big Lunch
22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)
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