{meta} Decision - Play Streets

Decision details

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes





I, Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council’s constitution do hereby:


(1) Note and approve the content of the report.


(2) Authorise the use of Section 16A of the of the Road Traffic Regulation Act to enable the making of special event temporary traffic regulation orders for the purpose of facilitating Play Streets and delegates this to the Strategic Director Place.


The Reasons: Salford Ward Councillors have requested consideration of the introduction of Play Streets across the City to offer children a safe place to play near their home which will in turn increase physical activity for children. It can also build stronger neighbourhoods by increasing friendships and socialising for both adults and children.


This guidance offers a way forward that supports the provision of Play Streets on quiet, primarily residential streets across the City. The intention is that Play Streets will be supported by the Community Committee and will be funded from the Community Committee Highways Devolved Budget.


Assessment of Risk: Low


The source of funding: There is sufficient funding within the Highways Devolved Revenue budgets, which can be made available to each neighbourhood, to support future costs associated with the events orders and making the Play Streets schemes more accessible to all residents.


Future proposals will be reviewed on a scheme-by-scheme basis and will be subject to the approval of the relevant Highways Task Group.


Legal Advice obtained:  Paul Haley, Principal Solicitor, Shared Legal Service


Financial Advice obtained:  Alison Woods, Finance Officer (Highways).


HR Advice obtained: n/a


Procurement Advice obtained: n/a


Climate Change Implications obtained: Mike Hemingway, Principal Officer Climate Change 


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:


·         report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 12 October 2020


Contact Officer: Andrew Fisher, Sustainable travel Co-ordinator 

Tel No 0161 779 6103



This decision is not subject to consideration by another lead member/

strategic director


The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.



Signed: Paul Dennett

City Mayor

Date: 12 October 2020


This decision was published on 12 October 2020.

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on 19 October 2020 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 12/10/2020

Date of decision: 12/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Accompanying Documents: