Playgrounds

Calls for ugent investment in public playgrounds

05/08/2019

The decline in public playgrounds is ‘pushing’ children away from outdoor play, a new survey has revealed.

The winners of the 2019 Street Design Awards

26/06/2019

From the restoration of a historic burial site to a successful and innovative road safety scheme, the winners of the 2019 Street Design Awards have been revealed.

Children's Play Commended: Salmon Street Scheme, Tower Hamlets LBC and Project Centre

25/06/2019

The creation of a play street in Tower Hamlets has been given the commended title of the Children's Play category in the 2019 Street Design Awards.

Children's Play Highly Commended: Golden Lane Estate Playground, City of London Corporation

25/06/2019

The Highly Commended title of the Children's Play category has been awarded to the refurbishment of the Golden Lane Estate in London.

Children's Play Runner-Up: Godley Gardens, Enable Leisure and Culture

25/06/2019

Godley Gardens in Wandsworth has been chosen as this year's runner-up in the Children's Play category of the Street Design Awards.

Children's Play: Winner: Milner Square, Islington LBC

25/06/2019

The winner of this year's Children's Play category is Islington LBC for the new play scheme at Milner Square.

Play as a powerful motivator

26/04/2019

Beth Cooper explores the value of play and green places in preserving the nation’s health.

Report warns children's screen time has replaced outdoor play

17/01/2019

Children should spend a maximum of two hours in front of a screen during their recreational time to encourage them to play outside more, a new report has urged today.

Welsh minister announces £2m to promote play

11/12/2018

The Welsh government yesterday announced that £2m would be made available to local authorities to help them deliver play opportunities for children in their areas.

Councils forced to close nearly 350 playgrounds in past four years

12/11/2018

Councils have been forced to close 347 playgrounds across England since 2014, new research has revealed.

Austerity forcing councils to close playgrounds

13/04/2017

Local authorities have closed hundreds of playgrounds over the last couple of years – and are planning on closing hundreds more, research reveals.

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This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

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