A POPULAR game that encourages residents to get out and about this summer is 'going wild' next week.

Beat the Street will have a themed water week next week with the hope that residents explore their local parks, waterways, and green spaces.

There will be double points in the following Beat Boxes tomorrow and Sunday:

11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 25, 27, 36, 46, 47, 64, 93, 96, 112, 122, 126, 135, 160, 162, 163, 172, 178, 193, 207, 215, 216, 217, 218, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 248, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 257, 258 and 259.

Also there will be a Worsbrough Mill and Country park storytelling event which will run from tomorrow (July 3) to Wednesday (July 7).

Participants can pick up a free trail at the Mill and there will be a bonus Beat Box near the play area at the entrance to the trail giving out points all day Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July.

Currently, the Mill Academy remains at the top of the total points leaderboard while Barnsley Leaders Junior Basketball Club are at the top of the average points leaderboard.

Coun Jim Andrews, cabinet spokesperson for public health, said: “We’re delighted to have the Beat the Street programme, and it’s great to see people out exercising and exploring new areas. It’s amazing how we tend to stick to the same tried and tested routes and how the game has opened up the idea of exploring the town on foot, which reveals new areas and parks you might not have known about, even if you’ve lived here for years.

“Beat the Street is a positive and community-focused way of encouraging people to get more active by walking, cycling, rolling and wheeling around this beautiful area, plus it’s more important than ever to get as fit and healthy as possible while we fight the threat of Covid-19”.