Play streets in Sutton


Regular play streets

Sutton introduced a trial of play streets in autumn 2019. We’re not entirely sure what has happened since, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic. But we are hopeful play on the street will resume soon!

Refer to council website.

Up to three hours, starting at a fixed time and day on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

Applications must be accompanied by evidence of support from neighbours living in the affected section of your road including name, signature, address and comments.

Check with council

Try out a play street

Want to run a trial play street? Perhaps on Car Free Day or another day? You can – but in Sutton, it will unfortunately cost you. See details below to make a one-off street party application. 

OK so in Sutton you need to think ahead for this! Apply four months before the event. Yep, really.

Ahem. £842. Sorry to say that’s not a typo and yes, Sutton wins the prize for ‘highest charge for a street party in London’. Most other London councils offer this for free in light of the benefits – happier, healthier, friendlier communities.

Consultation with neighbours must take place at least 2 weeks before submitting application

Nothing is provided – residents need to supply their own barriers and are required to purchase public liability insurance.

If all that hasn’t put you off and you still want to apply, here’s the council web page.

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!

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.