BEAT THE STREET: 10,000 plus players taking part

BEAT THE STREET: 10,000 plus players taking part

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 10:42am 13th June 2019. (Updated at 1:28pm 21st June 2019)

The free game being played across Salisbury and Amesbury has reached the halfway stage.

The  initiative which see players tapping into special sensors known as beat boxes to collect points has been a big hit.

So far more than 57,000 miles have been covered on foot, on bikes and on scooters.

There are more than 100 Beat Boxes dotted on lamp-posts throughout the area.

The more you swipe during a journey the more points you earn and could be inline for a prize.


Players are clearly enjoying the game with some great feedback so far.

"My seven-year-old just said 'I know what Beat the Street is; it's like a fairy flying around giving everyone the exercise bug!'"

"I thought we did lots of walking anyway, but it has made us realise we can easily do more and the kids are really enjoying it!"

"Beat the Street creates a perfect opportunity to get out in fresh air on your lunch break. Take a break from your desk and stretch your legs."

Beat the Street
Pick up a card and get tapping!


The challenge runs until the 1st of July and Wiltshire Council hope to break the 100,000 mile barrier in the next few weeks.

If you're interested in playing you can find out more the official website.

Tracy Daszkiewicz, Director of Public Health, said:

"It's fantastic that so many people are enjoying Beat the Street in Salisbury and Amesbury.

"The game is making a positive difference to the health and well-being of both young and old in South Wiltshire, and we hope that it will bring about long-term change in the activity levels of people in the area."


A few people have been spotted cheating by driving between the beat boxes.

Wiltshire Council is urging people to keep the game fun and fair for everyone involved.

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 the details to and the council will investigate.


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