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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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Edinburgh City Council agreed to put a street play policy in place on the 17th May 2018.

This is how it was reported on the BBC.

Edinburgh Playing Out group, have had a long campaign to get a street play policy in place and you can find other residents playing out the Edinburgh Playing Out  Facebook group and website.

Here is how to do it: Playing Out in Four Simple Steps.

Blog posts

News from the Playing Out Movement June 2017

Welcome to the June newsletter. Playing Out is supporting a growing movement of people who want children to play out freely and be part of their communities. We are thrilled…

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