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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 Gloucestershire?

Gloucestershire had its first playing out session in July 2019! There is not yet a formal policy for street closures, but the council is interested. You can encourage this by lobbying the council and getting connected via the Playing Out in Gloucestershire facebook group.

Listen to this great interview with resident Jo on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Jo and her kids are on from 2:20.

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