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Protecting wild spaces in Torbay

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Protecting wild spaces in Torbay

Protecting wild spaces in Torbay

duncan kenny By duncan kenny

We create projects to encourage young minds into the outdoors and protect local wild spaces from habitat destruction, littering and antisocial behaviour.

Brixham Idea stage

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There are numerous wild spaces in Torbay that are under threat from habitat destruction due to antisocial behaviour and wild camping. We have been working with local authorities for two years in supporting intiatives to reduce the problem. We are now opening a new project to manage Seven Quarries (Brixham), a 10.5 acre area of natural coastal woodland. The area has been under threat for many years and requires a sustainable management plan to address the threats to it delicate habitats. We require funding to create a base camp with compost loos to enble us to run group activity programmes. These programmes will encourage young minds into the outdoors. All our activities are fun, can be adapted to any group and are focussed around conservation, habitat preservation and the future of the environment. By educationing young minds we can influence behaviours and create a clean safe environment for people to enjoy whilst outdoors.

What we'll deliver:

  • Basic tools for ground maintenance
  • website for promotion, communication and a registration system for individuals and groups to access free camping
  • Compost loos at basecamp, Seven Quarries
  • Promotional material for accessing schools and youth groups

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great opportunity to preserve a stunning natural area and encourage learning and outdoor activity. By introducing sustainable projects that enhance and protect our natural wild spaces we create opportunity for the future generations to embrace nature. We believe starting early is paramount when learning about the environment and safeguarding our local habitats. We can build a future of proactive, educated and motivated youths that enjoy the benefits of the outdoors.

Steps to get it done:

  • complete website function to offer booking of free camping at Seven Quarries
  • Compost loos complete and in project Quarry

Showing individuals, the foundations of skills & learning through the development of a personal relationship with nature, is key to sustaining natural habitats for the future. We can help create purpose, we can aid the development of values, and consequently influence behaviours. We can demonstration how to grow knowledge, gain experiences, lead others, learn from others, develop self-awareness, emotional intelligence, set goals, share flasks of tea, improvise, work as a team and build communities. Creating opportunities to take young minds into the outdoors is wonderful, but our responsibility is greater than that. We need to think bigger and prepare the communities of tomorrow with the skills, passions and capabilities to sustain our natural environment both on a local and a global scale.

Location Brixham

About the space

Seven Quarries, Brixham, Torbay


Torbay Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,213

compost loos - £1,100 (50%)
website - £500 (23%)
basic ground working tools - £250 (11%)
promotional materials - £150 (7%)
Other - £213 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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compost loos
basic ground working tools
promotional materials
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,213

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