Proposed new Play Street on Provost Road

Closed 22 Mar 2019

Opened 4 Mar 2019


Proposed monthly road closures on Provost Road to facilitate a new Play Street

The Council is seeking your views on its proposal to divert through traffic from a section of Provost Road, for the street to be used by children for play (creating a Play Street).

The aim of the Play Streets scheme is to reclaim road space to allow children to play. This supports the needs of children for informal play, learning and development as well as physical activity. Camden has already designated several Play Streets across the borough, which are very popular, and a number of Play Streets are in operation across London. 

Play Streets also meet a number of the Council’s objectives such as improving air quality, as the temporary closure acts as a deterrent for vehicles using the street.

The Council is proposing to close Provost Road, from the junction with Eton Road to the junction with Eton Villas, on the first Saturday of every month between 13:00 and 18:00. The operation of the road closures will be undertaken by local residents via the use of freestanding ‘road closed’ signs combined with advance warning signage and barriers. Parking bays will not be suspended and access to adjacent properties will be maintained by marshals, who will allow for entry and exit of vehicles belonging to residents during the time the street is closed.

This scheme is being proposed as result of the Council receiving an application with an accompanying petition from local residents, to designate this section of Provost Road as a Play Street, under Section 29 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984. The proposed play street closure is illustrated on the plan below:

 To view an image of the plan please click HERE

The Council will be pleased to hear your views on the proposals as well as any alternative suggestions or objections you may have to any aspect of these proposals. Please respond to this consultation online by clicking on the online survey in the 'Give Us Your Views' box below by 22nd March 2019, or send your response by email to Alternatively, you can send your response by post to the London Borough of Camden, Supporting Communities Directorate, Transport Strategy Service, FREEPOST RLZH-UEYC-ACZZ, London, WC1H 8EQ. Please note no stamp is required. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation only ONE reply will be accepted. You must give your full postal address when responding to this consultation if you want us to consider your views.

While it will not be possible to reply to you individually, all comments will be taken into account. At the end of this consultation exercise, a report will be prepared analysing the comments received and officers’ recommendations. This report will be presented to the Director of Regeneration and Planning who will make a decision regarding whether or not to proceed with the scheme.

Under the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, your response is available for public inspection; however, your personal details will remain confidential. Please only write to us about the consultation issue. 


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  • Swiss Cottage


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets