Beat the Street keeps Sudbury & Great Cornard moving

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With over 4,500 people taking part and travelling over 52,000 miles in the six week game last year, Beat the Street have continued to promote and support groups in Sudbury and Great Cornard.  Whether your children would like to join the Dodgeball Club organised by Fresh Sports on a Monday evening in the Stevenson Centre or (…)  junior parkrun every Sunday at 9am at Great Cornard Sports Centre or you are interested in joining the new Walking Group at Great Cornard Library every first Wednesday of the month, there is lots going on to keep you active.

“There are health walks already taking place in and around Sudbury, so it is great that we have a new walk in Great Cornard going from the Library and especially as it is a walk which will suit beginners and those wanting to improve their fitness and wellbeing as it is only 30 minutes and all on paths.  Hopefully in the future we can add other walks for those who are more active but we rely on a network of volunteers to lead these walks and Beat the Street has encouraged local people to become walk leaders but more are always needed.” said Debbie Maynard, Health Walk Coordinator and Health Walk Trainer for OneLife Suffolk.

Beat the Street has three walks in the Suffolk Walking Festival which is on between the 13 May and 4 June with over 100 walks on offer throughout Suffolk.  All walks can be found at

If you took part in Beat the Street last year, we would like to know of any benefits which it brought to your life; did you meet any new people, do you now stop and talk with people, have your feeling changed about where you live and do you know more about local facilities, parks and open spaces? Beat the Street will also be sending out a survey by the end of March which a chance to win £50 to see if there are any changes to the health and well-being of those who took part.

Beat the Street are also working with Sudbury Town Council and Sudbury Tourist Information Centre to get accreditation to make Sudbury the first Walkers are Welcome town in Suffolk.   Walkers are Welcome towns and villages can be found throughout the UK and can be recognised by the logo as a place for visitors and residents to enjoy the outdoors.  As part of the application we need to demonstrate local support and would ask everyone to go to to sign up online or visit Sudbury Tourist Information Centre located in the library to find out more.

The Tourist Information Centre will be able to provide more details on any of the activities, also visit our What’s On page or contact