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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.

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City of Edinburgh Council is supporting a five month street play pilot running between 1st of April and the 31st of August 2017 which allows streets to apply to close for playing out sessions at no charge. Edinburgh residents have campaigned for some time for the council to enable free, regular playing out sessions and their campaign was covered in the Edinburgh Evening News

In April 2016 the council announced they would stop charging for each street closure – allowing residents to go ahead and organise playing out sessions.

For full details of how to apply visit the council’s web page.

A group of Edinburgh residents have set up a local Facebook group for you to join and website for further information and support.

Here is how to do it: Playing Out in Four Simple Steps.

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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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