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Play streets

Find out how you can shut your street to traffic for up to three hours a week so children can play safely.

  • your street can be closed to all traffic, except residents
  • play streets can only happen during daylight hours
  • there is no charge
  • we can supply signs and equipment
  • a great way to meet your neighbours.
  • How you can start a play street

    Before you apply to have your road closed, you first need to:

  • talk to all your neighbours and explain what you want to do.
  • explain as residents they’ll still be able to park and drive slowly when the street is shut.
  • there will be resident and public consultation done by us, so you need as many resident supporters as possible.
  • recruit some people to help you on the day
  • Read more about play streets in this detailed guide (PDF 90KB)

    Find out everything you need to know on the London Play website.

    To apply you simply need to download and complete this application form and email it back to us (300KB)

    Support you’ll get

    If your application is successful we can:

  • provide you with temporary traffic signs, barriers and cones required for the road closures free of charge.
  • meet your team and advise on the way the road closures must be carried out.
  • See play streets in Islington

    Further information

    To return your application form or if you have any questions. 

    Email the road safety team

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