This is why you might see boxes appearing on lampposts across Chesterfield

Small tracker boxes are being installed on lampposts across Chesterfield in a bid to encourage children and their parents to get more active.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 1:02 pm

The scheme, called Beat the Street, will see 108 boxes installed in the borough later this month so families can track their journeys and earn points – with prizes up for grabs.

A Chesterfield Borough Council spokesperson said more than 30 schools are joining the initiative.

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Beat the Street is sponsored by Sport England and in partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council.
Beat the Street is sponsored by Sport England and in partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council.

The spokesperson explained: “Children and adults taking part can earn points by tapping their card or fob on one of the boxes to register they have been at that location. They must then move to another box to complete the journey.

“Multiple boxes can be tapped within one journey. The more boxes they tap, the more points they’ll earn for their school team.

“Schools topping the points leader board can win sports equipment, and individuals taking part can win random ‘tap prizes’ too.”