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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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During 2013, Ealing trialled its first playing out sessions with the closure of one street and following its success, introduced a policy to make it simple for residents to organise.  By July 2015 there were seventeen streets which were closing for playing out sessions.  You can read about play streets in action in Ealing in this article from Around Ealing.

If you live in Ealing and are interested in playing out sessions on your street one of the local street organisers is happy for your to get in touch – you can email her here.  You can read about how to apply here on the Ealing Council website. The council will provide residents with a box of useful equipment to get your playing out sessions going.  There is an Ealing Play Streets Facebook group you can join too. 

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