Successful start for Hornsey Park Playstreet event

Next Playstreet is on Sunday, 28th of July

Update: Our second Playstreet, 30th of June

Great support again – thank you to all or came, brought games, cake, treats and drinks and helped ensure everyone felt welcome and had a nice time. It’s proving to be a popular event with all ages. It was also nice to have a few visitors drop in – visiting friends or on holiday, and good to meet Cllr Tammy Palmer who was passing through and interested to see how the event was working in our busy streets.

Thanks go again to the Haringey Smarter Travel team for organising the licence, Homes for Haringey’s Community team for helping with notices, St. William for the loan of safety barriers and Monset, Michaela, Javi and Gabriel for leading the collective effort. 

Special thanks must go to Ben who again managed single handed the very busy barrier from Hornsey Park Road – it’s not an easy job but it kept us all safe and ensured everyone who needed to come in got to where they needed to be.

Have you signed our petition for a permanent monthly Playstreet? If not, please email your name and house number to Playstreet@pmra.co.uk asap.

Our first Playstreet event

Our first Playstreet event got off to a great start.
Our first Playstreet event got off to a great start.

With around 30 children and as many adults of all ages, a table full of cakes and savouries, fresh tea and coffee and sunshine, our first Playstreet got off to a flying start. 

The children enjoyed the rare treat of traffic free streets enabling them to stretch out, scooting and cycling freely as far as they could. For the adults it was an opportunity to catch up with the neighbours.

Centred on the junction of Malvern Road and Park Ridings, residents moved their cars before the area was filled with games, chairs, tables and a gazebo where children enjoyed a sing-song. 

There was a lot to do, so much that we had no time to have the planned treasure hunt.  

Our first local quiz is attached here for anyone who didn’t have a chance to do it.

Adults and children are enjoying a sunny day out in the street. A chance to meet and chat.

We owe special thanks to the organising committee - Montse, Michaela, Gabriel and Javi, as well of all those who made cakes and brought refreshments to share.

Thanks also to the members of the PMRA Committee and family who marshalled and helped everything run smoothly.

We are also grateful for the support of Haringey’s Smarter Travel team, Homes for Haringey, St. William and the patience of neighbours who helped accommodate the event.  

We hope to hold a Playstreet every month until September before taking stock.

Please do support the initiative which helps bring the community together and gives our children the space to play with each other in the place where they live.

With very little inconvenience, it brings wide ranging benefits for everyone.

Please send in you suggestions on what we can do to improve the event or offer you help on future ones.

Details of Playstreet:

Sunday, 26th of May, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Restricted car access for Malvern Road and Park Ridings from 10-1pm. For more information contact PMRA: info@PMRA.co.uk

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