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This map shows the growing number of residents and councils who are helping children to play out more. We add information when we hear about activity happening on streets and in neighbourhoods.

You can find out what’s happening where you live and see whether there are other residents 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.

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 cfp@croydon.gov.uk

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.

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