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Latest play news (page 1 of 30)

Here's the lowdown on what's happening right now with play in London... along with news from beyond the M25 that might affect how, where and how often children play within its confines. If you want news relating to London Play, choose from the menu on the left.


BIGKID to take on Dexter playground

by Fiona on July 08, 2019

08 July 2019 I London Play

LAMBETH: BIG KID Foundation is poised to sign a 10-year lease on Dexter Adventure Playground in Brixton.

Summer holidays: debt and misery

by Fiona on July 03, 2019

03 July 2019 I Guardian

ENGLAND: Families on universal credit are being plunged into debt because of increased childcare and food costs during school holidays. 

Islington square wins play award

by Fiona on June 20, 2019

20 June 2019 I LGN

ISLINGTON: A revamp of a once-neglected Georgian garden square in Barnsbury, Islington, by LDA Design, has won the Children’s Play category in the annual Street Design Awards.

Withdrawing play should stop

by Fiona on June 14, 2019

14 June 2019 I British Psychological Society

Withdrawing play time from school children as punishment is an infringement of children's human rights and is a practice which should be stopped, says the British Psychological Society. 

Lambeth transforms play commissioning

by Fiona on May 15, 2019

15 May 2019 I Lambeth Council

LAMBETH: Lambeth Council has laid out proposals to transform the commissioning of youth and play support services in the borough, including winding down the Young Lambeth Cooperative. 

London "two tier play" exposed

by Fiona on April 02, 2019

01 April 2019 I Guardian

LONDON: As many as half a dozen housing developments across London – most of them relatively new – separate play areas for richer and poorer children.

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