Launch of Suffolk play strategy tomorrow

Partners in Play Suffolk (PIPS) launch the first ever play strategy for the county's children and young people tomorrow.

Partners in Play Suffolk (PIPS) launch the first ever play strategy for the county's children and young people tomorrow.

The Play Matters play strategy commits Suffolk County Council and districts and boroughs to create and sustain inclusive play opportunities so all children and young people can enjoy themselves and develop their potential.

The launch will be held at Brome Grange Tithe Barn, with a speech by play expert Bob Hughes, who also wrote the foreword to the new strategy.

It follows successful Big Lottery Fund bids to provide more than £1.5m to district and borough councils to improve play opportunities across Suffolk.

Patricia O'Brien, county council portfolio holder for children, schools and young people's services, said: “The play strategy is an exciting opportunity to encourage those in influential roles to support play for all children and young people in Suffolk.”

You can visit www.suffolk.gov.uk/play to download the play strategy.