World Car Free Day and Play Streets
World Car Free Day 2021 is celebrated across the world on Wednesday 22 September. It encourages motorists to choose alternative travel such as walking and cycling or public transport, instead of using their car for the day. It's a great chance to re-imagine our streets around people and to allow people to experience streets free of motor traffic.
We are actively promoting World Car Free Day in line with another excellent initiative, Play Streets. We are allowing residents to close their street for World Car Free Day and Play Streets on Sunday 19 September and Sunday 26 September 2021.
A Play Street is an event where a road is closed off to traffic for a few hours so that children can have a safe space to play freely. Play Streets are organised, managed and run by local communities themselves. We will provide all relevant orders to close the road. There is no charge for orders in relation to Play Streets.
- Give children more opportunities to play in a safe space close to their homes.
- Provide a chance for residents to come together and for everyone to get to know their neighbours.
- Help children to be physically active and healthier, learn about their street and neighbourhood and have fun together
How to set up a Play Street
If you would like to apply for a Play Street, please fill out the application below and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will also need the following documents:
- Play Streets Application Form 2021
- Neighbour Engagement Letter
- Information for Stewards
- COVID Risk Assessment
For more information and inspiration for your 'Play Street', please find links below to help you with your day!
(Please note: Dependant on government advice and restrictions at time of Play Street, any and all events may be subject to change or cancellation. As part of your application, please provide us with your 'COVID-19 Risk Assessment' as part of your application.)
Deadline for all applications was 31 August 2021.
Please remember to Tweet your day #mertonplaystreets
Advice and support is available for your Play Streets application. You can email us at email@example.com