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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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Croydon Council approved a street play policy in June 2014 and residents can now apply for regular road closures.  The proposals were covered in the New Addington Advertiser and the council hopes for ten streets to get involved initially.

In July 2017 the first street in the town centre played out. You can read more about it here.

To find out about closing your street for play in Croydon, email cfp@croydon.gov.uk

The Croydon Play Streets facebook page is a good place to find people already organising street play in Croydon.

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