Free road closures for residents to enjoy street play weekend

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The council is set to provide free road closures to residents, local groups and community based organisations for one weekend in June. Residents across the city are encouraged to apply for the free, fully-funded road closures being made available by the council as part of the Street Play initiative.

Street Play is a nationwide initiative run by Play Scotland and supported by the city council and Glasgow Life. It aims to bring communities closer together by facilitating local groups and residents to enjoy a traffic free event.

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, said: “We hope residents make the most of this opportunity to have their street shut to traffic for one weekend to allow neighbours, friends and family to come together and have some fun outdoors.

“Initiatives like Street Play not only encourage children to play games outside it enables communities to come together, get to know each other and create more socialable neighbourhoods.

“With more investment being directed to active travel and outdoor play, now is the time for communities across the city to take advantage of these free road closures and enable children, friends and families to socialise safely on their doorstep.”

More information – including the relevant application form – is available at Street Play

Applications must be submitted to land@glasgow.gov.uk before 5pm on 1st June 2018 or posted to:

Traffic and Road Safety
Land and Environmental Services
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1RX

The dates the free road closures apply to are 22, 23 or 24 June 2018. Any or all of these dates can be used.

The location must be approved by the council’s Traffic and Road Safety team. Ideally you are looking for quiet residential roads with no bus routes. Main roads may not be approved.

The council will waive the standard fee for traffic orders and road closures and facilitate appropriate traffic management, including the relevant Traffic Regulation Order and any required diversion signage.

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