Play Streets allow you to close your road for three hours at a time so children on the street can play safely outside.
Organising a Play Streets
We make it easy for you to organise your own Play Street by providing all the equipment you will need, such as traffic cones and hi-vis jackets for adult stewards. Best of all it’s 100 per cent free!
Before applying to host a Play Street, you will need to consult with your neighbours, residents and businesses who might be affected by the road (or portion of road) being closed for the Play Street.
You can use the below templates to send to your neighbours or for recording approvals and any objections you may receive:
For your application to be successful, you must approach all neighbours who will be affected by the road closure and collect signatures for approvals. Fill out the sheet with the names of supporters and record any objections you may receive. You should also list any addresses that you weren’t able to contact as ‘unable to get a response’.
Risk assessment and indemnity
We ask that event organisers complete a risk assessment form, this will help identify any accidents that could occur and actions you could take to reduce the risk.
Brent council will under no circumstances, be held liable for any injury, loss or damage arising from the organisation of a Play Street session. We also advise organisers to take out public liability insurance for the period of the road closures.
For more information on Play Streets, please visit:
For useful resources such as risk assessment templates and step-by-step manuals, please visit Playing Out's materials and resources page.
Apply to host a Play Street
Before applying, make sure you have read the Play Streets' guidance notes.
It is important to submit your application at least twelve weeks before the day itself.
As part of the online application form, you will need to submit the following information:
- a list of the properties to whom you have sent a consultation letter
- a list of supporters for the scheme
- a log of any objections that may have been raised and details of who raised it
- a risk assessment
Supporting documents can be submitted at a later date if agreed with the Traffic Manager.