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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 Salford?

Good news! In October 2020, Salford City council announced that “Play streets are set to be reintroduced back into Salford 90 years after the city pioneered the scheme in England.”

See excellent media coverage in the Salford Now and Manchester Evening News. The article also says:

Back in the 1930s Salford was the first city to introduce play streets in the country when then Salford Chief Constable Major Cedric Valentine Godfrey, brought the idea to the city after seeing how they worked in the tightly-packed districts of The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan in New York who had created play streets.

We’re not sure when the application process will be available, so we suggest contacting your local councillors to find out.

If you have any further information please do let us know, so we can update this page.

If you want to help get things started or have any questions for us, please get in touch!

 

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