This map shows the growing number of residents and councils who are helping to enable children to play out more. We add information to it when we know of activity happening on streets and in neighbourhoods.
You can find out what’s happening where you live and see whether there are others doing things locally who are 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.
In June 2014 a street in Kentish Town held its first play street, you can read about it in the Kentish Towner and they are now planning regular street play sessions. If you are in Camden and interested in starting street play where you live, then Kentish Town Playstreets are happy for you to get in touch. You can find out more about the council’s play street policy here.
You can also contact London Play’s Street Play Advocacy worker Richard Driffield for support.
New evidence shows impact of street play
Alice Ferguson posted this on 31/07/17
Healthier children, happier communities is the overall impact of street play! So say three separate reports published this week. Firstly, a survey conducted amongst the national network of ‘playing out’ streets…
Air Pollution and Street Play
Daniella posted this on 23/06/17
The severe impact of traffic-related air pollution on children’s health is becoming ever clearer and more worrying. On the 4th of April, Greenpeace and the Guardian called for urgent government action…