‘Playing Out’ is an initiative which currently operates in several cities in England – local councils have developed Temporary Traffic Orders which enable local residents to apply for permission to close their streets to traffic (eg – one afternoon a month) to encourage children outdoors to play all together without having to worry about traffic.
City of Edinburgh Council have been exploring this initiative and looking at ways of taking it forward. In South Edinburgh a number of local residents have started to discuss what it could look like / how it could work. If you are interested in hearing more about or would like to get involved please come along to an open meeting at Newington Library which is taking place on Tues 27 Oct, 10-11.30am.
There is a Facebook page: Edinburgh Playing Out and a Twitter feed: @Edinplayingout
If you are a Facebook user it would be helpful if you could indicate if you plan on attending the meeting – or feel free to just turn up.
More info about the scheme in England can be found at www.playingout.net