Council to champion children’s right to play

Cirencester Town Council will be working in partnership with local community organisation World Jungle over the coming months to develop a play strategy for the town with the aim of improving play opportunities for children and young people across the area and champion children’s right to play.

Over the summer, the council will be looking to collect the views of children and young people to feed in to the strategy which will set out the key priorities and actions for improving play opportunities in the town.   Martin Conyers from Cirencester Town Council said:

“We want children and young people in Cirencester to be able to take part and enjoy play in all its forms in their local communities. We recognise how important play is to children and how for many children opportunities to play outside have been severely restricted in recent years due to issues such as traffic and fears of stranger danger.”

The consultation team will be attending a number of events from World Jungle’s summer activity programme in July and August, talking to children and young people and collecting their ideas and thoughts on play. Please look out for them at the following events and activities:

  • CIRCUS FUN in the Park (Love Parks Week) – Tuesday 26 July 1pm-3.30pm in Abbey Grounds.
  • Celebrating NATIONAL PLAYDAY with an afternoon of family fun and games in St Michael’s Park on Wednesday 3 August 1-4pm.
  • SCOOTER JAM on Friday 5th August 1pm-4pm Kingshill, Cirencester in partnership with the Ozone.
  • SCRATCH AND SKATE Cirencester – Sunday 7th August

Full details of these events and others taking place during the school summer holidays across the Cotswolds can be found on the World Jungle website at http://www.worldjungle.org.uk

If you are interested in getting your views on play heard, then they would love to meet you at the dates above or alternatively you can get in contact with Martin Conyers at Cirencester Town Council by emailing martin@cirencester.gov.uk

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