Turn Your Road into a Playground

Council encouraging residents to apply for Play Streets

Residents can apply to the council to have their road closed for the day
Residents can apply to the council to have their road closed for the day

Hammersmith & Fulham Council want to make people aware of Play Streets.

These provide a way for you to stop traffic on your road temporarily and turn it into a playground for you and your children.

You can have a birthday party, bring out food and drinks, play games or just let the kids ride their bikes and scooters without worrying about delivery vans and cars.

Residents still have vehicle access and can leave their cars parked on the road. Volunteer stewards (usually residents) stand at each end of the street and walk in front of any moving vehicles to keep it safe.

This model was first developed by parents (co-founders of Playing Out) on one street in Bristol in 2009 and has now been taken up by hundreds of street communities all over the UK supported by councils and local organisations.

Volunteers manage access to the street
Volunteers manage access to the street

If you want to organise a Play Street first talk to your neighbours and agree on a suitable date then email cleaner.greener@lbhf.gov.uk to arrange it using flyers to spread the word.

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July 12, 2021