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!
What’s happening in East Northamptonshire?
Street play in Northamptonshire is dealt with by the county council – see more details on the Trilogy Leisure page which links to the Northampton County Council application form.
If you live in Northamptonshire you can apply to closure your street regularly for up to three hours at a time. Play streets in the county have been championed by Trilogy Leisure (formerly Northampton Leisure Trust) and you can apply to the council for free using this form.
As well as resident-led street play, Trilogy have been holding street play sessions in Spring Boroughs. The scheme started in 2013 and was expanded for 2014. You can read an evaluation of the pilot written by Northampton University Researchers here.
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playingout posted this on 13/09/21
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playingout posted this on 04/08/21
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