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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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Nottingham City Council launched its city-wide street play scheme in June 2017. One mum described a playing out session as children “getting exercise without noticing.”

The Council is helping some streets get up and running with play and one of the first events took place in Lees Hill Street in Sneinton, Thursday 15 June.

As a resident you  can apply to close your road up to 12 times a year. The application form is on their website here. Please get in touch with us here at Playing Out if you are a Nottingham resident, we’d love to put you in touch with other residents closing their streets, and to put your street on our map. E-mail

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News from the Playing Out Movement June 2017

Welcome to the June newsletter. Playing Out is supporting a growing movement of people who want children to play out freely and be part of their communities. We are thrilled…

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