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The Big Lunch street parties

Organising a Big Lunch Street or Park Event

We want to support local communities to ensure that everybody enjoys celebrating the BIG LUNCH by throwing a street or park event on Saturday 1st June or Sunday 2nd June 2024. For these special occasions, we are committed to covering the cost of the Traffic Management Orders required for road closures.

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If you're planning to close your road or hold an event in one of the borough's parks or open spaces for the Big Lunch, there is certain information that we require. Your completed application form must be submitted by Friday 3rd May 2024. 

Download the Big lunch application form (PDF, 160KB)

We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible as any application received after the deadline date will not be accepted. The event will be running over the 2 day period, however you can only select one day to host a big lunch event. 

Each application to hold a street party will be considered on its own merit, and several things will be considered as part of the application process:

  • the street cannot be part of the main road network or have a bus route operating on it
  • will there be high traffic or pedestrian disruption
  • nature of any objections to the event
  • Submitting proof of 70% residential approval of the event
  • will a diversion traffic route be required?
  • Will there be any street maintenance works or other street parties already planned?
  • the ability to maintain an access route for emergency service vehicles?
  • the Street event may take place for a single day on either the Saturday or Sunday between the hours of 9am to 11pm


Traffic diversions for bus routes will not be put in place over the two days. If your road is used as a bus route, a road closure will not be granted. In addition, there will be no parking suspensions put in place.

Remember, if the road is not suitable you can apply to hold a party in other parks and open spaces. Please consider this and the safety of those attending when planning your event.


Please note that this year barriers and signage will not be provided by Croydon Council