A big thank you to everyone who has made our play policy forums so successful.
Over 150 playworkers, play rangers, academics, head teachers, public health workers and councillors have come together to help shape a new manifesto for play.
Huge thanks to hosts Bristol City Council, Bristol Play Network, Shiremoor Adventure Playground, Sycamore Adventure Playground and Pearson Street Adventure Playground!
Now we’ve concluded the forums, organised with the Playwork Foundation, we are collating all the feedback from the range of policy asks.
It’s clear that developing communities designed so children have the maximum opportunities to play is central. This means child-friendly streets, nearby parks and playgrounds. It means high quality staffed play provision, like adventure playgrounds, and play rangers who can support parents, children and young people build playful communities.
If you’d like to see the collated feedback, click here.
The feedback will help shape a Manifesto for Play, which will be launched in 2019. Watch this space!
In the meantime, we thought it would be appropriate to share this interview with Tim Gill on the key aspects of developing child-friendly cities.