Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award 2016/17
Red Deer Village Holiday Park are absolutely ecstatic to receive the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award for 2016-2017 for the first time. An extraordinary amount of work goes into receiving this accolade which is extremely close to our hearts. And so, we are very pleased that our hard work has paid off.
The parks that take part in the scheme are all regularly assessed by a team of local wildlife experts. Assessors look at the work parks have done to protect and enhance Britain’s natural environment. Furthermore, the assessors look at the steps parks are taking to:
- Manage their land as a haven for wildlife
- Reduce their use of energy, water and other resources
- Reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce
- Support their local communities
In conclusion, John and Ivan would like to extend an extra special thank you to all the team and staff who have dedicated their time to ensure we were upgraded to the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award this year. So let’s keep up the good work for our park and the environment!
Conservation Awards Background
David Bellamy thinks: “the best holiday parks are mini-nature reserves and are helping to drive Britain’s green tourism revolution”. The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is in accordance with the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, which is the representative body for holiday and residential parks. Furthermore, the Conservation Scheme is one of longest running green tourism awards in the UK. The first awards were created in 1997, and assessors are drawn from local wildlife trusts and local conservation bodies. Finally, the scheme aims for parks to improve their sustainability issues, with the overall aim of making businesses green. And Red Deer Village Holiday Park is one of the many parks enrolled in the scheme!