Croydon has a number of successful play streets. A Play Street is a temporary closure of the road for a few hours once a month or once a week so that children can play in the road. Play Streets are resident led initiatives. The Councils formal role is to decide whether a road can be temporarily closed and to publish the formal notices so that the road can be used as a Play Street. However, the Council will also provide support, advice and guidance to residents wanting to start a Play Street.

The Croydon Play Streets Guide is on the Council website at

This includes a step by step guide to setting up a play street as well as example materials that can be adapted for use by residents. If you would be interested in setting up a play street or would like someone to come and talk to your residents group about play streets please contact Maria Nawrocka at