Council plan Car Free Day next month

Families in Richmond are being invited to come out and play as part of a national Car Free Day this September, with a scheme aimed at encouraging children to play outside.

Richmond Council is encouraging people to hold a play street on the 22nd September, by offering to close their roads to through-traffic for up to four hours.

It means children will be able to play outside, have fun with their friends, family or neighbours.

To encourage as many streets as possible to take part, the Council is waiving the administration costs to the road closures, and to help inspire the play, we are making available a number of grants of up to £250 to enable neighbours to plan fun activities that will entice people out of their homes and onto the streets.

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Transport, Street Scene and Air Quality, said:

“We have a wonderful set of parks and open spaces in Richmond Borough, but turning the street outside our homes into a more rich and rewarding space; one that brings communities together and allows young people to laugh, play and have fun is a great opportunity.”

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