2 months ago
Are you a resident of Beer, East Devon?
If you are a Beer resident, how long have you lived in Beer?
5 - 10 years
How often do you normally visit the Beer Jubilee Memorial Grounds each year?
Are you happy with how Beer Jubilee looks and feels?
What would you like to see more of or less of?
Better landscaping of grass area
Do you feel that Beer Jubilee has a look and feel that fits in with the natural environment?
Would you like this green space to be maintained as it was in the past, with most sections mown/strimmed?
Do you feel that making space for nature is important?
Yes (If so, how do you feel this could be best achieved?)
How would you suggest the space for nature/biodiversity be improved at Beer Jubilee?
Keep the section near the trees uncut
Do you feel that more mowing and strimming will improve how the area, such as the steep banks, will look?
I'm not sure
Would you like to see some sections of Beer Jubilee more rigorously maintained, whilst other sections are left to be renatured?
If so, which sections do you think should be kept low?
The lower banks
Would you be interested in volunteering some time on a regular basis to help to maintain Beer Jubilee?
Please add any additional comments in the box below that you feel are relevant but have not been covered above.
Creating seating steps like an amphitheatre would make maintenance easier
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Better cared for land and borders
Well tended grounds that visitors and locals can enjoy, that enhance the look of the village
This would be best as a sensory garden with textures and smells as it is inter coastal and difficult to create wider biodiversity. Could add a sculpture park and outdoor working areas for WFH or picnics
Outdoor spaces are vital for mental health and wilderness is not an attractive place for people to benefit
Over 30 years
More regular grass cutting and general maintenance
With some designated and maintained space for wildflowers, instead of merely letting invasive weeds etc. grow unchecked.
20 - 30 years
increased area of wild flower meadow . More adventure opportunities for children at the top of the gardens to complement the ad hoc swings ( opportunities to make dens etc.). Tiered embankment overlooking the hardstanding to form a seating area
I don't know
keep the grass by the paths mown and strim the rest once or twice a year. More bird and bat boxes.
see above. increased wildflower sowings. Perhaps an interpretation board explaining the rationale for the management plan. See the plan commissioned by Beer Parish Council a few years ago.
Just beside pathways
Would like to volunteer again but physically no longer able to be useful
If NO, were you once a Beer resident?
Love that much of the Jubilee is left for nature, but it is nice to have clearer spots available to sit when there are village events such as regatta
There needs to be a balance between areas being left for nature and recognising that this is also amenity space.
areas left for nature for the bulk of the time but accepting that this is amenity space for the locals and visitors and working with the village to identify dates and spaces that need to be managed more
Just around benches and steps
I think there needs to be a wider discussion around the areas of the Jubilee to be managed (the answers to the above question were too restrictive) but also around dates of village events and the need for cutting before these dates to allow the community to benefit from this space