South Gloucestershire Play Streets

Play Street schemes enable residents to apply for and manage a temporary road closure for children’s play – a great way to make your street more child friendly and get to know your neighbours better.

Following the successful Play Streets pilot project held during the months of September to December 2018, South Gloucestershire Council launched an extended Play Streets scheme in 2019-21. Phase 2 of South Gloucestershire Play Streets has been running since May 2019 in Downend, Hambrook, Hanham, Staple Hill and Winterbourne.

Applications for Phase 3 – for Play Streets events to be held from 01/04/20 until 31/03/22 – are now open: from 01/11/19 until 31/01/20.

Please read our South Gloucestershire Play Streets Guidance 2020 and submit your completed application form (both in the Downloads section on this page) by 31/01/20.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch with us: healthylifestyles@southglos.gov.uk 01454 864005

Play Streets can be held on agreed dates and times:

  • for up to 2 hours
  • no more than once a week
  • during out of school and daylight hours

During Play Street sessions roads are closed to through traffic, however vehicle access for residents is maintained. Barriers must be supervised by designated stewards and residents’ vehicles escorted as required.

No fees will be required for a ‘Temporary Play Street Order’ under this scheme and road signage will be provided.

Read more here.