Red Deer Village Holiday Park are very excited to have retained the Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award for 2015-2016. So a very big thanks to all of our Staff that have given their time and hard work to retain this award for another year.
David Bellamy Conservation Scheme
The David Bellamy Conservation Scheme is in accordance with the British Holiday & Home Parks Association. It aims for parks to improve their sustainability, and is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. Assessors look at the work parks are doing to preserve and improve Britain’s natural environment. They also examine parks’ recycling efforts, energy and water usage and local community support.
Red Deer Village’s Efforts
As part of our ongoing commitment to be more friendly towards our environment, we use a Toyota Aygo Car to carry out Holiday Park errands in. This currently produces less than 100 grams of CO2 emissions, which means there is no Road Tax to pay. So as well as helping the environment we are also saving money, and that is good news.
We have also introduced a “Switch off when not in use” policy for all of our offices and associated buildings. In our offices we have set up recycling stations for paper, Ink cartridges and batteries.
We recently acquired glass recycling bins for the holiday park. This will make it easier for our guests to recycle glass by having a dedicated bin outside the door of their accommodation. We have also been looking at other ways to recycle. Recently, we have sent 3 lorry loads of wood to be turned into garden furniture at a local enterprise centre. The centre creates jobs and provides a learning hub for unemployed people to gain experience and a new skill.
Next year, Red Deer Village Holiday Park will be aiming for the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award!