The deadline to apply for a Play Street is Friday 23 August 2019.
About Play Streets
A Play Street is a simple, effective and low-cost way for children to be able to play out in the streets where they live.
How it works
Councils can use their existing powers under road traffic legislation to allow temporary street closures.
Local parents and other residents act as marshals, allowing their neighbours to drive to and from their homes at walking pace, while through traffic is re-directed.
The benefits of Play Streets
There are benefits to having a play street on your road, which include:
- Allowing children to play close to home
- Giving children the space to play safely
- Increasing a sense of community by bringing neighbours together
- Encouraging more activities to take place in the local area