Play streets in Lewisham


Regular play streets

Lewisham makes it easy for residents to apply for their own play street – it’s free, (relatively) quick and fairly simple. So go for it!

No deadlines, apply 6-8 weeks before your first event

A few hours, regular weekly or monthly intervals.

Evidence is required that local residents have been consulted and given the opportunity to register their objections. A list of objections should be collated and attached to the application form.

The council has a limited number of road closed signs and barriers to loan out but otherwise you will have to hire or make your own. Check with the council.

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. 

Apply at least six weeks before your event – or at the beginning of July for Car Free Day; check council website.

Hooray, it’s free to hold a one-off street party or trial play street in Lewisham!

All neighbours to be informed of time and date

Nothing – residents must provide their own barriers

For Car Free Day play streets click here

For  trial play streets on other days apply using a street party application:

Council webpage 

Email council

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!

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