Nowhere to play


Association of Play Industries, April 2017

A Freedom of Information request reveals that local authorities are closing children’s play areas

Between 2014 and 2016, 65 local authorities closed 214 playgrounds. A further 234 playgrounds are earmarked for closure by 60 local authorities over the next three years. This report puts these cuts into context and calls for a funding injection to reverse the decline.

Play streets
This report explores how local, resident-led street play initiatives and programmes are being taken forward in disadvantaged areas.
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