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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 by entering the name of your local authority (council) in the box below. Tell us if you want to get something started in your area – or if there’s anything to add to our map!

 

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What’s happening in Adur and Worthing?

Adur and Worthing council are actively supporting street play. If you live in Adur and Worthing and want to get your street playing out, you could join the local Facebook group  for ideas and support or visit the local website. Information about how to apply to the council to run a play street is on their website here.

The contact at the council is:

The history of street play in Adur and Worthing:

Following a successful pilot in 2013 when 15 streets in Adur and Worthing became temporary play streets, residents in Adur and Worthing can now apply for up to 12 temporary road closures on days and times of their choosing.

At the launch of the Play Streets pilot in 2013, the One Show came to visit a play street. The scheme has also been featured on More Radio, in the Sussex Chronicle and the Shoreham Herald.

 

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