Rattery Parish Plan - Nature conservation & public open space




Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN)

Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN) is a new project that will help people aged 55 and become more active and enjoy nature. The project aims to make getting active easy, enjoyable and sustainable for those who currently do little or no activity, or are struggling to stay active.
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If you were born in 1962 or before, we're asking you to invest about 10 minutes of your time to complete a survey. We're offering you the chance to WIN one of ten £30 gift vouchers in a draw to be made on 8 December 2017 in time for Christmas.

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How to get 3,000 people active in Devon and Torbay

“Our first step is to carry out some crucial research via a survey."

Devon's Local Nature Partnership has been awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to deliver an exciting 5 year programme that will support older people in Devon and Torbay to connect actively to nature.

With 122,000 people aged 55+ in Devon and Torbay doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity each week it is a vital, innovative and forward-looking initiative.

“The ‘Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN)' programme in Devon will help over 3,000 inactive people to discover the combined benefits of a more active lifestyle with the psychological benefits that being outdoors in nature brings” said Hannah Colston Senior Development Manager at Active Devon who are managing the CAN Programme on behalf of the Devon Local Nature partnership.

The partnership will seek to improve and adapt existing opportunities so they are more welcoming to people who are taking their first steps into activity. Additionally, over three hundred volunteer ambassadors will be recruited to help make people's first steps easy and enjoyable.

“The organisations that have come together to tackle these agenda represent an innovative and exciting mix of environmental, physical activity and conservation type organisations,” said Sue Goodfellow, Chair of the Local Nature Partnership. “Our first step is to carry out some crucial research via a survey."

Please support this project by taking a few moments to complete the survey online and you could be entitled to receive gift vouchers.

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Download additional information - click on arrow
Footpath map
Wild life and open spaces
Rattery wildlife survey
Rattery ancient woodland
Old orchards and special area of conservation

Parish plan questionnaire – Results 2017 (second edition)
Section 5 Wildlife conservation and public open spaces

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Report of survey commissioned from the Devon Biodiversity Records Centre, part of Devon Wildlife Trust. Click on image to download pdf file.