Active Streets has developed out of the Streets for Play initiative that some residents had started in the Kings Heath area. Active Streets supports groups of residents to bring activity to people’s doorstep with road closures (via Temporary Road Closure Order and partnering with Highways), a range of multi sports and family fun activities on people’s doorsteps. It includes providing streets with physical activity resources to get children and families active (including archery, badminton, tennis).
The service also support residents with a city wide insurance process that covers all road closures, something that was previously a significant cost to residents and a major barrier. If you are interested in closing your street or would just like some more information contact Olga.Sukhanova@Birmingham.gov.uk or phone on 0121 464 0206.