Beat the Street

Beat the Street is a community wide free, fun physical activity intervention which Intelligent Health is delivering on behalf of East Sussex County Council which everyone can take part in.

Beat the Street is a mass participation programme which aims to create lasting health benefits by energising an entire community.  At its core is a simple game to improve health and raise awareness of the importance of moving.  Each participant is supplied with a Beat the Street card and ‘Beat Box’ sensors (which use near-field communication technology) are placed on lamp posts around a community for players to tap their card against, scoring points for the distance they walk, cycle or scoot.  Players can view their progress online at beatthestreet.me/eastsussex, which will be live closer to the project start date.   There will be prizes for the winning, whilst there will also be plenty of lucky tap prizes, which could be won by any player taking part.

More than 300,000 people took part in Beat the Street in 2016 across the UK and Europe and we want all communities in East Sussex to get involved.  In other programmes, local people have been supported to get into ongoing activities using Beat the Street as the catalyst and with the support of local councils Intelligent Health has attended events and been able to raise the profile of the town and the amenities they offer.

The game will take place for seven weeks from the 7 June and the aim is to engage with as many people to ensure that everyone is able to take part.

Find out more about how the competition works by visiting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJbOghMQ5ZM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWMw_7mEWCo&t=1s

This has been commissioned by East Sussex County Council’s Public Health team and funded by ESCC Public Health, NHS Hastings and Rother CCG and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG as part of the Personal and Community Resilience work stream of the East Sussex Better Together and the Connecting 4 You programmes.