LEADERS TALK: LOCAL COUNCILS AND THE FUTURE OF PLAY
Leaders talk: Local councils and the future of play
9 December 2020 — 12:00 - 13:00
NALC member: £30 — Non-member: £40
Sponsors: BHIB Councils Insurance, Blachere Illumination and CCLA
Early in the pandemic playgrounds, schools, playgroups and many other opportunities for play were closed. We will learn in time what impact that will have had on so many children and young people. Our relationship with outside spaces and nature has changed this year, and many local (parish and town) councils have an opportunity to think about the facilities in their local area to ensure that children and young people can have access to opportunities for play no matter what the future holds. You will hear national perspectives on how important play is for children and young people and how local councils can use their parks, playgrounds and other facilities to enable play to be a part of every childhood in a post-COVID-19 world.
Speakers: Anita Grant, chair of trustees for Play England and chief executive at the Islington Play Association, Mark Hardy, chairman of the Association of Play Industries and Cllr Teresa Heritage, vice-chairman of the Local Government Association Children and Young People’s Board and deputy leader of Hertfordshire County Council