Residents in many streets around Reading participated in this year’s Big Lunch, with 27 streets granted road closures for their parties in June and plenty of other summer events around the area.
Among them were the Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association to the west of the town centre and the Bell Tower Community Association, which held its party in Newport Road, near Caversham Road.
In Baker Street there was a large bouncy castle, enjoyed by adults as well as children, plenty of good food, ice cream and a great party atmosphere on a glorious sunny day.
The Bell Tower Community Association was promoting its ‘Let’s Play’ community music project in association with local music charity Readipop, whose studios are nearby and which also provided a popular drumming workshop on the day for everyone. Residents formed a band that played live music at the street party with support from Readipop, and hope to extend the project to provide more acts for next year.
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