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Honiton Bottom Nature Reserve
Honiton Bottom Nature Reserve

Wild Honiton is a two-year project aimed at improving the green space and residents’ connection to green spaces within the town of Honiton. Led by the Wild East Devon team, the proposed project will look to embed the Nature Recovery Network principles within the EDDC Council Plan and in various Service Plans in a town in need of a natural boom and the new home of EDDC. Wild Honiton will build on Wild East Devon’s Wild Exmouth project and proposes a strategic green space initiative that could be replicated across the district’s other towns.

The project will aim to focus on the creation and initial improvement of the town’s green spaces that encourages greater use, centring on walking routes and habitat restoration. We will also focus on the expansion of the project to work with targeted groups in Honiton, working with key partners to develop experimental and rewarding outdoor activities and events.

Led by the Wild East Devon team, the proposal will look to embed Nature Recovery and Nature Connection principles into a town wide project to enhance biodiversity and access to nature. Wild Honiton will build on the success of the current Wild Exmouth project and proposes a strategic green space initiative that could be replicated across the district’s other towns.

The project will have two themes: Nature Recovery and Nature Connection. All project aims will fall under one of those two categories either to do with facilitating the enhancement of nature or the people relationship to their local great outdoors. This is aimed at improving the green space and residents’ connection to green spaces within the town of Honiton.

Will Jones, Wild Honiton Lead:

We want to encourage more people to use the parks, public gardens and other outdoor open spaces within Honiton. The first stage is to find out what people that live in or near Honiton think about the green spaces and what improvements they think are needed. The consultation survey closed on 25 September 2020 an we are now in the process of digesting the data and writing the project plan.

If you are a community or volunteer group we would also be interested in talking to you to see how we can develop partnerships in the community. Please contact us by email: wild@eastdevon.gov.uk

Wild Honiton map