Street parties and community events positively encouraged as part of celebrations to mark Car Free Day

Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Residents are being reminded it won’t cost them a penny to arrange a road closure if they want to transform their streets into play areas and party venues as part of the council’s support for this year’s Car Free Day.

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Last held in 2019 but missed since then because of the pandemic, Car Free Day is an annual event designed to encourage families to come together and enjoy a range of outdoor community celebrations with the focus on play and neighbourhood get-togethers - with no cars, vans or lorries spoiling the fun.

Car Free Days are being held this year over the weekend of September 24 and 25 – and in order to encourage people to take part the council is waiving the usual fees associated with a road closure.

With no through-traffic for the day, children can play outside while the adults can enjoy a neighbourhood celebration in the same way hundreds did over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.

Any street can apply to take part, providing it isn’t a main road, bus route or emergency vehicle route.

Applications can be made online before the deadline of August 14. For more information about how to apply and guidance and advice on making an application, residents can visit the council’s website.