Permits and licences

8. Play streets

Play streets give communities the opportunity to take control of their own road, once a week. This is to give local children a safe and secure environment to play outdoors in the street near their home.

We have prepared guidance which balances a desire to make setting up a play street as easy as possible. This is with the need to protect residents and ensure that play streets are implemented properly.

The guidance takes account of local considerations specific to Stockport but it’s starting point was information provided by Playing Out. This is a Community Interest Company that supports and inspires parents and residents everywhere to help children play out.

Please read our play street guide (PDF 231Kb) before completing the application form.

Apply for a play street road closure (PDF 256Kb)