nature

Cornwall's nature-on-referral service

 

Cornwall Council has today (8th June 2017) launched a consultation on a Nature-on-Referral Service. This involves a hub that will coordinate and support work in this rapidly growing area; using our superb natural environment to make real changes in peoples’ health and wellbeing.  

The full consultation document and a summary on the webpage  is available at http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/doseofnature



How people use the natural environment in England

The main findings from the third year of the Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment survey have been published. The survey, which is commissioned annually by the Natural England, Defra and the Forestry Commission, showed that volumes of visits to urban parks have increased 13 per cent and visits to paths, cycleways and bridleways have increased by 20 per cent since 2010/11. More information is available at http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/research/mene.aspx#results