There is a lot of interest in setting up Play Streets in Croydon.
Play Streets are resident led initiatives to close their road temporarily for a few hours once a month or once a week so that children can play in the road.
The Council's formal role is to decide whether a road can be temporarily closed and to publish the formal notices so that the road can be used as a Play Street. However, the Council will also provide support, advice and guidance to residents wanting to start a Play Street.
The Croydon Guide gives advice on how to go about setting up a Play Street in your road. The appendix includes lots of useful material that will help you organise your Play Street.
The Playing Out website also has lots of information about street play and why playing in streets can be good for children. Their documents ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and ’10 Good Reasons for A Play Street’ can also be downloaded below.
London Play is supporting Play Streets in Croydon. For more information about how they can help you start a Play Street please visit the London Play website.
If you are interested in setting up a Play Street in your road contact:
Children and Families Partnership
Department Children, families and learning
Telephone 020 8726 6400 Ext. 63371
London Borough of Croydon
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk