Play Streets

Play street

A Temporary Play Street is a resident-led, outdoor, free activity to help children's play. It allows a group of residents to close a road on a regular basis for a period of up to a year, so there is no danger or inconvenience from traffic.

  • It is independent from the Council and needs parent/adult supervision to make sure children are safe.
  • The road is temporarily closed and car access is restricted (but not stopped - residents take turns to 'steward' cars needing to get to or from their properties).
  • A temporary road closure cannot take place more than once a week and full access is allowed for residents and their vehicles at all times.
  • Suitable 'Play Streets' are preferably quiet residential roads or cul-de-sacs and should be closed until no later than sunset.
  • Each closure can last for up to a maximum of three hours and full consultation must be carried out with all affected residents/businesses at the application stage.

'Playing Out' is an organisation which promotes children's play - please visit: for more information or advice on how to organise this kind of event.

Play Street Application Form

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