Edinburgh Playing Out is now council policy – get applying for your street today!

Hooray!  Following nearly 3 years of campaigning Edinburgh Playing Out is delighted to announce that the City of Edinburgh Council have approved the scheme under the name ‘Edinburgh Play Streets’. Applications to close your street during the summer holidays need to be filled in as soon as possible as the deadline is the 14th June. […]

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Edinburgh Playing Out approved

Today we have fantastic news – the council have made the playing out scheme a permanent policy! This is what we have been working towards for over 2 years. The vote was unanimous and we had a secret weapon – 7 year old Bernard directly addressed the committee about why he wants playing out. I […]

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Harden Place Playing Out June 2017

It was a great afternoon with lots of local families from surrounding streets enjoying the space.  During the afternoon there were various people going and getting friends who lived nearby which was nice to see.  With the street being transformed as a play space children explored the play-potential of the whole street. Again, the street […]

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Hartington Place Party

  As a cul-de-sac, we are lucky to be able to use the street for impromptu chats and play times on any day of the week, just keeping vigilant for cars as we do it. However, when a few of us became aware of the Playing Out campaign through a friend and through their social […]

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How to apply for a closure Holding a play or social event on your street can be a great way of encouraging children to be more active. Children love unstructured play and closing a street to traffic allows freedom to run, skip, cycle and meet with other kids of all ages. Adults can join in […]

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