Helping Hackney open its streets for play

Guest post by Claudia Draper Though I helped organise it, I have to admit our last street party over the Jubilee weekend was a bit of a wash out. In the face of remorseless torrential rain, much of our street committee’s carefully planned programme – including tug of war, giant street feast, and open mic … Continue reading

Play on the Street!

Did you see BBC Breakfast this morning? Today (at 6:52, repeated about hourly) Susannah and John Maguire are asking whether our kids play out in the streets, or if you wish they did? Did you? Illustrating the piece are shots of the ground breaking Bristol’s Playing Out Project, where streets can close regularly after school. … Continue reading

It’s time to blockade for play!

You have just 5 days to contribute to our first print run of community funded Love Outdoor Play stickers. While the stickers will hopefully create visible support for more outdoor and unstructured play in our communities clearly there is much more that can be done. I personally live in a terraced house that was built … Continue reading