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London Play has supported a successful resident-led campaign to overturn a decision by Croydon Council to introduce charges for children playing in the street.

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24 MAY 2020: London Play is one of  many organisations behind a campaign to ensure that every child has the space, time, and freedom to play this summer as Covid-19 restrictions are eased

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16 MAY 2020: London Play will be bringing joy back to the city streets this summer as part of the Mayor's 'Let's Do London' campaign, to encourage Londoners and visitors back into the capital.

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Connecting children to public space outdoors had a watershed moment when Richard Louv published his now classic Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. A new handbook on designing public space for children includes a chapter from London Play, on play streets.

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The number of children seeking help for mental health problems increased by 28% during the pandemic, new figures have revealed.

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London Play has joined academics and other play campaigners in calling on the government to support 'a summer of play' to help children recover from the stress of lockdown and a year of Covid upheaval.

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From Monday 14 September, it will be illegal in England, unless at school or work, for someone to meet more than five other people at a time. What does this mean for play streets?

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07 JULY 2020: Most play street organisers are ready to consider reopening their streets for play - if councils give the green light, according to a survey by London Play.

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30 June 2020: Hundreds of play streets across the country have been suspended during the coronavirus lockdown. But as playgrounds reopen, London Play believe that now is the time to open up additional public space for children and communities in the form of play streets.

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The number of children managing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day drops by 40% as they move through primary school.

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More than four square kilometres of temporary play space was created in an instant last month as Londoners came out to play on their car free streets.

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Residents are being encouraged to set up traffic-free ‘play streets’ outside their homes. The £100,000 a year project will allow people to close streets from traffic for up to four hours during daylight, allowing children to play in the public space close to their homes.

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Withdrawing play time from school children as punishment is an infringement of children's human rights and is a practice which should be stopped, says the British Psychological Society.

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LONDON: As many as half a dozen housing developments across London – most of them relatively new – separate play areas for richer and poorer children.

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TOWER HAMLETS: Play time has extended onto the street for two schools in Tower Hamlets

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NEWHAM: Almost £1.2m is to be spent upgrading West Ham Park playground and installing a new water play area.

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