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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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What’s happening in Calderdale?

The council are interested in developing a policy for playing out in Calderdale, there’s been some local media about it in the Halfix Courier here.

If you’d like to play out in Calderdale, get in touch with us or with your local councillor for more information.

After 3 years of lobbying, Councillor Ashley Evans is encouraged that the council might drive the project forward in the borough. The proposal was approved in December 2019, then put on hold earlier this year due to the pandemic; but Councillor Evans is hopeful the issue will move up the agenda now meetings are up and running in virtual form. Read the full article here.

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Researching playfulness on residential streets during lockdown

During the spring lockdown, researchers Alison Stenning and Wendy Russell explored play and playfulness at a street level. Here they share their initial findings. During the spring lockdown in the…

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Dear PM, outdoor play is essential for children’s health and wellbeing

It is essential that children can get outside and be active, for their health and wellbeing. Last spring/summer, too many children were trapped indoors due to confusion about the rules….

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