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Latest play news (page 9 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.


Inquiry into public parks

by Fiona on July 11, 2016

11 July 2016 I Communities and Local Government Committee

An inquiry has been launched into public parks to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on these open spaces.

Playtime takes to streets

by Fiona on July 01, 2016

30 June 2016 I Islington Gazette

Play time brought traffic to a stand still as Thornhill Primary school shut off a section of Lofting Road in Barnsbury to give its pupils a play time to remember.

Playtime boosts brainpower

by Fiona on June 30, 2016


30 June 2016

Schools which limit playtime could be stunting their pupils' academic performance, according to experts. 

Volunteers take on adventure at Weavers

by Fiona on June 29, 2016

27 June 2016 I East London Advertiser

Housing developers have been making a children’s adventure playground safe in London’s East End by replacing ageing and worn-out equipment in a playpark that’s been in constant use for more than 40 years.

Poor air plagues London playtimes

by Fiona on June 21, 2016

21 June 2016 I London Play

Half a million children in London live in areas that exceed EU pollution limits and over 80 per cent of school playgrounds with illegal pollution levels are in deprived neighbourhoods. 

Poorer kids shortchanged on 'Gruffalo time'

by Fiona on June 13, 2016

13 June 2016 I London Play

The amount of time parents spend playing with their children has increased, but there is a big difference between richer vs poorer homes. 

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