What’s the Space to Play campaign all about?
Many local people told Green activists that one of their top concerns is a lack of things for young people to do. Since then, local resident and Green campaigner, Kirsten Robb, has been investigating local play spaces and working with the community to get improvements.
There are two Space to Play campaigns: one to reopen primary school Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) out with school hours as originally intended and the other to improve every play park in South Lanarkshire, including reopening any play parks closed since May 2021. Both campaigns call on the council to prepare a Play Strategy so children’s right to play is recognised, valued and acted on.