Duston village joins together for Big Lunch street party

The village that likes to party - Duston celebrated the Jubilee in 2012
The village that likes to party - Duston celebrated the Jubilee in 2012

A Northamptonshire suburb will be taking part in a national initiative to bring communities together by holding a street party for more than 100 families.

Duston community group, BAPS – short for Beechwood, Ashwood, Sycamore and Peveril Roads which all run through the village – will be taking part in the UK Big Lunch, organised by Eden Project on Sunday, June 1.

All of 100 households in that area are invited to contribute food and take part in activities, including music and games.

There will also be activities geared towards getting the adults working together, including a treasure hunt quiz, a cake baking contest, a French boules tournament and archery.

The event will run from 11am–4pm around the corner of Ashwood Road and Peveril Road, meaning the access will be diverted for drivers during this time.

However, with an uncertain weather forecast ahead, BAPS have also secured Duston’s village hall in case it rains. This year will mark the UK’s sixth annual Big Lunch, aimed at getting as many people as possible across the country to have a Sunday lunch with their neighbours “in a simple act of community, friendship and fun”.

Last year, 3.65 million 
people in difference communities across the UK took to their streets, gardens and community spaces for the Big Lunch event.

BAPS’ ex-chairman, Andrew Castley, said: “We have held similar parties in Duston for the Royal Wedding and 
the Golden Jubilee, but we hope 
this will be even more successful.”