Play Streets | Play Streets | Oldham Council

The Play Streets scheme is a resident-led initiative designed to help our children to have fun and play safely in their own street.

Parents / adults are responsible for the safety and supervision of children playing out on the street during the session.

You can apply to have your road closed to traffic so children can play for up to three hours.

Your temporary play street order is valid for 12 months (We’d encourage you to apply for a recurring series i.e. monthly of closure orders in one go but if you decide you aren’t holding a session then it doesn’t matter)

Play Street sessions can be held weekly, monthly, quarterly or as a one off proposal.

The street is closed to through traffic during play sessions but will still be open to the people that live there.

We’ve teamed up with Oldham Play Action Group (OPAG), which has been putting on events and activities for young people to enjoy since 1977, to help run the scheme.

To find out more about the good work the charity does, ideas about what you can do on your street and a toolkit to help you get started visit

Submitting an application form does not guarantee you will be allowed to close your street.

Please note that your form should be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance.

Related documents

You will need to submit a risk assessment form and information regarding Public Liability Insurance you have arranged to cover your event.

Application form

Play Streets road closure request