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GO EXPLORE WITH BEAT THE STREET SWINDON

GO EXPLORE WITH BEAT THE STREET SWINDON 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

GO EXPLORE WITH BEAT THE STREET SWINDON

 The Beat the Street Swindon game is set to enter its Go Explore week to encourage participants to find the area’s best heritage and cultural gems.

So far, 23,700 participants have signed up and have together walked, cycled, run, scooted and wheeled 76,000 miles across Swindon.

Teams are in with a chance of winning vouchers for books or sports equipment simply by walking, cycling or rolling as far as possible between the Beat Boxes which are spaced about half a mile apart – hovering their fobs or cards over the Beat Boxes to score points.

The further players travel, the more points they score for their community or school team. The first Beat Box you hover your card over marks the start of your journey; walk, cycle or roll to the next one and you score 10 points. Then keep going!

There are leaderboards for schools, community teams and charity teams Jessie May and The Harbour Project, and each is divided into total and average points to ensure that smaller teams are in with an equal chance of winning.

Currently, Haydonleigh Primary School leads the total points leaderboard and Stratton Team Ministry leads the average points leaderboard, but it’s still all to play for!

This week is Go Explore and events include a Swindon Town Centre Story Trail on Saturday, 25th September from 11am to 3pm where players can locate 10 missing scrolls around the town and participants can also score double points on Beat Boxes 143 and 144.

Beat the Street is brought to you by Swindon Borough Council working in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), and Swindon Healthy Schools. It is delivered by Intelligent Health.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health said: “It’s great to see people embracing the Beat the Street game and clocking up an impressive number of miles. There are bonus points on offer on some Beat Boxes to help you get out and about and to find new routes to school or work, plus other local areas you may not have known about.”

For more information, click onto www.beatthestreet.me/swindon.

To find out other ways you can stay active and reduce your impact on the environment, visit the Be the Change webpages: www.swindon.gov.uk/bethechange

Beat the Street Swindon is underway with nearly 13,000 people taking part!

Beat the Street Swindon is underway with nearly 13,000 people taking part! 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

AN INVITATION TO GO PLAY BEAT THE STREET SWINDON

 The Beat the Street Swindon game has launched with nearly 13,000 participants signing up on its first day and together walking, cycling, and rolling their way to almost 13,000 miles.

Beat the Street is a free, interactive game that encourages people of all ages to move more and to get active; it started on Wednesday, 15th September to Wednesday, 27th October.

As well as helping people to become healthier, it also improves air quality, congestion and pollution, and connects people to their communities and green spaces.

Beeping and flashing sensors called Beat Boxes have been placed on lampposts around the town for the duration of the game to help participants explore the local area and all it has to offer and to develop the habit of regular activity.

Primary school pupils have been given fobs while parents and teachers get a card from the school so they can accompany children, or take part on their own. The wider community can pick up a contactless card from one of the distribution points which are listed on the website at www.beatthestreet.me/swindon

Players then walk, cycle or roll between the Beat Boxes which are spaced about half a mile apart – hovering their fobs or cards over the Beat Boxes to score points. The further players travel, the more points they score for their community or school team. The first Beat Box you hover your card over marks the start of your journey.  Walk, cycle, roll, run or scoot to the next one and score 10 points.

There are leaderboards for schools, community teams and charity teams Jessie May and the Harbour Project, plus each leaderboard is divided into total and average points to ensure that smaller teams are in with an equal chance of winning.

Currently, Haydonleigh Primary School leads the total points leaderboard and ‘Wandering Heights’ leads the average points leaderboard, but with six weeks to go, it’s still all to play for!

The first week of the game is themed ‘Go Play’ for players to get to grips with the rules and subsequent weeks have a different focus, from Go Explore to Go Wild and Go Travel.

Beat the Street is brought to you by Swindon Borough Council working in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), and Swindon Healthy Schools. It is delivered by Intelligent Health.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Beat the Street provides an incredible opportunity to support children and their families to become active as a habit, through a fun and friendly competition.

“Beat the Street also supports our Be the Change campaign which aims to encourage every Swindon resident to take small steps to reduce their impact on the environment.”

More information is available at www.beatthestreet.me/swindon and www.swindon.gov.uk/bethechange plus on social media at @BTSSwindon

 

Official Skate Park Opening – Saturday 11th September

Official Skate Park Opening – Saturday 11th September 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Parish Council is delighted to announce that an official skate park opening event will be taking place on Saturday 11th September, at the Haydon Wick Skate Park, from 12.00pm – 4.00pm. The Council has an afternoon of music, competitions, prizes, demonstrations, graffiti art and street dancing on offer. There will be food on offer, face painting and much, much more.

 

The Beat the Street physical activity game is returning to Swindon this autumn

The Beat the Street physical activity game is returning to Swindon this autumn 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Beat the Street game is back!

The walking, cycling and rolling initiative that has twice turned Swindon into a real-life interactive game is returning from Wednesday, 15th September to Wednesday, 27th October.

Swindon residents are well-versed in the Beat the Street game; in 2018, more than 32,000 local residents walked, cycled and rolled 313,000 miles and again in 2019, 25,978 participants clocked up 252,126.5 active travel miles.

Beat the Street is about getting communities moving by helping people to make small changes, such as walking or cycling to school every day, to improve health and help make being active part of everyday life. Evidence shows that the programme really helps adults and children become more active and encourages families to spend more time together outdoors and in green spaces.

Since it was created by GP Dr William Bird, the game has been played by more than 1.4m people in more than 120 locations in the UK and beyond. Beat the Street has not only had a significant impact on increasing how active people are, but also helps reduce congestion and improves air quality.

