A playground in your own street

11:30am - 08 September 2021

Would you love the opportunity to close your street off to traffic so children can play freely, neighbours socialise and friends come together?

Play Your Way aims to do just that – a scheme to create traffic-free events in local neighbourhoods.

We’ve launched it using the principles of the national Playing Out organisation.

The benefits are numerous - improving the health and wellbeing of children and families, reducing social isolation for residents that live alone and empowering residents to create a more cohesive neighbourhood.

This summer residents in Moorland Road, Weston-super-Mare, hosted a Play Your Way session and another will take place this month for those living in Trinder Road, Easton-in-Gordano.

Following the turmoil of the last 18 months, it’s a fantastic way for families to get-together.

If you’d like a Play Your Way session for your own street, contact us by filling in the online form.

We’ll then guide you through the process of applying for a road closure, at no charge, and provide approved signs for the event.

Sessions can be for up to two hours, once a week during out-of-school and daylight hours.

Cul-de-sacs and no through streets as well as residential streets serving cul-de-sacs and hamlets are suitable for the sessions.

During the session streets are closed to through traffic but vehicle access for residents is maintained.

The closure must be supervised by designated stewards and resident vehicles that leave or enter the street are escorted by a steward.

Streets that are on a bus route or which have scheduled or emergency works taking place are not suitable.