Help to name the Seaton Wetlands off-road mobility Tramper.

Council's Countryside team asks public for help its naming off-road mobility vehicle

Seaton Wetlands local nature reserve has an off-road mobility Tramper which is available to hire for those with limited mobility.

East Devon District Council's Countryside service, which runs Seaton Wetlands is asking members of the public to help come up with a name for the Tramper vehicle.

All entries are to be submitted to the team by Wednesday 1 March. The team will put the selection of names up for public vote on social media.  The winning name will be announced on Friday 10 March 2017, to mark the start of the national Disabled Access Day weekend.

The chosen name will appear on future posters and marketing for the hire of the Tramper. Please submit one entry per person via email to countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk, please include your name, age and location.

Councillor Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said:

Seaton Wetlands is a beautiful local nature reserve with fantastic accessibility for those with limited mobility. The Tramper allows people to experience rare wildlife and birds and to enjoy views of the surrounding countryside without restriction.

The Countryside service is extremely grateful to Devon County Councillor Jim Knight who has supported the Tramper at Seaton Wetlands for the past two years.

Cllr Knight has generously contributed from his locality budget to cover the ongoing cost of the scheme for 2017.

Cllr Knight said:

I have contributed towards the Tramper for the past two years as I believe it's a good way for residents and visitors to explore the superb countryside available at Seaton  Wetlands.

We’re looking forward to seeing the names people come up with and hope that something fun and memorable is chosen for this important piece of equipment, which enriches the lives and well-being of its users.

The Tramper is available for hire from the Seaton Wetlands Discovery Hut throughout the year. There is no charge for hiring the Tramper, but there is a recommended donation of £5.

Anyone interested in finding out more about hiring the Tramper is asked to contact the Countryside service via email: countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk or telephone: 01395 517557 to arrange a time to visit Seaton Wetlands.

Further information can also be found at wildeastdevon.co.uk.