Children playing in the street in Lambeth
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London councils to promote street play

26 July 2013 Last updated at 20:10 BST

Keeping children safe while playing outdoors is a concerned for all parents.

Now, councils across London are planning temporary road closures to allow children to play outside their homes in a safe environment.

BBC London reporter Warren Nettleford went to Lambeth to find out how the scheme is working there.

Footage courtesy of British Pathe.