Play Street events are temporary resident-led road closures that allow children to play safely outside within their neighbourhood for a few hours.
The events enable children to make friends, have fun, and learn and gain independence, all while enjoying the fresh air and freedom of outside play.
With permission from Blackpool Council, residents can apply to legally close the road to through traffic for a short space of time to create a safe space for children to play outside.
The first Play Street event in Blackpool will take place in the Claremont area later this year.
The initial event will be used as a trial to see how Blackpool Council can work with other neighbourhoods in the future to allow more Play Street events throughout the town.
A road closure will be in place to traffic for the duration of the event, however residents will still be able to access this area in their vehicles with caution.
Blackpool Council will be providing road closure signs and cones for the initial event, with volunteers responsible for supervising the road closure.
Cllr Lynn Williams, Leader of Blackpool Council who is also Chair of the Magic Club and Claremont ward councillor said:
Laura White, Chief Officer at Magic Club, said:
Alice Ferguson, Co-Director of Playing Out, said: