Beat the Street


Beat the Street was a free community initiative designed to inspire children and adults to walk more and increase physical activity levels. The four community areas taking part in the project are Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Broxbourne and Stevenage. From 3rd June through to 15th July the community were able play a real life walking game. Individuals were given a RFID card (like an Oyster card) which they would tap against boxes placed on lamp posts around the towns. Tapping more than one box records a journey. This was used to earn points that add up to achieve a goal and win prizes for their team or school.

beat boxrfid card

The LPC supported the following local community initiative by sending out the following letter to the relevant community pharmacies. Thank you to all the pharmacies below who engaged in promoting Beat the Street. This is one way in which community pharmacies can support their patients which also demonstrates our position to add value as a cost effective fundamental solution in patient referral pathways. We thought you’d like to know that overall more than 42,500 took part in the project, 2600 in Broxbourne, nearly 11,000 in Hemel Hempstead, nearly 18,000 in Stevenage and over 11,000 in Watford. Beat the street achieved their target racing of 500,000 miles into space and as a result released £1000 to each town for a designated charity and provided a number of schools with prize money for coming top or second place on the highest score or average score leaderboards.

Woods Pharmacy
Esom Pharmacy
Tudorken Chemist
Viks Pharmacy
Co-Op Pharmacy
Oaks Cross Pharmacy
Stevenage Pharmacy
Elgon Chemist
Laxtons of Broxbourne
Croft Chemists
Bennetts End Pharmacy
Gadebridge Pharmacy
MedicX Pharmacy
Woodhall Pharmacy