Also new for this year, participants are being offered awards on the www.beatthestreet.me/swindon website where they can see their in-game achievements.

The game is free and open to anyone of any age who would like to take part.  Children use a fob which will be provided by participating primary schools, and adults can pick up a free card from one of the distribution points listed on the Beat the Street Swindon website.

Players then find their nearest Beat Box which will appear on lampposts around Swindon and some surrounding villages. Your first visit to a Beat Box registers the journey; then walk, cycle or roll to the next Beat Box within an hour to score 10 points. Then keep going!  It has recently been adapted with more sensitive Beat Boxes and new cards to ensure that it is COVID safe and contactless. Simply hover your card or fob over the Beat Box and it will beep and flash to record your points.

There are prizes for the teams and individuals that travel the furthest, plus there are leaderboards for total points and also average points so that teams of all sizes are in with a chance of winning a prize. You can also help a local charity get a donation, and there are “lucky spot” prizes just for taking part.

Beat the Street is brought to you by Swindon Borough Council working in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), and Swindon Healthy Schools. It is delivered by Intelligent Health.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health said: “After two fantastic games, we often get asked about bringing Beat the Street back to Swindon so it is a real delight to be able to announce that we have commissioned the game once again. We know that one of the best things people can do right now for their physical and mental health is to move more and to get out into green space where possible, and Beat the Street really helps people do just that in a safe way.

“It’s free to take part in Beat the Street and it’s open to everyone regardless of age, ability or background. More than 250,000 people across the UK have played the game safely since the beginning of the pandemic, and it has really helped to get people out exercising and spending time with friends and family. We hope that it will provide a real incentive to get Swindon moving.”

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

To find out other ways you can stay active and reduce your environmental footprint, visit the Be the Change webpages: www.swindon.gov.uk/bethechange

 

Annual Parish Council Allotment Competition Results Announced

Annual Parish Council Allotment Competition Results Announced 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR THE ANNUAL HAYDON WICK ALLOTMENT COMPETITION 2021!

Let’s all wish our very gifted, wonderful allotment plot holders a huge congratulations for their placement:

🍅Rose Walk:

🥇Mr Titcombe

🥈Mrs Nalini

🥉Mr Gurung

🥗Goodearl:

🥇Mr Lemon

🥈Mr Redford

🥉Mr Sheppard

🍓Ventnor Close:

🥇Mrs Lecappelain and overall Judges Choice 🏵️

🥈Mr Coombe

🥉Mrs Way

Prizes 🏆, presentations & winning pictures to follow

☺️#growyourownveg #vegpatch #raisedbed #happygardener #allotmentgarden #allotments #allotmenteer #allotment #allotmentsofinstagram #allotmentlife #allotmentlove #everyonecangrowtheirown #freshproduce #homegrown #allotmentsuk 🐝🐛

 

Council to host Youth Litter Picking Event

Council to host Youth Litter Picking Event 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards
Join us at the Haydon Wick Skate Park on Saturday 14 August at 10.00am for a fun and friendly youth litter picking event!
Make friends, learn about your local environment and develop a fantastic habit from an early age.
🚯 Dress for the weather
🚮 All children must be accompanied by an adult
🚯 Please only book a FREE ticket for children
🚮 Refreshments & certificates provided

Book your free ticket for the child space on the event here

The Britannia Majorettes & Miniettes of Swindon

The Britannia Majorettes & Miniettes of Swindon 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Council is delighted that the Britannia Majorettes And Miniettes of Swindon have offered to run a youth session for the children within the parish as part of a recruitment drive for new members, to show the children a new skill, to meet other children and to form a team.

Have a go at learning the moves, shaking your pom poms, twirling your ribbons, watch the 2021 display, play some games and join in for a picnic afterwards (subject to weather conditions). The current members are excited to show you what they have been practicing via zoom during the lockdown and are pleased to be working together as a team again to share some Britannia spirit.

The Britannia Majorettes & Miniettes of Swindon were founded by the Ellis sisters who were former majorettes so between them have a great deal of experience and knowledge.

Saturday 31 July

Miniettes aged 3 – 7

Majorettes aged 8 – 16

Where: Trent Road Field

When: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Session is free although please book via Eventbrite so that we can monitor the numbers.

Bring a yourselves, a packed lunch and a picnic blanket!

To pre-book your free ticket(s), please click here 

 

Father’s Day Crafts

Father’s Day Crafts 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Parish Council is delighted to be hosting a free Father’s Day craft workshop morning on Saturday 19th June. Pop down and join our Youth Development team for a fun, free and creative morning.

To pre-book your free ticket, please click here 

Bowls’ Big Weekend – FREE Junior Taster Session

Bowls’ Big Weekend – FREE Junior Taster Session 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Looking for a fun, free and child friendly activity to try this weekend? Then join our Youth Worker at the Haydon Wick Bowls Club on Sunday! As part of the Bowls’ Big Weekend, Chloe and experts will be hosting a child friendly taster session from 11am – 1pm on Sunday 30 May. You don’t need to book, just turn up, enjoy yourselves and hopefully soak up some vitamin D… 🌞 🤞 🌞 and be in to win the mini ‘Champion Bowler – 2021’ 🏆

#sunprotection #lawnbowls #funoutdoors

✔️ Please wear flat shoes

✔️ All children must be accompanied by an adult/carer at all times

 

Pop in and Paint

Pop in and Paint 1081 590 Johanna Edwards

Join us for a free ‘Pop in and Paint’ session on Saturday 29th May.🖌️🎨

With the help of our Youth Worker and a very talented local community artist, the session will be held at the Parish Council Office and all resources will be provided.

To book your space, visit: Pop In And Paint Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Visit our social media for more details: Haydon Wick Council – Home | Facebook

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