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.
Following a successful pilot in 2013, residents in Haringey are now able to apply for free to close their streets to traffic for up to 3 hours per week during daylight hours.
The application process asks residents to consult with and get agreement from a majority of their directly affected neighbours. The council will provide all the signs that you need.
If you live in Haringey and are interested in street play, why not join the local Facebook group to share experiences.
Playing Out and Growing Up: The Benefits of Freedom
Daniella posted this on 20/03/18
If you’re the parent of a young child, I’ve got things to tell you now I’m out the other side. Yesterday my son Joe was playing out and today, he’s…
Why can’t children just go to the park?
Daniella posted this on 15/02/18
“Why can’t children just go to the park instead of playing in the street?” is a question that pops up everywhere from street meetings, to online comment threads and council…