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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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There has been a lot of street play activity in two districts of West Sussex- Adur and Worthing where 15 or so streets have held playing out sessions.

If you are interested in getting street play in Adur and Worthing, then you could join the local facebook group or visit www.adurworthingplayingout.org.uk

If you live in one of the other districts of West Sussex, and are interested in starting playing out sessions where you live, we would suggest that you get in touch with the officer at your district council who deals with street parties via the following:

Arun District Council

Phone: 01903 737858

Email: events@arun.gov.uk

Chichester District Council

       Chichester District Council is actively supporting street play. You can apply here. 

Chichester also has its own page in this directory.

Crawley Borough Council

Phone: 01293 438000

Email: comments@crawley.gov.uk

Horsham District Council

Phone: 01403 215139

Email: andy.flack@horsham.gov.uk

Mid Sussex District Council

Phone: 01444 477305

Email: stuart.brown@midsussex.gov.uk

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