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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 Wandsworth?

We know this council is interested in supporting street play, but there is currently no formal policy. You can apply to close your road for one off street parties which is a good way to start. Make sure you also read the council guidance.

If you live in the area please get in touch if you would like to get involved in starting playing out!

London Play is an organisation that is funded to support play streets in London boroughs. See more details on their website here.

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