neb:mattwnz:We had one of those, checked with the Neighbourhood Watch office first and they said it was OK, everyone brought their own cup of tea and kept well apart. I wasn't too enthusiastic about it, but we have a number of older people who have been in lockdown for a lot longer than a month and they really enjoyed the first social contact in a long time. In terms of checking with Neighbourhood Watch, I don't know how official or unofficial this policy is, meaning at what level the decision was made.
Today I received a flyer in the postbox from someone who is organisating a Covid 19 meetup with drink for this Sunday out on the verge (wide verge) in the street. It says people need to bring chairs but bubbles must be a strict 2 metres apart from one another, and to also bring drinks, but it doesn't say who is organising it .
I think this sort of thing has been a regular occurrence in some places. Properly managed, I don't see a problem.