Revised road closure guidance to boost children's outdoor play

More children are set to enjoy playing outside safely away from traffic after government rules around closing roads for community events were simplified.

The process for making Play Street Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) has been a costly barrier for parents because of the requirement to advertise them.

Guidance issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) has been updated, making it easier for residents who want to turn their quiet neighbourhood roads into occasional ‘play streets’.

The DFT advice to councils includes enabling them to make ‘special event’ orders, which mean roads can be temporarily closed to enable children’s play – and these do not need to be advertised.



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