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.
If you live in Northamptonshire you can apply to closure your street regularly for up to three hours at a time. Play streets in the county have been championed by Triology Leisure (formerly Northampton Leisure Trust) and you can apply to the council for free using this form
As well as resident-led street play, Trilogy have been holding street play sessions in Spring Boroughs. The scheme started in 2013 and was expanded for 2014. You can read an evaluation of the pilot written by Northampton University Researchers here or if you live in the Spring Boroughs area Trilogy invite you to “Come and join the fun at Spring Boroughs very own play street on Crispin Street, between *Spring Lane Primary and the New Life buildings. We are playing out after school between 3:30pm and 4:30pm every Tuesday! Its free – so come along and play out!!!”
New evidence shows impact of street play
Alice Ferguson posted this on 31/07/17
Healthier children, happier communities is the overall impact of street play! So say three separate reports published this week. Firstly, a survey conducted amongst the national network of ‘playing out’ streets…
Air Pollution and Street Play
Daniella posted this on 23/06/17
The severe impact of traffic-related air pollution on children’s health is becoming ever clearer and more worrying. On the 4th of April, Greenpeace and the Guardian called for urgent government action…