A scheme designed to get residents of Barking and Dagenham moving has now gone live in parks around the borough. After launching last year as a pilot in Mayesbrook Park, the game will now be available borough-wide.
Players will now also be able to take part in two new routes; Parsloes Park and Chadwell Heath/Marks Gate (St Chads Park up towards Tantony Green). The two new routes join Mayesbrook Park, Central Park, Eastbrookend Country Park, Old Dagenham Park, Beam Valley Parklands and Barking Park through to Abbey Green.
The game relaunches on Tuesday 27 November and will run through until Sunday 24 February.
“I am delighted we are able to bring Street Tag back and that we have been able to finally expand it across the borough"
Prizes worth £2,000 will be up for grabs for the teams that finish in the top three. Players are challenged to scan posters which are dotted around the parks - the more locations scanned, the more points collected.
Councillor Maureen Worby, Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health Integration welcomed the relaunch.
Cllr Worby said: “I am delighted we are able to bring Street Tag back and that we have been able to finally expand it across the borough so many more residents can participate.
“It proved a great way of getting people, young and old, families and groups of friends out in the open up and we saw some really high scores last time around which our residents are exercising more and enjoying the outdoors.”
The latest winning team, Du Toits clocked up over 60,000 points to secure the top spot.
If you want to take part, download the Street Tag app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.