We try to plant and maintain the area in the most environmentally way we can.
The Precinct and rose garden planting is mostly sustainable, but the Precinct does need that extra burst of colour, so there we plant a mixture of bedding as well as sustainable plants to keep the insects fed and human eyes happy. The team bee keeper wants his bees to have the best forage for some of the best local honey.
Bug hotels, feeders and nesting boxes can be found dotted around and about the locality. Hedges have been layed to give more nesting sites for our birds and winrows to provide shelter and homes for mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. In the Copse area Field and Wood Mice, Frogs, Toads, Newts and Slow Worms are often spotted, along with Badgers, Foxes, Owls and Bats.
Our own special litter picker Jennifer works around the St Marychurch and Babbacombe area helping to keep the Precinct, roads, verges and parks litter free, recycling whatever she can, including an abandoned suit case which she found a suitable home for and received a donation for our funds.
We aim to encourage local traders and businesses to reduce their use of plastic, the local Co-op store is taking the lead in this. Regular beach cleans and litter picks are held locally and we go along to assist.