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We want to give them more chances to play outside their homes

 

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We campaign to prevent the loss of playable space

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We promote quality and choice in play provision

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Play is a fun way to be active

We work to increase opportunities for children to play

London Play publications (page 1 of 1)

From time to time we gather up all the stuff we've done or thunk and publish it so that other people get to know about it. Here's where you'll find London Play's publications. 

 

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London Tokyo: Play Cities

by Fiona on February 23, 2016

23 February 2016 I London Play

This booklet has been produced to mark a world first: the twinning of London and Tokyo as Play Cities. There is no shortage of playful iconography and whimsy in London or Tokyo. But beneath these playful façades lie a less palatable reality. Children in both cities suffer serious and growing encroachments on their space, time and freedom to play.

This book showcases the recent work of London Play and Tokyo Play in striving to protect, improve and expand opportunities for children to play in their respective cities. The hope is that by forging closer links through twinning, that the two organisations will be a stronger voice for children’s right to play. 

Download it here


Building community cohesion with play streets

by Fiona on August 20, 2015

Lessons from a pilot project in Hounslow 2014

July 2015 I London Play

Distances between class and ethnic groups in Hounslow have been reduced as a result of a six month project which put play onto the borough's streets. London Play was commissioned by London Borough of Hounslow to work with residents in some of its most disadvantaged areas and support them to stage street events and parties with a view to more regular play streets becoming established and stronger community relationships being forged.

This independent evaluation shows that the intense outreach approach worked: "The London Play Hounslow pilot demonstrates the efficacy of the play street approach in building community cohesion. In poverty-stricken areas of the borough – estates marked by division, uncertainty, low morale and atomisation – the project brought local people together for a common purpose. It is a testament to the project that 60% of the play streets that delivered an event wish to do so again and continue building local community ties."

Download the report below. 


Building community cohesion with play streets

by Fiona on July 31, 2015

Lessons from a pilot project in Hounslow 2014

July 2015 I London Play

Distances between class and ethnic groups in Hounslow have been reduced as a result of a six month project which put play onto the borough's streets. London Play was commissioned by London Borough of Hounslow to work with residents in some of its most disadvantaged areas and support them to stage street events and parties with a view to more regular play streets becoming established and stronger community relationships being forged.

This independent evaluation shows that the intense outreach approach worked: "The London Play Hounslow pilot demonstrates the efficacy of the play street approach in building community cohesion. In poverty-stricken areas of the borough – estates marked by division, uncertainty, low morale and atomisation – the project brought local people together for a common purpose. It is a testament to the project that 60% of the play streets that delivered an event wish to do so again and continue building local community ties."

Download the report below. 


A Guide to Play Streets

by Fiona on December 17, 2014

December 2014 I London Play

Do you want your street to be friendlier and safer;  more sociable, happier, healthier? Of course you do! This easy to read guide from London Play is for anyone who wants to know how to go about making their street a Play Street - that is, getting together with your neighbours and agreeing to close the street to through traffic a few hours a week or a month, so that children can play and neighbours can get to know each other better. It is really simple but the transformation that you will see is incredible. Trust us - we know what we are talking about!  Download the guide below or request print copies via info@londonplay.org.uk


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