What is Let’s Play Out?
Let’s Play Out allows temporary street closures to enable street play for children. It is also referred to as Playing Out or Play Street. Residents can apply to temporarily (1-3 hours) close their street to through traffic to allow residents to come together and children to play out safely.
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There are 2 types of application available to close a residential street for street play
- For a one-off event or to try out a ‘Let’s Play Out’ event before committing to a regular closure
- To close the road on a reoccurring basis in a 12-month period- for example every Saturday 10am-12noon (52 sessions), 1st Sunday of every month (12 sessions), every Friday evening 4-6pm April-September (26 sessions).
You will need to be clear whether you are applying for a one off/single event or a regular reoccurring event as they require different processes
It is important that you think ahead and apply by the relevant deadline if you would like to start running your event at a specific time of year. Information about deadlines can be found on this page.
For a one-off/trial ‘Let’s Play out’ event, please allow a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your event date.
Deadlines for reoccurring or repeat applications
If you aim to hold your play street from:
- 1 March to 31 May onwards the deadline for us to receive the application is 1 January
- 1 June to 31 August onwards the deadline for us to receive the application is 1 April
- 1 September to 30 November onwards the deadline for us to receive the application is 1 July
- 1 December to 28 February onwards the deadline for us to receive the application is 1 October
For example, if you want to start your event from August 15 onwards, you will need to let us know by April 1.
If your application is approved, you will be able to run your street play sessions for a 12-month period at the specified time and location. After this 12-month period, you will need to reapply in the same way.
Before completing this form, you should contact, in writing, the residents in the street affected. This letter should provide your contact details, along with the proposed date and times of the restriction.
We would advise all event organisers consider purchasing liability insurance, however this is not essential for the event to be approved.
For any further queries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have the support of your neighbours and have dealt with any concerns raised, please complete the form below: