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Latest play news (page 3 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.


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.

Research ramps up screens vs play debate

by Fiona on January 25, 2019

17 January 2019 I API

A research report claims to show for the first time, a strong link between recreational screen time and children’s inactivity.

£100k ‘play streets’ project for Newham

by Fiona on September 19, 2018

6 September 2018 I Newham Recorder

Residents are being encouraged to set up traffic-free ‘play streets’ outside their homes.

London kids show Go Kart grit

by Fiona on August 10, 2018

10 August 2018 I London Play

Continuous rain failed to put a damper on yesterday’s All London Go Kart Build and Race as children from across London proved that they are anything but a ‘cotton wool generation’. 

Green space link to child mental health

by Fiona on June 16, 2018

June 2018 I Telegraph and Argus

A study has unearthed a link between the quality and quantity of green space and the mental health of children.  

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