Barnet residents invited to turn their streets into Play Streets

After a successful pilot, Barnet residents can now apply to close their street to traffic so kids can play

Children play with bubbles in the street
Photo by Chester Ho on Unsplash

Barnet residents who would like to organise closing their road or street to traffic for specific dates so that children can use the street for play can now apply to do so via Barnet Council’s Play Streets scheme.  The scheme is being rolled out after a successful pilot.

The council will provide road closure signs, cones and hi-vis vests.

Applications must be made 10 weeks in advance and must follow the procedure set out by the council.

Before applying to host a play street, residents must consult neighbours and businesses who may be affected by the street closure.

Barnet Council strongly recommends communicating as many households and businesses on your road as possible. If objections are received, applicants must try to resolve them in the first instance and provide evidence of resolution.

The procedure and guidance for organising a Play Street can be found at the Barnet Council website:

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