Funding on offer for Playing Out

January 30 2017

Days are still grey and drizzly, dark and cold… but soon spring will be with us and that’s the perfect time to introduce Playing Out on your street, according to the group that promotes it.

Days are still grey and drizzly, dark and cold… but soon spring will be with us and that’s the perfect time to introduce Playing Out on your street, according to the group that promotes it.

The organisation says lots of streets in Bishopston and Redland  already participate, closing to traffic so that children can play safely.

Neighbourhood Partnership funding is available to support new streets to play out in Bishopston, Cotham and Redland until July, so now is the time to start the ball rolling, as it takes at least a couple of months to organise things. 

After July residents will still be able to get advice from the Playing Out website and phone-line, but there will be less one to one support available in this area. 

Gaby Solly, from Playing Out, said: "Please get in touch to find out how you can encourage children to get out and active where you live. It’s a fabulous way for them to make new friends, develop their confidence and have healthy fun right on their doorstep. It's also a great opportunity for neighbours of all ages to be able to use their street as a social space; to get to know each other better and to develop a stronger sense of community. "

Contact gabyisplayingout@gmail.com to get started and seethe Playing Out website for information, videos and ‘how-to’ advice: www.playingout.net