Active Streets concept was developed from “Playing Out”, which began in Bristol. We began running Active Streets following National Playday 2013, where three streets in Birmingham were closed for children to play.
Active Streets recognised that by stopping traffic on a street local residents could lead their own events to bring local communities together for children to play and much more.
Active Streets developed the support needed to run any event that brings residents together on a street. We have developed partnerships with Schools, Arts organisations, The Real Junk Food Project, a range of services in Birmingham City Council, Police and Emergency services, residents organisations and anyone interested in working with street organisers to promote community cohesion and to tackle issues important to our citizens.