Regular play streets
We are very pleased to discover that Tower Hamlets Council has stealthily introduced a play street policy when we weren’t looking! The process seems pretty simple so there’s nothing to stop you opening your street for play. Details of when why what and how – see below.
No deadlines – apply ‘several’ weeks in advance of your first session.
Up to three hours a time, monthly or weekly.
Consult those living or operating a business on the street you wish to close or on streets that rely on it for access. Submit a record of this along with names and addresses of those who support or (strongly) object to your proposal.
Check with council.
Want to try out a 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 by having a one-off event. Find out here how to apply using a street party application.
Apply at least nine weeks before your event.
Check with council
Consult all affected households and record objections
Nothing – residents need to provide their own barriers and purchase public liability insurance .
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!