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See how the street play movement is growing across the UK.

Find out what’s happening where you live and if there are streets already playing out. We know that there are many active streets not listed here so please let us know of anything you are doing so we can add it to the map. You can also check our Local Authority Directory to see if your council has a street play policy yet.

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Playing Out first started in Birmingham in August 2013 when three streets in Kings Heath became play streets. This activity was repeated in 2014, and since then Birmingham City Council has started a city wide scheme.

Birmingham City Council is running an Active Streets to support residents to close their streets and provide local activators to help lead some play activities.

The group for residents who want to find out more about grassroots activity is ‘Space makers’. You can read blogs here about active streets activities, and find out where playing out activity is taking place. The Kings Heath and Moseley Playing Out group is still going, and a good place to keep in touch.

For information on how to close your street go to the Active Wellbeing Website. It runs its own Active streets facebook group where you can post pictures and share stories.

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News from the Playing Out Movement June 2017

Welcome to the June newsletter. Playing Out is supporting a growing movement of people who want children to play out freely and be part of their communities. We are thrilled…

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