Seaton’s tramper scooter is named the ‘Wetlands Wanderer’

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:10 10 April 2017

Sara Loveridge (left) and Lynette McJannet with the Wetlands Wanderer.. Picture: SUPPLIED

Sara Loveridge (left) and Lynette McJannet with the Wetlands Wanderer.. Picture: SUPPLIED

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An off-road mobility scooter, provided to help people get around the Axe Estuary nature reserve, is to be called the Wetlands Wanderer.

The name was chosen following a competition and public vote, organised by the East Devon District Council Countryside team.

There were more than 50 entries, which officials narrowed down to their top ten before putting the final decision to a public vote. More than 70 people chose the winner.

The successful name was suggested by Cliff Allison, a regular visitor to Seaton Wetlands, and two of the Seaton Wetlands Discovery Hut volunteers, Sara Loveridge and Lynette McJannet.

Sara said: ‘’It was so funny - Lynette and I both volunteer together in the discovery hut where we welcome visitors to the site. We had no idea that we had both suggested the exact same name! The Tramper scooter, now called the Wetlands Wanderer, is a great piece of kit and helps anyone with limited mobility explore the wetlands. We’re both trained to hire the Wetlands Wanderer out. It is great to see people spend time with their friends and family in the countryside.’’

The Countryside team has expressed its gratitude to Devon county councillor Jim Knight, who has supported the Wetlands Wanderer at Seaton Wetlands for the last two years, contributing funds from his locality budget to cover the ongoing costs of the Tramper scheme for 2017.

To hire the Wetlands Wanderer visit www.wildeastdevon.co.uk 
Contact the Countryside team via email: countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk or by phoning 01395 517557.


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