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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 Salford?

Good news! In October 2020, Salford City council announced that “Play streets are set to be reintroduced back into Salford 90 years after the city pioneered the scheme in England.”

See excellent media coverage in the Salford Now and Manchester Evening News. The article also says:

Back in the 1930s Salford was the first city to introduce play streets in the country when then Salford Chief Constable Major Cedric Valentine Godfrey, brought the idea to the city after seeing how they worked in the tightly-packed districts of The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan in New York who had created play streets.

We’re not sure when the application process will be available, so we suggest contacting your local councillors to find out.

If you have any further information please do let us know, so we can update this page.

If you want to help get things started or have any questions for us, please get in touch!


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