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Big Surge in Street Play applications

Published: 21 June 2018

 

Glasgow is gearing up for its biggest ever Street Play weekend with 24 communities taking part in the traffic-free event, which runs from Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24.

As part of a national initiative run by Play Scotland, Glasgow City Council has organised free-of-charge road closures for all the local groups and community-based organisations who successfully applied to participate in the event.

Last year six roads were closed to allow Street Play to take place, but this year there has been a sharp rise in interest with events now due to take place all across the city over the course of the three days.

Street Play is normally held on the weekend closest to Mid-Summer's Day to provide the maximum amount of daylight for play outdoors. Organisers across the city are putting together a broad range of activities from bouncy castles to dance displays and street sports, but also traditional games such as skipping, marbles and hopscotch.

Following a successful campaign to encourage communities to take up the offer of free road closures, Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, welcomed the surge in interest from communities wanting to take part in Street Play.

Councillor Richardson said: "I am absolutely delighted that this year so many more local groups and organisations are taking advantage of this great scheme. Street Play is chance to put the traffic at bay for a day and get outside and play.

"Street Play lets communities come together and enjoy themselves, knowing that is safe for children to play in the street. But it's also a chance for children to reclaim the streets for themselves and use their imagination to use spaces that are normally out of bounds to them. I'm hoping that people grab this opportunity for some good times with family, friends and neighbours.

"Street Play is all about freeing up space so that people can socialise and enjoy themselves. It's great that the council is supporting this scheme, helping to create special occasions for local communities."

Full details of Street Play events where roads will be closed are below.

22 June 2018 at 8:00hrs till 24 June 2018 at 23:59hrs

Civic Street, for its full length

22 June 2018 from 11:00hrs till 20:00hrs

Braeside Street, for its full length.

Dalmally Street, between Braeside Street and Dunard Street

22 June 2018 at16:00hrs till 23 June 2018 at 20:00hrs

Carment Drive, for its full length.

23 June 2018 from 09:00hrs till 16:00hrs

Tresta Road, between Fara Street and Skirsa Street

23 June 2018 from 13:00hrs till 17:00hrs

Woodend Road, between Austen Road and Munro Road

23 June 2018 from 13:00hrs till 17:00hrs

Belleisle Street, for its full length.

23 June 2018 from 13:00hrs till 16:00hrs

Bellwood Street, from the pedestrian path to Tantallon Road, south to the dead end (termination point)

23 June 2018 at 09:00hrs till 24 June 2018 at 23:00hrs

Landsdowne Crescent, for its full length

23 June 2018 from 09:30hrs till 16:30hrs

Luath Street, for its full length

23 June 2018 from 10:00hrs till 16:00hrs

Manchester Drive, for its full length

23 June 2018 from 11:00hrs till 16:00hrs

Egilsay Crescent, for its full length

23 June 2018 from 10:00hrs till 22:00hrs

Greenrig Street, for its full length

23 June 2018 from 08:00hrs till 20:00hrs

Rose Street, between Renfrew Street and Hill Street

24 June 2018 from 13:30hrs till 16:30hrs

Calderwood Road, between Kilmarnock Road and Beverley Road

24 June 2018 from 10:00hrs till 22:00hrs

Carmichael Place, between Cartvale Road and Ledard Road

24 June 2018 from 8:30hrs till 22:00hrs

Church Street, for its full length.

Vinicombe Street, between Byres Road to a point 20m past Cranworth Street

24 June 2018 from 09:00hrs till 18:00hrs

Fotheringay Road, between Beaton Road and Mariscat Road

24 June 2018 from 10:00hrs till 22:00hrs

Carmichael Place, between Cartvale Road and Ledard Road

24 June 2018 from 12:00hrs till 15:00hrs

Langton Road, between Langton Crescent and Blackstone Avenue

24 June 2018 from 14:00hrs till 16:30hrs

Millbrae Crescent, for its full length

24 June 2018 from 09:00hrs till 17:00hrs

Queen Margaret Drive, between Clouston Street and Oban Drive

24 June 2018 from 09:00hrs till 16:00hrs

Ravenswood Drive, between Dinmont Road and Woodstock Avenue

Peveril Avenue, between Nigel Gardens and Ravenswood Drive

24 June 2018 from 09:00hrs till 21:00hrs

Regent Park Square, for its full length

24 June 2018 from 10:00hrs till 18:00hrs

Skirving Street, between Kilmarnock Street and Deanston Street

Published: 21 June 2018

 

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