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Latest play news (page 2 of 27)

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.


New fund could support play

by Fiona on September 04, 2017

August 2017 I London Play

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new £9m fund to create and improve green spaces and encourage more tree planting in London.

Millions of children worried about crime

by Fiona on August 30, 2017

30 August 2017 I The Guardian

The wellbeing and happiness of millions of children is being affected by concerns about crime in their local area, according to a study. 

Go Kart charity warns of cuts to play

by Fiona on August 08, 2017

07 August 2017 I East London Advertiser

Children from deprived areas like east London could be “paying the price” of public spending cuts and lose opportunities to improve their lives.

New adventure play model in Lewisham

by Fiona on August 02, 2017

02 August 2017

LEWISHAM: Lewisham's five adventure playgrounds are now run by Youth First, a social enterprise and staff-led mutual which officially launched last month.

Play streets a 'no-brainer' for health

by Fiona on July 31, 2017

31 July 2017

Research out today provides conclusive evidence of the health benefits of street play.

'Not being very good' stops kids being active

by Fiona on July 20, 2017

17 July 2017 I Public Health England

The number of children managing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day drops by 40% as they move through primary school.

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