Playing Out sessions use temporary road closures to allow children to play freely and safely in their own street.
How does it work?
In partnership with the Highways department, a ‘Temporary Play Street Order’ is granted to allow streets to ‘close’ for a short period. The street is manned by volunteer marshals who live down the street, safely allowing vehicles to slowly enter and exit, ensuring that people
can still gain vehicle access during the session. Sessions normally last 1-3 hours and can be as regular as suits the street; weekly, monthly etc. Before a closure can be granted, the whole street must be consulted with and any concerns carefully considered.
How do I set up a Playing Out session in my street?
Step 1) Contact Emma Kelly to register your interest email@example.com or Tel: 01482 616380.
Emma is available to answer any questions that you may have and support throughout the
process. Emma will check with the Highways department that your street is suitable.
Step 2) Consult with your street.
Once you know that you street is suitable, you need to consult with your street. A letter must be
posted through every door in your street and any concerns must be considered. A letter template
is available. Don’t forget to try and recruit stewards whilst you’re speaking to residents. They’re essential for ensuring a safe play environment!
Step 3) Contact Graham Lownsborough (Highways Department) to apply for a Temporary Play Street Order at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a simple form to fill in and return to Graham. This gives you permission from Hull City
Council to temporarily ‘close’ the street. Emma can help with the form if you would like the
Step 4) Contact Emma to arrange collection of a Playing Out Toolkit from your local storage site.
The toolkits include road closure signs, high visibility vests, posters, a skipping rope and street
Step 5) Have lots of fun at your Playing Out session!
For more information visit the Hull City Council website here.
NB This is an Advertorial Blog from Hull Healthy Lifetsyles, Hull City Council