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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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During 2013, Ealing trialled its first playing out sessions with the closure of one street and following its success, introduced a policy to make it simple for residents to organise.  By July 2015 there were seventeen streets which were closing for playing out sessions.  You can read about play streets in action in Ealing in this article from Around Ealing

If you live in Ealing and are interested in playing out sessions on your street one of the local street organisers is happy for your to get in touch – you can email her here.  You can read about how to apply here on the Ealing Council website also contact Renee McCaw at the council for any further details of how the scheme works the council will provide residents with a box of useful equipment to get your playing out sessions going.   You can also contact London Play’s Street Play Advocacy worker Richard Driffield for support. There is an Ealing Play Streets Facebook group you can join too. 

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