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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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Residents of Waltham Forest can apply to close their streets regularly for play.  The scheme was launched in July 2013 – you can read the coverage in the Waltham Forest Guardian.

You can read about one resident’s experience of setting up play streets via  Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign.

Follow the links to download copies of guidance notes, an application form and a sample letter provided by the council.

Blog posts

School Streets – The movement for children’s freedom grows

Over the past few months, one aspect of the street play movement has grown in popularity: school streets and school play streets. This interest has been fuelled by increasing concerns…

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You’re not alone: working together for friendlier streets and children playing out

Feeling daunted by trying to change things for children on your street, or in your local area or city? You don’t have to do this alone. There’s often local support…

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