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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 Waltham Forest?

Residents of Waltham Forest can apply to close their streets regularly for play. The scheme was launched in July 2013.

You can read about one resident’s experience of setting up play streets via Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign.

Follow these links to the council page, and to download copies of guidance notes, an application form and a sample letter provided by the council.

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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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