Contact us

Our contact details

  • Allison Vitalis – Email allison.vitalis@hackneyplay.org (resident support officer)
  • Claudia Draper – Email playstreets@hackneyplay.org or call 07947 095069 (project manager)

Support offered

There are lots of ways we can support you through the process:

  • Attend resident’s meetings or initial start-up discussions
  • Signpost and guide you on using our free tools as well as signposting to other organisations providing support
  • Photocopy letters/flyers – if you don’t have easy access to one
  • Help with dealing with objections (should you get any)
  • Assist with the application form
  • Assist with door-knocking if needed
  • Attend your first session
  • Do a follow up visit
  • Offer ongoing email/phone support

Once your street is approved, we will also provide you with a start-up pack, including high visibility vests for stewarding, whistle and lanyards, chalk and re-usable flyers to help publicise your sessions in your street. Hackney Council provides Road Closed signs and Road Ahead Closed signs – email: charlotte.connell@hackney.gov.uk and go to www.hackney.gov.uk/play-streets

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Further support

Playing Out is a community interest company which supports anyone wanting their children to play out more. They pioneered the ‘playing out’ model of road closures, which Hackney adopted in response to residents’ requests. Playing Out offer lots of practical resources, as well as inspiration from across the UK and beyond through their website, blog, Facebook group and more!