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.
Croydon Council approved a street play policy in June 2014 and residents can now apply for regular road closures. The proposals were covered in the Croydon Advertiser and the council hopes for ten streets to get involved initially.
In July 2017 the first street in the town centre played out. You can read more about it here
To find out about closing your street for play in Croydon, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact London Play’s Street Play Advocacy worker Richard Driffield for support.
The Croydon Play Streets facebook page is a good place to find people already organising street play in Croydon.
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…