Published: Monday, 10th February 2020

Kids (and adults!) can reclaim their streets for a few hours and have fun outdoors.

All thanks to a Royal Borough of Greenwich scheme that closes residential streets to through traffic for a few hours.

Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich said: “Lots of families are looking for ways in which to reduce the time their children spend on personal devices, watching TV and online. What better way than to organise a Play Streets event and encourage everyone outdoors. It also builds community spirit, with parents and residents able to apply to close a street and act as marshals.”

Play Streets also promotes safer neighbourhoods, helps to reduce air pollution, encourages outdoor activity - all while having fun!

The deadline to apply for Play Streets events held in spring is 29 February. To find out more and apply please visit:

Children playing in Love Lane - part of Play Streets