Picking a location for your event is key. If you want to hold your lunch as a street party but you are unsure about how to go about it, you can find more information on our Official Advice and Guidance page. On this page we have links to the Department of Communities and Local Government, who we have worked with to amend their street party guidance specifically for The Patron’s Lunch, to provide useful information and dispel any myths about holding a street party.
Pick a Location
But remember – Your Patron’s Lunch doesn’t have to be a street party, you can hold it in a number of different locations, such as:
Your local village hall or school
In a venue that can benefit from charitable donations generated at the event (such as a Scouts hut or care centre)
With friends and family at home
In a public space such as a park, village green or communal gardens (although be sure to check local bylaws)
For some of these locations you may need to book in advance or check the rules and regulations around what you can and can’t do (for example, parks and open public spaces are unlikely to let you take your own barbecues and some may not allow alcohol).
If you’d like to host a bigger event at your own home (in a front garden or driveway), check the guidance around ‘Street Meets’, which you’ll find on the Official Advice and Guidance page.
And remember! Once you have your location planned, don’t forget to let us know so that we can add you to our interactive Google Map, here you can also see the other great events taking place in your area.