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See how the street play movement is growing across the UK

We’re adding a pin for every area where parents, residents, a community organisation or the council (and ideally, all of them together) are starting to change things for children through play streets and related ideas. The movement is growing! See what’s happening near you and tell us if there’s anything to add. If you’re interested in starting a play street or in any other action to support children playing out, do get in touch – we can help.

 

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What’s happening in Adur and Worthing?

Following a successful pilot in 2013 when 15 streets in Adur and Worthing became temporary play streets, residents in Adur and Worthing can now apply for up to 12 temporary road closures on days and times of their choosing.   If you live in Adur and Worthing and want to get your street playing out, you could join the local Facebook group  for ideas and support. Also ‘Adur and Worthing Playing Out’ community organisation is promoting and linking up residents who are interested in street play – more details on their website.

The council contact in Adur and Worthing is:

At the launch of the Play Streets pilot in 2013, the One Show came to visit a play street. The scheme has also been featured on More Radio, in the Sussex Chronicle and the Shoreham Herald.

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