Children Playing out
Play is a simple, effective and low-cost way for children to be able to interact and be physically active with others. As many communities within the Maldon district living rurally.
Street play is a simple effective and low cost way for children to be able to play out in the streets where they live. The result is usually a significant increase in children playing out and making friends. In turn, adult neighbours get to know each other and community spirit grows.
Maldon CVS partnered with Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service to pilot the scheme across Maldon, engaging with low-income families. The scheme planned to set up 6 sustainable playing out sessions, recruiting a new street every half term across the district. Each street was allocated a volunteer who received an activity pack with additional equipment needed to steward the closed streets.
The volunteers worked with Maldon District Council to waiver the fee and support the street closure for these sessions.