Near You

Home > Near You

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.

Map key

You

Local authority

Active street

Local contact

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

child by the sea with arms outstretched
How to keep hold of children’s freedom into the winter

It’s that time of year again when everything is just starting to close in, especially for children. The long, light summer evenings… the freedom of the summer holidays and outdoor…

Read more

New evidence shows impact of street play

Healthier children, happier communities is the overall impact of street play! So say three separate reports published this week. Firstly, a survey conducted amongst the national network of ‘playing out’ streets…

Read more

See all blog posts