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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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Local playing out organiser, Rachel, came across the playing out idea when her mum passed her the playing out story saying she thought this was something Rachel could do locally.

Twelve months later in September 2013, Reading Borough started a year long ‘play streets’ pilot with six streets taking part. The scheme has been extended until March 2015 and new streets are welcome to join.

Around 10 streets in Reading are already holding playing out sessions – you can read about the latest additions in Get Reading.

Reading residents interested in finding out more can join the Reading play streets Facebook group to ask questions or ask advice or contact Rachel

Residents in Reading can apply for a play street to be created for up to three hours a fortnight using this form.

 

 

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