21 February 2022

This year is extra special for The Big Lunch, as we're inviting communities across the UK to come together for The Big Jubilee Lunch as part of the official celebrations for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

Road Closed Street Party

Street parties have long been associated with national celebrations, and we’re all hoping that this summer will be no different.

To make sure your event gets off without a hitch, we’ve come together with partners Playing Out, Sustrans, Neighbourhood Watch and Street Party to send a letter ask the Department of Transport to make road closures free and easier for the Jubilee year - and beyond.

The good news is that lots of councils across the UK are already supporting The Big Lunch by waiving fees for road closures, running public Big Lunch events, encouraging communities to take part and even making funding available in some places.

We want to say a great big thank you to all those backing The Big Lunch, with this special recognition list of Platinum Councils.

PLATINUM COUNCILS

England

Scotland 

Wales

Northern Ireland 

Councils across Northern Ireland have Platinum Jubilee programmes, many of which include public Big Jubilee Lunches. The Northern Ireland councils are all enabling community-led celebrations, have provided council community grants and  advertised The National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All funding, which provides grants of £300 to £10,000 - in addition to the Platinum Jubilee Fund.

Councils who have confirmed community support are:

Not on the list?

We’re expecting lots more councils to join this list as we get closer to The Big Jubilee Lunch and with Big Lunch events throughout the Month of Community

So, tell us about your council and use the links below to find out more about how and why councils should get behind the campaign this year.

Need help?

Want to close your road? Take a look at our top tips and get planning as early as you can!

If you’re having any problems with road closures, get in touch and we’ll do our best to help you. And don’t forget to order your free Big Lunch or Big Jubilee Lunch pack to help get your party planning started!

Information for Councils

Our annual research shows that the impact of The Big Lunch is long lasting – it creates connected communities, helps reduce isolation and loneliness. This increase in neighbourliness delivers substantial economic benefits for local authorities. These are just some of the reasons councils should support the campaign and if you’re wondering how, here's some simple guidance to help: