Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award
Red Deer Village Holiday and Residential Park, Stepps, are delighted to have retained the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award! Our continued commitment to protect and improve the natural environment, our sustainability and our conservation efforts have been rewarded with the 2019/20 accolade. One of David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme‘s local wildlife expert participants assesses Red Deer Village annually. Assessors examine parks’ efforts to:
- Manage their land as a place where wildlife can thrive.
- Reduce their energy, water and resource usage.
- Reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
- Support their local communities.
The scheme is in partnership with the British Holiday & Home Parks Association.
BBKA Honey Bee Pledge
The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme teamed up with the British Beekeepers Association in 2016 to create the Honey Bee Friendly Park Project. The project aims to get the parks of Britain working to conserve the bee population. Therefore, Red Deer Village undertook the Honey Bee Pledge, committing to becoming a Honey Bee Friendly Park.
5 in 5 Badges
2017 marked the launch of David Bellamy’s 5 in 5 scheme. Over the course of 5 years, 5 badges will be introduced to improve habitats for wildlife on parks. So far, Red Deer Village has achieved special recognition for hedgerows and wildflowers. Now, we have also been awarded the Woodland habitat badge for our trees!
Conservation and Environment
In conclusion, we are very proud of all of the hard work and effort our gardeners and staff have put into the park. Not only does this keep the park looking its best, but most importantly creates habitat for animals and insects of all shapes and sizes. So next year, we aim to achieve the David Bellamy Gold Award again. And, we’d like to achieve the wetland habitat badge as well!
Please contact us if you’d like any ideas on how to reduce your impact on the environment or help our honey bees. Every small effort helps!