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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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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.

We don’t yet know of any streets that are playing out regularly in Croydon but would love to hear from any that are, do get in touch.

You can also contact London Play’s Street Play Advocacy worker Richard Driffield for support.

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Growing Street Play in my Community: Jo’s Story

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Designing Streets for Play – Research and Observation

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