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Beat the Street - Wigston and South Wigston 21st April – 19th May

Beat the Street - Wigston and South Wigston 21st April – 19th May

Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:50

What is Beat the Street?

Beat the Street is a fun, free and all-inclusive exercise game that aims to get the local community active. The game works by collecting Beat the Streets cards and maps available at local distribution points, scanning your Beat the Street card on sensors called beat boxes, which are located throughout Wigston and South Wigston and scoring points for yourself or your team. There is the opportunity to win some great prizes! In order to score points, you must scan your card on one beat box and then walk, cycle, or run to the next one, which will score you ten points and so on.

What are the benefits to taking part?

- Reduced stress!

- Reduced Anxiety!

- Opportunity to explore new Areas!

- Win great prizes!

- Become physically healthier!

- Spend time with family and friends!

What do I need to play?

Children in Primary Schools require fobs and maps to take part in the game. These fobs and maps will be sent directly to each Primary School involved, along with a parent pack. Anyone else in the community, needs a card and a map which can be collected from distribution points soon. These will be listed on the Beat the Street website. To find the distribution points and to see an online version of the map, please click the link https://www.beatthestreet.me/wigston/

How do I take part?

- Pick up a card and map from a distribution point

- Visit https://www.beatthestreet.me/wigston/ to set your team up. Please note that in order to be able to win prizes, your team must have 6 or more members.

- Distribution points will be available on the website very soon.

Beat the Street and COVID-19

- Beat the Street is COVID safe.

- All beat boxes will be sanitised regularly.

- You collect points by using your card in a contactless method.

- You do not need to touch the beat box.

- Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands before and after playing Beat the Street

- Cards and Fobs should not be shared.

Distribution points will be going live shortly. When going to pick up your card and map, ensure that you follow the government advice and always maintain social distancing.

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Active Lives, Active Places, Active Schools, Active Together

Community Leisure Recovery Fund: Apply for up to £50,000 for community leisure facilities

Community Leisure Recovery Fund: Apply for up to £50,000 for community leisure facilities

Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 18:00

Sport England have announced a £5m Community Leisure Recovery Fund (CLRF) to help community-run leisure centres and facilities reopen by supporting the difference between income and expenditure for the period of 1 April-30 September 2021.

Applications are invited for awards of up to £50,000 between now and noon on 29th April.

This funding will focus on supporting those who provide a general leisure offer – for example, a mix of swimming, sports hall, fitness, health and wellbeing and other facilities – that's open to all members of the community.

It's targeted at organisations who own or have a long-term lease for a community leisure centre that's open to the community, but don't have any contractual obligation or receive income from a local authority to deliver leisure services.

The facility must be an integral part of the local public leisure provision, with community leisure service provision being its primary purpose.

This fund isn't designed to support sports clubs or member-only facilities like bowls, tennis or other similar clubs.

In addition to funding, recipients of the CLRF will also receive bespoke support to help inform their recovery planning, guide improvements, train their workforce and complete coronavirus risk assessments.

Further information on the fund can be found on the Sport England Community Leisure Recovery Fund page.

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Active Places, Community Facilities, Facility Support, Funding, Return to Play