Play streets in Newham


Regular play streets

It took a while for Newham to join the play street revolution – but now it’s underway, why not join the movement? It’s free and we promise your street will be transformed for the better!

No specific deadlines but Newham recommends applying 10-12 weeks before your first session. 

Up to four hours in daylight hours and a maximum of twice per month or 24 times per year.

Ideally show that at least half of all households are supportive in principle – in practice a ‘good level’ of support will suffice.

One of the only boroughs to provide permanent play street signage – along with ‘road closed’ signs to be provided and collected by the council. Not only that but hi vis vests! 


Contact Email

Contact council

Contact email

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 six weeks before your event.

Free free free!!

Online form confirming details

Newham council provides signage, barriers and, last we knew, a £250 grant per street for residents! The perfect opportunity to buy some chalks and ropes for future play street events. 

Council webpage 

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!

Our short course programme on specific topics, team and organisational training sessions are available at affordable prices. Hackney Play Association is willing and able to offer qualifications at all levels subject to demand.