Beat the Street Forth and Clyde launches 9th September!

Beat the Street is set to launch across the towns of Bonnybridge, Camelon and Kilsyth from Wednesday, 9th September for four weeks.

With lockdown being eased after the outbreak of Covid-19, communities are understandably cautious about getting out and about for physical activity and exercise. The game has been adjusted to ensure that it is completely safe to play and so it complies with social distancing restrictions.

The changes to the game mean that you do not need to touch a Beat Box, players can simply hover their card or fob near the sensor and it will register the swipe. Further measures such as regular sanitisation of Beat Boxes and temporary pavement markings to help will also be put in place.

Beat the Street Forth and Clyde is being delivered by Intelligent Health on behalf of the Central Canals Development Project and is funded by the Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER Programme and Paths for All’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund.

The Green Action Trust, one of Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charities, is coordinating the Central Canals Development Project. Andy Macpherson, the trust’s development officer for the project added: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing Beat the Street to the area. We think that the game is a really positive initiative that will inspire the community to get active in a safe, socially-distanced way.

“Beat the Street is also a great way of getting people to explore the local area and in particular will showcase the canal and waterways that are such an asset to the area and provide a great place to go for a walk or cycle as well as a safe route to get to school or work.”

More information will be available at www.beatthestreet.me/forthandclyde and on social media @BTSforthandclyde

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