We’re reclaiming our local streets as spaces for play.

This year we have started a new project testing the ‘Play Street’ model within Claremont.

We are working closely with Blackpool Council to refine the process for closing roads and are currently out discussing possible locations with local people.

Play Streets are neighbour-led short road closures, creating a safe space for children to play freely together on their doorstep.

Play Streets allow children to play freely, without organised games or activities. In practice, this means children cycle, scoot, skate, chalk, skip, hopscotch, kick a ball around and make up games.

We are now delivering Play Street sessions across Claremont each month, with a view to recruiting an army of Play Volunteers as well as helping local people to develop their own sessions with support and training.

You can find out more about the Play Streets model here.

If you are interested in starting a ‘Play Street’ session on your street or want to know more please get in touch.