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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Play streets

Play streets have proved very popular in other parts of the country including Bristol and Hackney and we are certain they will prove as popular in Lambeth.

Play streets allow parents to reclaim their streets to promote play activities for their children and to make their streets more enjoyable places to live!

The Play Street project aims to promote play amongst young people in Lambeth in their own street, ensuring a safe environment free of cars in which to have fun. They allow young children to play near their own home and give them the space they need to play energetically.

Play streets can also provide a range of benefits to the community such as providing exercise and improving the health and wellbeing of children. Play streets can play a valuable role in bringing streets together and building communities.

For more information on play streets please visit the Play London website.

Apply now for a temporary play street order, which allows you to close your street for up to three hours per week or month.

Application process

If you want to apply to become a play street, the first step you need to take is 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 will 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 is sufficient support for a play street amongst your neighbours then please complete the application form and submit it to Streetworks@lambeth.gov.uk.

If you need support in completing this form, or any other information, please contact Tony Fellowes - TFellowes@lambeth.gov.uk or 020 7926 0206.

Pictured: If residents of Oakden Street would like to become a Play street they just need to fill in a form!

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