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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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Street play in Leeds has been pioneered by neighbours in one street which has been playing out regularly since September 2011 – you can watch a news piece on Made in Leeds TV showing their street on a playing out day here.

The same street featured on BBC Radio 4 PM programme in March 2014 in which children and adults who live there talked about what playing out has meant for them. Listen to the report.

Leeds Play Network is now supporting others across the city who are interested in making their residential street a place for children to play safely and freely. Email Cheryl Woods for help and advice.

Leeds council launched its street play policy in May 2015.  This allows residents to apply for closures up to once a week. For full details visit the council’s street play page.

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