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What We Offer

Playing Out provides ideas, advice and support to residents wanting to bring about change in their street or neighbourhood. We help councils and other organisations too.

For residents:

Phone and email advice service. We’re here to help! Call us on 0117 953 7167, Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (or leave a message and we’ll call you back), send us an email or contact us via Facebook.

Support and guidance materials. For those wanting to organise playing out sessions on their street, we have a step-by-step manual and lots of other Useful Stuff you can download. We can also provide printed flyers and posters (for free in Bristol) or help you design your own.

Inspiration and information via this website. Please browse or see how this site can help to find what you need. If you want to get straight into organising a playing out session, you might want to start with these short films.

‘On the ground’ support across Bristol. Where people need it, we will aim to organise peer-support to other residents wanting to play out on their street or estate. This could include attending residents’ meetings, helping with road closure applications and dealing with objections, providing kit and helping set up and steward first sessions. You can also always drop in for a chat, pick up materials or browse the library at the Playing Out shop.

A network for activators. We facilitate sharing and peer-support between active residents across the UK. Have a look at our map and see what is happening near you or join the conversation on Facebook.

Events and workshops. We can offer (hopefully!) inspiring talks, workshops, skill-sharing events and creative participatory activities about playing out and re-imagining streets and public spaces.  Let us know if you want to find out more.

For councils and other organisations:

Playing Out provides information and advice to local authoritiesplay organisations and other bodies so that they can support street play. We can also provide paid consultancy, training, workshops, presentations, and creative projects and events.  Please get in touch if you are interested in discussing any of these.