Beat the Street Kettering set to ‘Go Wild’

Published: Tuesday, 15th October 2019

Are you playing Beat the Street in Kettering?

Beat the Street players in Kettering are being encouraged to ‘Go Wild’ this week and to explore the area’s parks, green spaces and waterways with double points on selected Beat Boxes in these areas.

Taking place until 6th November, the Beat the Street game has seen the town transformed into a giant game where residents are rewarded with points and prizes for walking, cycling or scooting around the community. The teams who have travelled the furthest at the end of the competition will win vouchers for books, sports or fitness equipment.

So far, players have travelled nearly 50,000 miles in the competition, with Brambleside Primary School topping the total points leaderboard and ‘Fast and Physio’ at the top of the average points leaderboard.

However, Beat the Street is celebrating ‘Go Wild’ Week which means there are double points on Beat Boxes in parks this week, so it’s worth getting to your local green space to get tapping. Working with the Green Patch and the ‘Year of Green Action’ initiative, Beat the Street is hosting a Go Wild Day on Saturday, 19th October from 11.30am to 3.30pm. As well as lots of outdoor activities such as Beat the Street bingo, Find Beattie, animal dens, craft, and wildflower planting, there’s the opportunity to score 50 points on the mobile Beat Box. The event is free and open to all players.

Go Wild Day, 19th October. Location: Park space beside The Green Patch, NN16 0LQ

Nature groups involved in the event: Activities will be provided by the Beat the Street team, Year of Green Action, The Green Patch, The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire, location conservation group Natural-ISE.

Cllr Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure, said:

“It’s incredible to see so many people in Kettering really embracing the Beat the Street game and there are noticeably more people and families out and about walking, cycling, running and scooting.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“We’d really like to see residents getting out there and tapping as much as possible in the remaining weeks of the game. As well as getting active, you could also be in with a chance winning great prizes for your school or community group.”

Visit beatthestreet.me/kettering to keep up to date with the leaderboards and find out more.