Birmingham City Council supports Playing Out under the banner of Active Streets, part of the Birmingham Wellbeing Service, launched in 2015, and there is a council officer who can support you with a wide range of activities that you might want to organise on your street.

To find out more, email

Use Active Streets downloadable manual for a step-by-step guide on arranging, organising and delivering a successful ActiveStreets ‘street closure’. It will walk you through how you and your fellow residents can take ownership of your street, road or cul-de-sac and safely turn it into a community space for activities or a social event chosen by you, for you:

Please also download documents for additional information on Steward Briefing and Road closure signage.

Make sure you have taken photos you can share and let us know about your event on our facebook groups: