David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award

Red Deer Village celebrates latest Gold Award from prestigious park industry body.

Highest accolade has now been awarded to retirement development for three years running.

Red Deer Village, the five-star retirement development at Stepps near Glasgow is celebrating its latest Gold Award from the BH&HPA (the British Holiday & Home Parks Association). In conjunction with renowned TV botanist and conservationist, David Bellamy, the Association runs a conservation awards and support scheme for parks. Over the past few years, Red Deer Village has picked up numerous Silver Awards, and has now won the Gold Award for the third year running.

The scheme encourages parks to have a mix of wild and cultivated areas to maximise habitat for butterflies, bees, insects and other types of wildlife.

Other Achievements

Having already been commended for being “bee-friendly”, along with incorporating a number of wild hedgerow areas into its landscaping, this year Red Deer Village has been given special recognition for its areas of wild flowers, which sit alongside other more cultivated areas with landscaped gardens and planting.

Directors’ Words

“We are delighted to once again pick up the Gold Medal for the park in this fantastic and well-respected scheme,” said co-owner of Red Deer Village, Ivan Hendry. “David Bellamy believes you can live or holiday at a park which is both attractive to look at and which contributes towards biodiversity. It’s helping to maintain that all important habitat which can be under constant threat through development. We have a full-time team of in-house gardeners and landscapers who work year-round with us. We’re close to Frankfield Loch and are so fortunate to be based in such a beautiful area.”

“We are all delighted that this year our areas of wild flowers have been particularly commended,” he said. “They are so important for attracting butterflies and bees.”

Red Deer Village is into a new phase of its development of Park Homes and continues to attract the over 50’s who wish to release equity in their large family homes and downsize to a new lifestyle on the park.

Words from the BH&HPA

Commenting on the gold medal win at Red Deer Village, Janette, from the BH&HPPA, said: “Red Deer Village is the perfect example of a functional, well designed park for the over 50’s, which is also truly beautiful to look at and has biodiversity and good eco management at its heart. It is to be congratulated for the time and effort it puts into its landscaping. I am sure this makes it even more attractive to future residents who want to live here on a permanent basis, knowing that their surroundings are contributing to maintaining our fragile eco system.”