Beat the Street – More Info

People have been asking for more info about “Beat the Street”, an offline game which will be running across Hamilton & Blantyre between Wednesday 17th of March 2021 & 28th of April 2021.

What is it?

Beat the Street is an inclusive community-based game which allows everyone to explore their community through active travel whilst collecting points for themselves or for a team to be in for a chance to win great prizes.

What are the benefits of taking part in BTS?

–          Being outdoors is a proven way to alleviate stress and anxiety.

–          Opportunity to spend time in green/blue spaces.

–          Allows players to explore their local area.

–          Being active has a range of health benefits for both the body and the mind.

What do you need to play?

Primary school age children require fobs to take part in the game- they will receive these directly from their school.

All other members of the community need a card and a map which are available from our distribution points listed below.

You can also find an online version of the Beat the Street- Hamilton & Blantyre map;

How to get involved?

Visit the website- to set up a team.

Visit one of the distribution points listed below and collect your card and map.

For other methods of collection/delivery please contact the Engagement Co-ordinator

Health and Safety

Beat the Street is Covid safe and here’s why;

–          Our “Beat Boxes” will be regularly sanitised by our field engineers.

–          “Beat Boxes” have also been given a boost in their transmission, meaning players don’t need to touch the boxes to collect points as the boxes are “contactless”. ( simply hover the card/fob in front of the sensor until it beeps/flashes)

–          We have 2 metre chalk markings in place at each “beat box” to ensure social distancing is adhered to.

–          Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds before and after playing.

–          Don’t share cards/fobs with anyone else.

–          Only take part in family/ class bubbles.

Distribution Points have been set up in local small stores, please ensure you follow the government guidelines and only pick up your card & map when visiting for an essential shopping trip.

Distribution Points:

Meikles (Premier Store) – 69 Swisscot Ave, Hamilton, ML3 8DP

Premier Express– Neilsland Square, Hamilton ML3 8HL

Day Today- 1-3 Margaret Road, Hamilton, ML3 0LB

Family Choice – 202 Hillhouse Rd, Hamilton ML3 9NS

E&D Premier Store– 80 Portland Place, Hamilton, ML3 7LA

Jack’s of Blantyre- 190 Main Street, Blantyre, G72 0ET

New Aspire convenience store – 140 Station Road, Blantyre, G72 9BW

Shop Smart– 68 Victoria Street, Blantyre, G72 0BS

More information can be found below at the website;

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