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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 Oxfordshire?

We know that street play has happened here, though currently there is no formal policy. You can encourage this by lobbying your local council!

Oxford City Council supports street parties, you can find an application form here. This could be a good way to get started with a pilot play street.

If you live in this area please get in contact if you would like to get playing out started!

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