Regular play streets
Croydon residents have been playing on their streets since 2014 and the council is very supportive of play streets. Residents are asked to run three trial sessions before applying to make their play street permanent.
UPDATE MAY 2021: We have been made aware of a change of personnel in Croydon Council and the potential introduction of a charge to apply for play street orders. We are working to persuade them otherwise! If you are interested in starting a play street in Croydon please get in touch with London Play directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be lodged at any time but make sure you apply at least six weeks before your first event.
Up to three hours a session, monthly or potentially even weekly.
All affected residents must be sent a letter informing them of plans and giving them the chance to respond. The council must be informed of responses received.
The council supplies signs and barriers.
Try before you buy – run a trial play street
Want to run a trial play street? Perhaps on Car Free Day or another day? You can! Find out if a play street is for you and your neighbours before committing to regular sessions by having a one-off event. More details below.
By the way…
Councils are liable to change dates, process and contact details. We try hard to keep this page updated but if you notice that something is not right, please let us know!