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Latest play news (page 1 of 28)

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.


London kids hurt most by cuts

by Fiona on February 26, 2019

26 Feb 2019 I Action for Children

LONDON: The five councils that have made the biggest cuts to children's services since 2010 are in London according to new analysis.

Welcome £13m does not make up for decline

by Fiona on February 22, 2019

21 February 2019 I API

£13m in funding for parks is welcome but does not go far enough to offset years of decline.

Mayor backs adventure play

by Fiona on February 07, 2019

7 Feb 2019 I London Play

LONDON: Leading insurer Zurich has promised to review its decision to withdraw insurance cover from two of the capital's adventure playgrounds.

Crisis in childhood is all around us

by Fiona on February 06, 2019

05 February 2019 I CPPF

The Children’s Play Policy Forum has issued a policy statement identifying a crisis in childhood and calling for more children’s play opportunities.

West Ham gets play investment

by Fiona on February 06, 2019

06 Feb 2019 I My East London

NEWHAM: Almost £1.2m is to be spent upgrading West Ham Park playground and installing a new water play area.

Green fund to cut playground pollution

by Fiona on February 02, 2019

01 February 2019 I Mayor of London

LONDON: Around £400,000 has been awarded to 29 London primary schools to fund new green barriers to protect children from toxic air in school playgrounds.

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