7.30pm: Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch Planning Meeting
The Beaufort Hunt
Plans for June 4th are now being finalised. Please along to the meeting if you would like to get involved or can be of help.
We are a voluntary, non-profit committee with the sole aim of organising a free day of fun for all and supporting our local businesses at the same time.
Join us for our annual Big Lunch street party on Sunday June 4th, this year with a Seaside Sodbury theme.
Organisers have been busy painting beach huts to provide a brilliant, beachy background to the big day, as well as a pier, which will be great fun on the day.
Chipping Sodbury's annual street party is held to coincide with The Big Lunch, a national initiative started by the Eden Project in Cornwall and aimed at connecting people and bringing communities together.
Big Lunches take place annually on the first Sunday of every June.
It's a chance bring your own picnic lunch or buy from one of Chipping Sodbury's independent pubs, cafes and restaurants, set up your gazebos and chairs in Broad Street and enjoy a day with your neighbours and meet new friends.
There's free fun and entertainment for all the family specially-erected hay cart stage.
A range of entertainers take to the stage, including local bands, singers, entertainers and groups of all ages.
Younger visitors can take part in competitions, with prizes, and there's a very popular raffle - tickets are available to buy on the day.
The photographs on this page are kindly supplied by Rich McD Photography.
The Big Lunch organisers are a voluntary, non-profit committee with the aim of organising a free day of fun for all and supporting local businesses at the same time.
Chipping Sodbury came out in force to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a street party in June 2012.
The celebrations went so well that organiser Ali Womack reassembled the troops to make it an annual event.
June 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the Queen's 1953 coronation - what better excuse for a traditional British street party?
2014's Big Lunch had a 1940s theme, to tie in with the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and 2015 took on the theme of a traditional British Victory Day street party.
In 2016 Sodbury rolled out the red carpet to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday.
Click here to view a time lapse video of the 2014 Big Lunch shot by Rich McD Photography.