9th April 2024

‘Beat the Street’ Riverside Park Game

There’s a new game in town, called Beat the Street. See below for more details.

Maldon District Council is organising a ‘giant fun game that everyone can play’. It involves registering online, downloading a map, picking up a card or a fob and then moving around the routes described on the map, tapping the cards and fobs onto special ‘Beat Boxes’ arranged around the town.

To register on line and learn more, click here.

Through an app, participants earn points by walking, running, cycling, scooting or rolling between Beat Boxes. The further they travel the more points they earn for themselves and their team. There is a map, leader boards and prizes for the winning teams.

In Burnham the event begins in Riverside Park on Wednesday 15th May from 3.30pm for a prompt 4pm start. The launch will include a couple of short speeches, a light warm up and then a short walk around a couple of the Beat Boxes to explain the process and start the game.

Fobs will be made available to children via their schools. Adults can pick up the cards at the event.

Maldon District Council has been funded for this idea through a major grant  from Essex County Council’s public health programme which aims to improve the health of Essex residents.

Cllr Richard Siddall, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; ‘I am delighted that we have been successful in receiving funding to launch this initiative which aims to promote physical activity, encourage healthier lifestyles, and foster a sense of community.

‘I hope we will see a number of residents joining in or competing against each other whilst having fun, exploring the local area, with the added benefit of undertaking some physical activity.’

Lucy Wightman, Director of Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities at Essex County Council, said: ‘PHAB is about laying the foundations for supporting residents in Essex to live a healthy life and achieve their full potential.

‘There are opportunities available to organisations of all types and I would urge groups across Essex to consider whether the PHAB programme could benefit them in future.”

‘We are encouraging as much of the community to get involved as possible as this initiative has the potential to make a big different to people’s lives. We have gone for after school to prevent disruption to the children’s schooling.’

You are invited to join in the launch of this community game on Wednesday 15th May, at 4pm in Riverside Park