THE Rother Valley has been left out of a new street-based treasure hunt game, to the dismay of residents.
The Advertiser told two weeks ago how Beat the Street is set to launch in Rotherham next month, with points and prizes on offer for ticking off checkpoints attached to lamp posts across the town.
The aim is to encourage “active travel” by walking, taking public transport and leaving the car at home.
But Adam Tinsley, of Maltby, said he was disappointed large parts of the borough had been left out.
“I did make enquires to why it wasn’t featured in Maltby, for example, and in a nutshell I was given the answer of lack of funding and that Maltby had had its kerbs lowered last year to assist with active travel,” he said
Rotherham Council’s director of public health, Ben Anderson, said the game could be extended in future.
“We are working closely with the game organisers, who are experts in this,” he said.
“Anyone can join in the game and there are lots of boxes near parks, open spaces and recreation areas that are popular places to visit among people from across the borough.
“The location of the 115 Beat Boxes is based on creating the best player experience for the children, families and groups taking part.
“However, if successful there is potential to expand into other areas including smaller townships and wards within the borough in the future.”
Find out if your area is included in the game at https://www.beatthestreet.me/.