Play Streets allow parents to reclaim their road for children to play in. You can apply for a temporary Play Street order to close your road for up to three hours per week or month.

Play Streets have been very popular in other parts of the country such as Bristol and Hackney, and they're proving just as popular in Lambeth.

The Play Street project provides a safe environment free of cars where children can have fun and play near their own home - giving them the space they need to play energetically but safely.

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1. Applying for a Play Street order

If you want to apply to close your road for a Play Street session, first you need to talk to your neighbours and explain exactly what you want to do. When you're speaking to them, bear in mind that the street won't be closed completely - residents can still drive to and from their homes.

You'll also need to recruit friends and neighbours to help on the day - there has to be someone at each end of the street to warn cars.

If you feel there's enough support among your neighbours for a Play Street, please complete the application form.

2. Find out more

Visit the London Play website and the Playing Out website for more information on Play Streets and other schemes.


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