Organising a play street event in your area: step by step

A play street is when neighbours close a residential street so that children and families can use the space to play.

Follow the step by step process on how you can organise a play street in your area in Croydon.

For information on how coronavirus has impacted Play Streets and what you can do during the pandemic to keep safe, visit the London Play website.

  1. Check there is enough interest in starting a play street and contact us to check your road is suitable for the event.

  2. After you have heard from us that your road is suitable, you can start to think about how you want your play street to run and when it should take place.

  3. You must write to your neighbours to explain your plans and give them the chance to say what they think.

  4. When you apply to close a road, you will need to include a risk assessment with your application.

  5. Once you have thought about the risks and the consultation responses, you can apply to close the road for 3 play streets.

  6. When we publish our decision to close your road, you need to start organising your three trial play streets.

  7. If your trial play streets went well, you might want to make them a regular event by applying for a regular road closure.