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Street Parties promoting children's play

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27/08/2010 11:29:04

Streets Alive is again promoting adult support for play in more streets in Bristol.

For the 2nd year Streets Alive supported street parties to see how adults, not just parents, can develop a more positive attitude to play in the safety of the closed street. This project was made possible with the support of Bristol City Council PLay Services and the Department for Education.

On the day we provided a Street Play Kit to encourage play by children and with adults. Afterwards we again carried out house to house surveys to ask adults about their thoughts.

In a total of 11 streets 358 (54%) of 664 households were surveyed. The results showed the following positive results:

In response to the question 'Compared to before the street party, how do you feel about children playing in the street at other times?' 39% said they were 'More happy about children's play in the street'.

Also, in response to the question 'Would you now be interested in supporting play in your street or elsewhere in the neighbourhood?' 18% said 'Yes, I would volunteer' and 56% said 'Maybe I would help sometimes'.

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