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A street, estate or block of flats can be like a microcosm of society – a community made up of all sorts of people, all with different lives, views and opinions. When you first start thinking about setting up a play street or playing out session, it’s likely that most neighbours will be supportive – or at least neutral. But you may also be confronted by people who do not agree with the idea. And even if your neighbours are…

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Samira Musse posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Community, Play Streets on 03/05/2022

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