Play Streets in Stoke Newington

Winston road

Applying for a temporary play street order

Talk to your neighbours and explain what you want to do. Our application pack (Word, 53KB) includes a template letter you could use to send to them. The street won’t be closed completely; people living on the street can still drive to and from their homes. You will need to recruit friends or neighbours to help on the day; there has to be someone at each end of the street to warn cars.

Complete the application form (Word, 53KB) and email it to

If your application is approved, we will give you road closure signs to put up on the day.

Stoke Newington resident Claudia Draper runs a monthly play street on Oldfield Road. If you have any questions on setting up a play street, from convincing your neighbours to the practicalities on the day email or join the Hackney playing out Facebook group. You should also take a look at Playing Out; the not-for-profit information and advice resource for street play.

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