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See how the street play movement is growing across the UK

We’ve added 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. For more support on play streets and to connect with the play streets movement see here.

Please note: these pages were last updated in summer 2024.

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What’s happening in Central Bedfordshire?

Residents in Central Bedfordshire can now apply to play out on their street! See the Central Bedfordshire play streets page here for more information and how to apply.

If you are interested in getting play streets started in your street email [email protected]. Thery will work with you to check if your street is suitable, talk through questions and concerns and walk you through next steps.

There is a Bedford Playing Out Facebook page here.

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