This is PLAY IN PERIL,
or, to give it its full name:
PLAY IN PERIL Index of Endangered Services
PLAY IN PERIL
is a small independent group of concerned people.
We are not affiliated to, or controlled by, any organisation.
We are unfunded and all our volunteers work for free.
Have a look at the other pages for background and
to read about the role of supporters and suchlike.
Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:09.
!!! PLAY IS IN PERIL !!!
IN THE UK
(and especially in England).
Welcome to the PLAY IN PERIL Index of Endangered Services. We aim to document any and all cuts, cutbacks and closures of ‘play environments’ (which is just shorthand for anything that offers play opportunities to children, such as a play area, a childcare facility, play centre, park, a school playing field or adventure playground). Play in Peril is purely an information gathering and sharing index, NOT a campaign.
FIRST, and most IMPORTANT:
IF you know of a play project (playscheme, play centre, after-school club, play-based childcare, hospital play, anything that offers play, not forgetting adventure playgrounds), that is being cut, cutback or closed, that has gone completely, or is just limping along, maybe only open for one or two sessions a week with almost no staff or volunteers . . .
click the BIG RED BUTTON! – it’s up near the top, on the right, and FILE A REPORT!
A warm welcome: a short introduction
under continued revision
Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 17:15
A warm welcome to PLAY IN PERIL: to anyone who wants to help, to share, to advise or encourage.
We’re currently in the process of merging a couple of pages to form a more succinct introduction. Stick with it! Apologies if you’ve already got used to the layout and then it shifts a little again. It’ll settle down.
Please also read the other pages, which are more up to date than this Welcome section.
Please share information here about play facilities, playgrounds, et cetera in peril (mainly England in the UK)
This is a ‘listblog’ — it is essentially a collection point for information. We want to gather information on cuts in funding to the list of the bad things happening to play. As we build the list we can try to come together to do something about it, collectively and peacefully, rather than talking about it. So initially it is just a list: so it is called a listblog. Simples.
Join some people ‘not prepared to sit and watch as
50 years of hard work go down the pan!’
PLAY IN PERIL: if your play facility, club, group, adventure playground, play centre, after-school play project . . . whatever . . . is under threat — TELL US!
click this link
and add your information with as much detail as you can in a comment!