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See how the street play movement is growing across the UK.

Find out what’s happening where you live and if there are streets already playing out. We know that there are many active streets not listed here so please let us know of anything you are doing so we can add it to the map. You can also check our Local Authority Directory to see if your council has a street play policy yet.

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Residents in Coventry can apply for road closures for street play up to once a week.  The details of the application process is here and you can download the application form.

The first street to close was Harewood Road in August 2014, street organiser Siobhán  explained “I’ve lived here for nearly 8 years. Although our street isn’t a main road, it is a through road and the children just don’t play outside. When I saw Coventry City Council’s advertised Play Streets initiative, I wanted to give my girls the chance to play safely and meet new friends on our doorstep. I know my immediate neighbours but in the last few weeks, while setting up the event, I’ve met even more and everyone has been so supportive. These kind of initiatives are about more than just playing, it is about communities and people coming together. On the day, the atmosphere was just so lovely. It was delightful watching children make new friends, hearing giggles from children playing out and even watching the adults play too.”

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