Plea not to bend the rules on Beat the Street game

Plea not to bend the rules on Beat the Street game

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 5:48am 24th May 2019. (Updated at 6:21am 24th May 2019)

Some people have reportedly been a bit sneaky when it comes to the game introduced in Salisbury and Amesbury.

Beat the Street is a FREE, fun challenge where people are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their community on foot, bicycle or even scooting.

Participants have a card or fob which you can tap in at special sensors called 'Beat Boxes."

The more you swipe during a journey the more points you earn.

The game runs until July 1st and you can pick up a card to play at the following locations.

  • Amesbury Leisure Centre
  • Amesbury Library
  • Amesbury Tesco's
  • Durrington Swimming Pool
  • Bemerton Heath Centre
  • Bourne Hill in Salisbury
  • Salisbury Information Centre
  • Five Rivers Leisure Centre
  • Salisbury Library
Beat The Street
Have you signed up to play yet?

Schools and community groups are being urged to get involved and can check out how they're doing on the leaderboard.

35 schools have signed up so far including Amesbury Archer Primary, Harnham Infants and Juniors and St Osmund's Catholic Primary School.

Other groups taking part including Salisbury Community Policing and Winterbourne 1st Brownies.

BEAT BOX LOCATIONS (click on the map to see more)

Beat The Street
There are 98 Beat Boxes you can tap your card into.

REPORTS OF CHEATING:

There have been reports on social media of some people not sticking to the rules and using a car to drive between the Beat Boxes.

Officials say anyone found doing this will have their points wiped stressing it's a fun game and "you have nothing to gain from trying to cheat the system."

Cheating also includes tapping more than one card or using someone else's card or fob as well as your own.

If organisers suspect players to have done any of these they will contact them directly.

Players are being urged to report any incidents of cheating

"If you see another player cheating, tap your card on the same Beat Box directly before or after they do. Then let us know the Beat Box number, the time you swiped and your card number. We will then be able to trace the card or fob of the person suspected to be cheating. Email these details to team.salisburyamesbury@beatthestreet.me and we will investigate."

WHAT TO DO IF A BEAT BOX ISN'T WORKING:

If you notice that the Box doesn't beep or flash after you've held you card against it for a few seconds then email team.salisburyamesbury@beatthestreet.me

Wiltshire Council say in a competition of this size sometimes a Beat Box may temporarily become unresponsive.

"We are unable to allocate points for that Beat Box while it is out of action. We aim to get any unresponsive Beat Box working as soon as possible, within 24 hours"

BEAT THE STREET HISTORY:

More than 900,000 across the UK have played Beat the Street to date.

The games in Salisbury and Amesbury are delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by Sport England and Wiltshire Council.

Beat The Street
You can play until 1st July.

 

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