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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 Ealing?

During 2013, Ealing trialled its first playing out sessions with the closure of one street and following its success, introduced a policy to make it simple for residents to organise. By July 2015 there were 17 streets closing for playing out sessions. You can read about play streets in action in Ealing in this article from Around Ealing.

Ealing’s resident led play streets scheme means that people living in the borough can apply for monthly road closures to enable children to play out safely in their streets.

If you live in Ealing and are interested in playing out sessions on your street one of the local street organisers is happy for your to get in touch – you can email her here.  You can read about how to apply here on the Ealing Council website. The council will provide residents with a box of useful equipment to get your playing out sessions going.  There is an Ealing Play Streets Facebook group you can join too!

 

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