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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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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.

You can read about the details of the scheme and how to apply on the Haringey website or email traffic.orders@haringey.gov.uk

If you live in Haringey and are interested in street play, why not join the local Facebook group to share experiences.

Blog posts

Bringing the street play movement to Hull

Motivated parents and residents around the UK are spreading the idea of opening streets for play. Amy in Hull heard about the ‘playing out’ model and made it happen in…

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News from the Playing Out Movement December 2017

Welcome to the December newsletter – our 6 monthly round-up of exciting news and developments. Playing Out is supporting a growing number of parents, residents, and local authority officers around…

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