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.
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. By September 2014, 9 streets had applied to become play streets.
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.
Growing Street Play in my Community: Jo’s Story
Daniella posted this on 27/03/17
Bristol resident Jo Chesterman tells us how her dynamism has lead her to promote Playing Out throughout her neighbourhood: “Playing Out in our road came from a street party for…
Designing Streets for Play – Research and Observation
Alice Ferguson posted this on 01/03/17
There’s a house on a corner near where I live in suburban Leeds that makes me happy nearly every time I pass it. Not because it’s anything special architecturally, but…