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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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Road closures in North Hertfordshire 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/

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