Intelligent Health has been recognised for its success in getting thousands of people moving in Essex after Beat the Street Tendring took home two awards this month.
More than 10,000 residents in Tendring took part in a race around the world this Summer for Beat the Street. The initiative – which was funded by Essex County Council with support from Active Essex and Tendring District Council — saw schools, community groups and businesses travel 35,000 miles in six weeks and proved to be hugely successful in reducing rates of inactivity and increasing walking and cycling in Tendring.
The physical activity initiative was commended for inspiring Tendring residents to get active after picking up both the Community Involvement Award at the Essex Education Awards as well as Physical Activity Project of the Year at the Active Essex Sports Awards.
Speaking about receiving both awards, Natasha Potter — Engagement Manager for Beat the Street Tendring — said: “It’s a huge honour for Beat the Street to be highlighted as an outstanding initiative across the whole county.
“The Beat the Street challenge which took place this Summer was a massive success with Tendring residents proving to be incredibly passionate about getting active. Most importantly, players have continued to stay active since as we have been able to build upon the already fantastic local facilities and activities available in Tendring.”