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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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A new street play policy was launched in April 2014.  The story was covered in the Islington Gazette.

Residents in Islington can apply for a temporary street play order for up to three hours per week- the council has provided detailed guidance on its play streets page. Applications will be considered four times a year on 30 January, 31 May, 15 July and 31 October. The council provides cones and signs and will come and help you set up your first session.

Contact with other people playing out in Islington through the Islington Playing Out Facebook Group.

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