Norfolk County Council is encouraging residents to give up their cars for the day this September in support of a global initiative to reduce carbon emissions.

Car-Free Day is celebrated across the world and encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day in favour of more sustainable forms of transport.

Norfolk Car-Free Day will be held on Sunday 25 September and the council will once again be waiving fees for residents wishing to apply for a temporary street closure in their local community.

One idea for making the most of the closure is to use the time for ‘Play Streets’ – these temporary road closures to through traffic, to create space for children to play safely where they live, and for neighbours to get to know each other. These can be applied for all year round – but Car-Free day is the perfect time to give it a try.

More information about Play Streets here

(Source: NCC)