What do points make? Prizes! Still time to enter the Street Tag competition

street tag game relaunched

Residents have been taking to the borough’s streets in the hope of winning a £1,000 prize – and it’s not too late to join in to be in with a chance of securing the top spot.

So far 49 teams have taken part in Street Tag, the free-to-play game, which turns the pavements around Mayesbrook ward into a giant competition.

Competitors must collect points by using a mobile phone app to scan any of the 20 QR codes dotted around the area. The more locations scanned, the more points collected.

The team currently leading – Al Noor – has clocked up over 49,000 points since the game launched at the end of January.

The initiative is part of Barking and Dagenham Council’s healthy lifestyle campaign to help residents stay healthier.

‘Free, fun way to feel fitter and healthier’

Councillor Maureen Worby, Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health Integration, said: “We’re delighted so many people have joined in this free, fun way to feel fitter and healthier.

“Street Tag is all about showing people that improving your health doesn’t have to mean getting a gym membership or buying equipment, it can be as easy as pulling on your trainers and strolling the streets.”

There’s no age limit to take part and teams can be made up of between one and six players.

The game ends on Sunday, 11 March and the team with the most points will receive bicycles up to the value of £1,000. There’s also prizes for second, third and fourth place.

To take part download the Street Tag app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Visit the New Me website for more information