Accelerating the roll-out of our ActiveStreets programme

As part of the council’s measures to safely support the easing of the lockdown, we are accelerating the roll-out of our ActiveStreets programme to provide new and additional space for children and families to get and stay active.

Therefore, we are introducing several semi-permanent ‘Play Streets’, temporary road closures for the ‘Street Play’ sessions and temporary ‘School Streets’ whereby during the days/times of operation, the streets in question will be closed to vehicles, except for access for residents, deliveries and emergency services.

Please be assured that the accelerated roll-out of our ActiveStreets programme to safely support the easing of the lockdown is a temporary measure that will be continually monitored in order to reflect the safety and needs of our local communities. The monitoring will also assist us with any later decision to make the ‘Play Streets’ permanent.

Locations of semi-permanent ‘Play Streets’

Semi-permanent ‘Play Streets’ will be located on the streets shown in red on the maps below and will be operational weekdays, 3pm to sunset and weekends, 10am to sunset up to the 30 September 2020.

  • Chepstow Place – between Dawson Place and Pembridge Place.
  • Fernhead Road – between Kennet Road and Maid Hill market.
  • Northumberland Place – between Talbot Road and Artesian Road.
  • Ranelagh Road – between Lupus Street and Johnson’s Place (cul-de-sac).
  • Oliphant Street – between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.
  • Peach Road – between Oliphant Street and Ilbert Street.
  • Marne Street – between Fifth Avenue and Third Avenue.
  • Kilravock Street – between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.

Locations of temporary ‘Street Play’ sessions

  • Droop Street – between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue

The temporary road closures for the ‘Street Play’ sessions will be weekdays 1pm to 4pm up to the 30 August 2020 and will be co-ordinated by ‘Street Makers’ from the Avenues Youth Project.

  • Old Pye Street – between Abbey Orchard/Perkins Rents and St. Annes Street.

Temporary road closures held 1pm to 5.30pm Wednesday 29 July, Wednesday 5 Aug, Wednesday 12 Aug and Friday 14 Aug and will be co-ordinated by ‘Street Makers’ from the St Andrews Youth Club.

Locations of temporary ‘School Streets’

The following schools have been assessed and selected for a School Street to be in place from 1 June 2020 to end of term December 2020:

SchoolRoadMonday to Friday times
Barrow Hill JuniorsBridgeman Street8:30am to 9:15am 3pm to 3:45pm
Queens Park Primary SchoolDroop Street8:30am to 10am 12:45pm to 2:15pm
St Mary’s of the Angel RC Primary SchoolShrewsbury Road8:30am to 10am 2:15pm to 3:45pm
George Eliot Primary SchoolMarlborough Hill8:30am to 9:30am 1:15pm to 2:15pm
St Peter’s Eaton Square CE Primary SchoolLower Belgrave Street8:30am to 10am 3pm to 4:30pm
King Solomon Academy – younger year siteCrompton Street8:30am to 10am 1:30pm to 3pm
St Clement Danes CE Primary SchoolDrury Lane8:30am to 9:45am 2:15pm to 3:45pm
Essendine Primary SchoolEssendine Road8:30am to 9:45am 11:15am to 12:45pm
Hampden Gurney CE Primary SchoolForset Street / Nutford Place9am to 10am 2:45pm to 3:45pm
St James and St Johns CE Primary SchoolCraven Terrace8:30am to 10am 12:30pm to 1:10pm 2:15pm to 3:45pm
Wetherby Senior SchoolBulstrode Street9:30am to 9:50am 3:30pm to 3:45pm

We are meaningfully implementing our ActiveStreets programme to encourage, facilitate and enable our schools, residents and communities to open up our streets for play and physical activity on the doorstep, increase in the number of people who know their neighbours, improve air quality and increase active travel in a variety of different ways; whether that be a ‘Play Street’, a ‘Street Play’ session and/or a ‘School Street’.

For any queries regarding our ActiveStreets programme please get in touch.