Choose How You Move and support local businesses this Spring
Residents in Warwick District can now earn rewards including high street shopping vouchers by choosing healthier and greener habits with the free Choose How You Move in Warwick District programme.
The programme is being delivered by Warwick District Council in partnership with the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and BetterPoints – an award-winning behaviour change technology.
The programme, which is completely free to join and participate in, aims to encourage residents across the district to get active and choose a sustainable means of travel when out and about anywhere in the district – whether in their local area or when visiting and supporting the town centres.
Participants in the programme earn ‘BetterPoints’ which can be converted to high street vouchers to redeem in favourite big name and independent shops, or donated to a range of charities. This comes at a particularly important time as non-essential retail stores are welcoming back shoppers this Spring.
Users of the BetterPoints app will also benefit from a boost to their health and fitness by monitoring their levels of physical activity through the app.
Since the programme launched in January, users of the app have clocked up an impressive 3,256 miles of sustainable travel. With more visitors to the town centres anticipated over the coming months as we progress through the roadmap, the Council is encouraging people to consider alternatives that are both better for themselves and the environment, whilst being rewarded in the process.
Choose How You Move in Warwick District is being funded by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and Warwick District Council in support of Warwick District’s hosting of the Birmingham 2022 Lawn Bowls and Para Bowls and Cycling Road Race events. The initiative complements the District Council’s aims to encourage active communities, improve air quality and support town centres and the local economy.
Further information is available at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/chymwarwickdistrict.