Find out about playing out on your street

Playing out on your street

A Temporary Play Street Order (TPSO) lets residents close a street to traffic so children can play.

You can apply to shut your street as often as once a week for up to three hours.

You need to apply at least 8 weeks before your first playing out session.

You’ll need to send us:

Apply for TPSO

Residents must be allowed access by vehicle at all times and arrangements need to be made to get barriers and signs in place. We have a list of suppliers (pdf, 31KB) (opens new window) you can use.

Your TPSO is valid for 12 months from the start date.

Amend an application

You may amend or add to your application dates once within the period of the Closure Order.

You can’t have more than one play date per week and must let residents know using an updated version of your original resident notification letter.

Send your amendment request and a copy of the letter to traffic@bristol.gov.uk at least 8 weeks before any added play date.

Renew an application

You can apply for a new one-year Order once the current one expires by filling in the same TPSO form above.

You must give us at least 8 weeks notice.

Make an objection

If you have an objection or comment about playing out in your street, first of all speak to the person who sent the residents’ consultation letter.

Contact traffic@bristol.gov.uk if your concerns are not resolved.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bristol City Council reserve the right to revoke or cancel any application or closure order in the event that central government's social distancing restrictions change.

Help to organise your event

The Playing Out website has more information on how to organise your playing out events.