Devonshire Road pioneers Palmers Green playstreets

2014-01-12 15.45.14Devonshire Road is set to become Palmers Green’s first play street.

A recent residents’ postal vote in favour of a Temporary Play Street Order will allow the road to be closed once a month to through traffic, to allow children to play on the road.

Residents’ traffic will be allowed in as normal, albeit at walking pace behind a steward. It’s a model of street play that is spreading fast around the country, having started in Bristol, as the Playing Out website explains (

The date of the first play session will be announced shortly and Devonshire are inviting residents of other streets to come and take a look so that they can see a play street in action, and maybe consider if it might work for them.

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