We are Croydon Living Streets, a group of volunteers working to make everyday walking safer, easier and more enjoyable across our community.
Croydon is one of south London's oldest towns and one of the few places where it is still possible to wander through the remnant of the ancient Great North Wood, but unfortunately our town centre now is better known for its semi-complete urban motorway.
We are proud of our council for wholeheartedly supporting play streets and launching a 'School Streets' road closure scheme for local schools, but we think more-much more- needs to be done, and soon.
We hope you will join us in campaigning for better, safer streets for all in Croydon and would like to invite you to one of our monthly walking meetings.
Our paths and public spaces are important for our health and wellbeing. Yet sadly, children and teenagers often feel these places are unsafe or unwelcoming.
Amy explains how the group's been engaging with teenage girls and non-binary young people to campaign for changes in our public spaces.
Play Streets – where streets are closed to traffic – are helping more children enjoy the fun and freedom of playing out locally.
Amy Foster from Croydon Living Streets Group blogs on the importance of reimagining our streets with children at their heart.