The days of children playing hopscotch and skipping in the street may seem long gone, but thanks to a scheme we’ve just launched, residents can arrange for their road to be closed off (free of charge) up to five times for outdoor play between 1 April and 31 August.
Applications are now open for Edinburgh Playing Out, with guidelines advising what kind of streets are eligible.
Lucy Richardson, of local group Edinburgh Playing Out, said: “This is a great initiative from the Council, giving residents up to five free street closures for street play from now until the end of August.
“Children love unstructured play close to home and once children are playing on the street, people of all ages come out and chat to their neighbours and join in the freedom of a traffic-free street. It’s healthy and it’s fun. Let the children play – apply now!”