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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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The first playing out session in North Tyneside was held during June 2014 in Monkseaton.  The session was covered in the Chronicle Live

Local resident Carol said “I have very fond memories of playing out as a child, exploring my local neighbourhood and making firm friendships with other children on my street.  Nowadays with traffic dominating our streets, it is much harder for children to play out and hopefully this initiative will be the start of changing that.   If other streets in North Tyneside are keen to also organise Playing Out session, I’d be happy for them to get in touch with me so that I can help them.”  If you live in North Tyneside and would like to organise street play where you live, you can email Carol

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