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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 will soon be going out for consultation. All project aims, objectives, outputs and delivery will be guided by the outcome of this consultation to ensure the project is entirely driven by local public appetite and requirements, so please spend five minutes filling out this survey to direct the consequential positive project for Honiton.

Have your say on the future of parks, public gardens and other outdoor open spaces within Honiton, and you could win £40 of shopping vouchers!

We’re starting an exciting project called Wild Honiton. 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.

To let us know, please fill in our questionnaire by 5pm on 25 September 2020.

For a couple of the questions, if you aren’t sure where the parks, public gardens and other outdoor open spaces are in Honiton, have a look at this map.

As a thank you for taking the time to fill in the questionnaire, you have the chance to enter a prize draw to win £40 of shopping vouchers.

Your views will be used to plan the Wild Honiton project, and help decide what improvements to make, so you really can make a difference. 

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

If you need a copy of the questionnaire on paper, in large print or any other format please call us on 01395 517569.