Two Essex award nominations for Beat the Street Tendring

Intelligent Health has been recognised for its work encouraging residents to get active in Essex after Beat the Street Tendring has been nominated in the Active Essex Sports Awards and Essex Business Awards this month.

The Active Essex Sports Awards are an annual event that celebrate and applaud the outstanding achievements of various sporting organisations and individuals across Greater Essex. Beat the Street Tendring has been nominated in the Physical Activity Project of the Year which recognises projects which have made a significant contribution to increasing physical activity in the community.

Beat the Street Tendring is also nominated for a Community Award in this year’s Essex Business Awards — a category recognising companies that have made a substantial contribution to the local community in 2016.

Intelligent Health delivered the Beat the Street game in Tendring this Summer with more than 10,000 residents participating in just six weeks. The game was a huge success with the community walking and cycling more than 35,000 miles and reporting a substantial drop in levels of inactivity.

Since the completion of the game, Beat the Street has continued to sustain physical activity in the community through supporting events and initiatives such as Clacton’s first ever parkrun and walking netball sessions.

Speaking about receiving the nomination, Engagement Manager for Tendring — Natasha Potter — said: “Beat the Street has been embraced by communities in Tendring who not only travelled an incredible 35,000 miles this Summer but have continued to stay passionate about getting active in the months since the game has finished.

“It’s a huge honour to be nominated for both awards and to be recognised for the impact the programme has had for families across Tendring.”

 

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