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“It’s changed our lives”: how playing out helped my children, my neighbours and me

Emma Sarjo posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Community, Play Streets on 16/11/2023

Emma first got interested in play streets seven years ago. Since then, with help and advice from Playing…

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A small child holds up a homemade sign saying 'Safe Streets Now'
We need a plan for children, not motorists

Alice Ferguson posted this in Active Travel, Children's play, health and wellbeing, Street Space on 05/10/2023

“We are not a nation of motorists, we’re a nation of families”. These words were spoken by Joanne…

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children cycling
Playing fair: How does race affect children’s access to outdoor play?

Dulce Pedroso posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Street Space on 18/05/2023

A guest blog by Dulce Pedroso – an ‘expert friend’ to Playing Out who has recently completed a…

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A residential street full of children playing
Playing out helps children to make friends across race, culture and backgrounds

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Community on 24/04/2023

This positive feedback comes from a recent community engagement project about playing out close to home. As a…

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A large group of people gathered on Dartmoor to protest the removal of the right to wild camp
Right to Roam Near Home

Alice Ferguson posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing, Street Space on 31/01/2023

Last week, 3,000 people gathered on Dartmoor to march in protest at the public’s “right to roam” in…

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Children of different ages playing in a residential street
How to handle objections and defuse difficult situations on play streets.

Kate Staniforth posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Community, Play Streets on 28/10/2022

A street, estate or block of flats can be like a microcosm of society – a community made…

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