Play Streets allow you to temporarily close your street to traffic so that children can play safely. They also bring the community together and help children to be more active.


Car Free Day 2019

We are encouraging every Play Street in Merton to hold a launch event in celebration of Car Free Day on 22 September 2019.

Please send us your application by 30 August 2019 if you would like to set up a Play Street in time for Car Free Day 2019. This is later than the usual 3-month deadline.


How to set up a Play Street

Please read the Play Streets Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.

You will also need the following documents:

The application process usually takes around three months from start to finish.


Contact us

Advice and support is available for your Play Streets application and to create a successful launch event on Car Free Day.

You can email us at