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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 Gloucestershire?

Gloucestershire had its first playing out session in July 2019! There is not yet a formal policy for street closures, but the council is interested. You can encourage this by lobbying the council and getting connected via the Playing Out in Gloucestershire facebook group.

Listen to this great interview with resident Jo on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Jo and her kids are on from 2:20.

Blog posts

A Parklet in Hackney, London, with a young woman holding a baby standing and smiling at the camera, and 3 people sitting behind her on benches
From play streets to parklets – new ways to reclaim space for children and communities

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Children standing on a play street
Play streets are back – and not a moment too soon!

Alison Stenning has been running a play street in North Shields for almost six years, as well as supporting other residents to run play streets across North Tyneside through play.meet.street….

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