The Beat the Street physical activity game is returning to East Renfrewshire!

 

A previous Beat the Street game in Barrhead at the Foundry

The Beat the Street game is back!

The popular physical activity game is returning to Barrhead, Newton Mearns and Neilston from 2nd to 30th March.

East Renfrewshire residents are seasoned Beat the Street participants and will be familiar with the game as it has previously been played in Barrhead and Newton Mearns in 2019 when 6,942 people played and walked, cycled and wheeled 62,063 miles. It also took place across the whole of the East Renfrewshire area in 2020 when participants clocked up an amazing 69,679 miles.

The game is returning once again to encourage local residents to consider leaving the car at home and to embrace active travel such as walking, cycling and wheeling. The game also helps people explore the local area, particularly the green spaces on the doorstep and helps adults and children with both mental and physical health.

The game is open to anyone of any age who would like to take part. This time, children will use a card which will be provided by participating primary schools. The wider community can pick up a free card from one of the distribution points listed on the Beat the Street East Renfrewshire website.

Beat the Street Barrhead, Newton Mearns & Neilston has been commissioned by East Renfrewshire Council with support from Paths for All’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme and Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s Scotland Loves Local Fund. It is being delivered by Intelligent Health.

Councillor Tony Buchanan, Leader of East Renfrewshire Council, said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing Beat the Street back again to these areas. The game has proven to be very successful in terms of increasing low levels of physical activity amongst adults and children, as well as helping to reduce congestion, improving air quality, and helping families and friends to spend time in green spaces together.”

More information is available at www.beatthestreet.me/eastrenfrewshire and on social media:

Facebook: BTSEastRenfrewshire

Twitter: @BTSEastRen

Instagram: btseastrenfrewshire

 

 

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