Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Street Play thanks goes to...

for their delicious donation of bottled drinks to the 10th July Street Party in Ealing. Much happy glugging all round.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Friday, 16 July 2010

And now Boris gives Street Parties the Mayoral thumbs up

Lizzie Noel, the Mayor's Adviser on Social Action and Volunteering responded to a question from Chris Gittens at Streets Alive regarding the problems some Londoners face when dealing with their local council over street closures:

"Thank you for your email highlighting difficulties with street closures.

Please accept my response on behalf of the Mayor.

This issue has previously been brought to our attention and the subject, particularly in respect of the Big Lunch on 18th July, was on the agenda earlier this week at a London Councils meeting chaired by the Mayor.

We intend to keep up the pressure in the two year run-up to the 2012 Games and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and we will continue to raise it in a number of forums."

And the Met Police's view on the cycling to school debate....

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And No. 10's view on the cycling to school debate....

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Street Play gets caught up in the news cycle

London's Evening Standard, July 5, 2010 (click on article to enlarge)

London Play's response, Evening Standard July 6, 2010 (click on article to enlarge)

Monday, 5 July 2010


In this clip:
This summer residents in Islington filled car spaces with sand and hay bales and provided a homemade natural play space.


About this clip:
It's summer 2009 and the good folk of an average Haringey street are dancing off the chicken legs and cup cakes with some serious footloose activity. 80s legend Mari Wilson was on hand to serenade the street.

The day before no one knew eachother so well and cars were whizzing up and down.

Friday, 2 July 2010


On the 19th June 2010, Jonathan Ross was asked on his Radio 2 show if he enjoyed judging his local scarecrow competetion?
"Yes but here's the thing: I love doing it! It's great fun to do because you get to meet your neighbours and how often do we get to meet our neighbours."

"We rush around in town, we close our doors behind us and we don't chat to people. It always fills me with a great sense of enthusiasm for the area and you know its very nice, I feel happy afterwards. And I get to eat lots of cake."

We can't argue with Mr Ross. It really is nice to spend a sunny afternoon with the people that live around you yet somehow never get to know.

Contact to find out how easy it is to bring some fun and warmth to your street and how we can help you on the way.