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“We Just Held Our First Play Street – Here’s What Made It a Success”

“We Just Held Our First Play Street – Here’s What Made It a Success”

Words by Jack Hunter (Walk Ride Whalley Range) Last Sunday, residents of York Avenue, in Whalley Range, held our first play street. With permission from the council, and help from Walk Ride Whalley Range, we closed our road to through traffic for an afternoon. Residents’ 

Manchester Residents Encouraged to Apply for ‘Play Streets’ to Create Safer Neighbourhoods

Manchester Residents Encouraged to Apply for ‘Play Streets’ to Create Safer Neighbourhoods

Manchester City Council this week announced that it is removing the application fee for Play Streets, which provide the opportunity to open up residential streets for use by people living in those communities. The council’s website states that, “A group of residents can apply to 

Tameside’s Quiet Streets Initiative Helps Residents Reclaim Space During COVID-19

Tameside’s Quiet Streets Initiative Helps Residents Reclaim Space During COVID-19

Residents of Tameside are being encouraged by the council to apply for Quiet Streets in their neighbourhood.

Tameside Council recently launched its Quiet Streets initiative to give residents the opportunity to enforce regular, temporary road closures to create more outside space for people living on the street, allowing people to use the street for exercise.

The council website states that, “Quiet Streets are a place for skipping, jumping, cycling and scooting, a place where everyone living on the street can be safe and enjoy being outside. They are a resident-led initiative designed to allow residents to reclaim their streets and provide additional safe space for people to socially distance outside.”

Quiet Streets are endorsed by NHS Tameside and Glossop, and designed to be able to help residents adhere to the current COVID-19 guidance by creating additional space to help people maintain social distancing.

The council suggests the temporary road closure is enforced for several hours at a time to give all households the opportunity to use the road while adhering to the current guidelines for meeting people outside.

The Quiet Streets initiative is described by Nicola Burrough from Tameside Council in this video webinar.

For more information, view the Quiet Street Guide here.