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The Essential Street Play Training Day - SOLD OUT

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HSBC UK National Cycling Centre

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“Great source of valuable information, really interesting and enlightening speakers” (previous attendee, Cardiff Council)

About this Event

A message from Chris Boardman, MBE

"Who wouldn't want to live in a place where they felt comfortable letting their children pedal, scoot or walk to school?

"To become a nation where cycling and walking are the mode of choice for short journeys, especially for kids, we need to create safe spaces for them to enjoy moving around using two legs or two wheels. Resident-led play streets provide the opportunity to try doing things differently. 

"At a time when obesity, poor air quality and congestion are causing greater harm than ever before, this initiative presents councils with an inspired way to empower people to drive that change in their own neighbourhoods. 

So whether you work in public health, highways, or community development, now is the time to enable communities to lead the change. With 74 local authorities already on board, the movement has begun".

About Playing Out

Playing Out is the national organisation supporting a growing parent-led street play movement across the UK. We originated the "temporary play street" model in Bristol, where we are still based, and have since:

  • supported 74 local authorities to put street play schemes in place
  • enabled over 1100 street communities to 'play out' regularly, directly benefitting over 30,000 children across the UK
  • grown a movement of active parents who want change

Our aim is to grow this movement until street play becomes a normal part of life again for all children.

Who is this day for?

This training is aimed at anyone working in or with a local authority, in any capacity. Previous attendees have included those working in public health, highways, community development, housing, physical activity and play, as well as elected members. We do ask that you don't book more than 3 tickets per organisation.

This day is for you if you are looking for a low-cost, sustainable way to:

  • Get children more active
  • Create liveable, playable streets
  • Build stronger communities

The ‘playing out’ street play model is resident-led, low-cost and simple, but it does require the right council policies and guidance, as well as good promotion and support ‘on the ground’ for residents.

The purpose of this day is to:

  • share our knowledge and experience about best practice
  • platform experienced residents and local authorities who are doing playing out
  • provide networking opportunities for local authorities and community organisations interested in supporting resident-led street play in their area

Whether your council has yet to implement a street play policy, or you already have a policy in place and want to find out the best way make it a success, this day is for you.

Why should you come?

The day will equip you to support and grow resident-led street play in your area. You will meet others involved in street play across the UK and hear directly from experts and resident activators about the benefits of street play and how best to support this growing movement.

Your ticket will include a free Local Authority Playing Out toolkit (usually £40) and lunch!

What will the day involve?

9.30-10am: Arrive and register

10-10.30: Coffee, pastries and introductions

10.30-12.15: Expert talks + Q&A (speaker details below)

12.15: HSBK UK Ready Set Ride session*

12.30-1.30: Lunch provided by British Cycling

1.30-4.00: Workshop sessions on key aspects of play streets

4.00-4.30: Closing discussion

Speakers

Alice Ferguson, Playing Out co-founder

Alice and her neighbour Amy kick-started the Playing Out movement when they organised the first ever session on their street in 2009. Alice is now co-Director of Playing Out CIC, supporting the parent-led, UK-wide street play movement.

Vicki Marsden, Strategic Play Officer and Gary Pritchard, Senior Engineer, Leeds City Council

As of June 2019, 57 different streets have played out in Leeds! Residents in Leeds have been playing out since 2011, and the council implemented their street play policy in 2015. Gary will be an invaluable source of knowledge for those tricky Highways questions!

British Cycling representative - TBC

In September Playing Out and British Cycling launched an exciting joint campaign, supported by Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny and the Children’s Commissioner for England. British Cycling are kindly hosting this event at the National Cycling Centre and will be talking about how this collaboration supports their ambition to give every child in Britain an opportunity to ride a bike.

Holly Beasley, Resident Play Street organiser, Stockport

Holly's street in Stockport has been playing out since May 2018, born of her desire for her children have the same freedoms she had as a child. She'll be sharing the joys and challenges of organising play streets from a resident perspective, and what councils can do to enable residents to self-organise.

Alice Swift, Sustrans: School Streets

Alice coordinates the School Streets programme at Sustrans, working to reduce the number of cars on the school run – one of the key indicators of a healthy town or city. Sustrans used the temporary play street model with support from Playing Out, to trial road closures outside 40 schools across the UK this year. The project won the Healthy Streets 2019 Best Behaviour Change Initiative Award.

Professor Angie Page, University of Bristol

Angie is a Professor in Physical Activity and Public Health at Bristol University. Her work focuses on the behaviours linked to childhood obesity and the determinants of children’s physical activity and eating behaviour. Angie was the lead author of the 2017 street play evaluation, “Why Temporary Road Closures for Play Make Sense for Public Health”.

FAQs

Who can I contact to find out more?

Any queries or dietary requirements please contact Lucy Colbeck : 0117 953 7167 / lucy@playingout.net

What are my transport/ parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of different transport option for getting to and from the event, whether riding a bike, taking public transport or driving, further information can be found at:

www.nationalcyclingcentre.com/about/find-us/

Is there any accommodation you would recommend?

Motel One is conveniently located next to Manchester Piccadilly Station, and a reasonable price. It's a 10 minute tram journey from there to the National Cycling Centre.

There is also a list of hotels close to the National Cycling Centre at the below link:

www.nationalcyclingcentre.com/accommodation/

*HSBK UK Ready Set Ride is a simple learn to ride programme, which has been developed by British Cycling and Youth Sport Trust, to help improve children’s physical literacy and fundamental movement skills. With clear guides, fun games and colourful rewards, the programme provides families with all they need to support children to start cycling, and could be a great resource to support street play activity.

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