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This map shows the growing number of residents and councils who are helping children to play out more. We add information when we hear about activity happening on streets and in neighbourhoods.

You can find out what’s happening where you live and see whether there are other residents happy to give you support and advice. Our Local Authority Directory lists the areas where most change is happening. If you are already doing something on your street and it’s not yet on the map, please email us to let us know.

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Playing Out first started in Birmingham in August 2013 when three streets in Kings Heath became play streets. This activity was repeated in 2014, and since then Birmingham City Council has started a city wide scheme.

Birmingham City Council is running an Active Streets to support residents to close their streets and provide local activators to help lead some play activities.

The group for residents who want to find out more about grassroots activity is ‘Space makers’. You can read blogs here about active streets activities, and find out where playing out activity is taking place. The Kings Heath and Moseley Playing Out group is still going, and a good place to keep in touch.

For information on how to close your street go to the Birmingham Wellbeing Website, active streets page. It runs its own Active streets facebook group where you can post pictures and share stories.

Blog posts

News from the Playing Out Movement June 2017

Welcome to the June newsletter. Playing Out is supporting a growing movement of people who want children to play out freely and be part of their communities. We are thrilled…

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