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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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Road closures in Hertsmere are handled by Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council has agreed a pilot of monthly playing out session on a street in Tring.  This has now been running for 3 years. We are really keen for other streets to apply so that a county wide application policy can be formalised.

Please see the video and contact details here http://playingout.net/herts/

Blog posts

Playing Out and Growing Up: The Benefits of Freedom

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…

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Why can’t children just go to the park?

“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…

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