Want to open up your street for play?
Would you like your children to play out more safely in your street? Find out how at a Playing Out information session for parents, taking place on Monday 25 November, 9.30-10.30am at Mapledene Children’s Centre, 54 Mapledene Road, London E8 3LE.
Hackney Council’s Temporary Play Street Order (TPSO) enables residents to apply to run regular ‘playing out’ sessions – when the road is shut to through-traffic for a few hours to allow children to play freely, and residents of all ages come together too.
More than 2,000 children have already taken part in streets in Clapton, Finsbury Park, Haggerston, Hoxton, Stoke Newington and Victoria Park. With support from neighbours, the play sessions are easy to get going and are a great way to get the kids more active and making new friends in their area. Playing out also helps build a sense of community, making streets feel safer and friendlier for all.
Hackney Playing Out, a resident-led support and advice service for street play, is offering free and informal information sessions in various neighbourhoods in the coming months, to explain the playing out model and application process, discuss concerns and ideas, and motivate people to start the process on their street. Refreshments will be provided and younger children/babies are welcome.
To book a place on 25th November, please email Claudia Draper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07947 095069. You can also just turn up.