Edinburgh 'Playing Out' Pilot Evaluation

Closed 11 Jan 2018

Opened 11 Dec 2017


We have recently had interest from different groups across Edinburgh wishing to hold street play events in their local communities. In response to public interest, we launched a pilot 'Playing Out' programme which ran between April and August 2017. Modelled on the Bristol 'Playing Out' scheme, its aim is ultimately about enabling traditional street play for children in their street/road. You can find more information about 'Playing Out' at http://playingout.net/.

Why We Are Consulting

We are now reviewing the pilot to evaluate the following:

  • how effective and popular the 'Playing Out' events were;
  • how people found the process of organising the events; and
  • if any improvements could be made – should 'Playing Out' events be held again in the future.

We want to find out views of people who were directly involved in, or affected in any way, by the 'Playing Out' events (including event applicants/organisers, families who took part, local residents, Community Council members, Residents Association members etc.).

If you take part in the survey, you have the chance to win vouchers for the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, we have 2 x £10 vouchers and 1 x £5 as prizes.

You can get this document on tape, in Braille, large print and various computer formats if you ask us. Please contact Interpretation and Translation Service (ITS) on 0131 242 8181 and quote reference number 17-2746. ITS can also give information on community language translations.  


What Happens Next

The survey results will feature in a report for the Transport and Environment Committee in 2018.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Carers
  • Jobseekers
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Elected Members
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Developers/investors
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Libraries
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Young people
  • Licence holders
  • Employees


  • All interests