holiday park wins gold award for wildlife conservation work
Breans Holiday Resort Unity has received a Gold Award
in the British Holiday & Home Parks Associations David
Bellamy Awards for a fourth consecutive year.
The award recognises the holiday park's conservation work and efforts
to help bees and also boost its wildflower habitat.
The parks that take part in the award scheme are regularly assessed
by a team of local wildlife experts.
The assessors look at the measures that 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 and also support their local communities.
Director Alan House said: "We are really thrilled to receive
this award again. We have worked hard this year to try and enhance
our commitment to our environment, which isnt always an easy
task when we have so many visitors on site every day."
"This year we have introduced new signage around the park
so people staying with us know what wildlife to look out for both
here on site and when exploring our local area. We also started
doing wildlife walks over the school summer holidays, which were
very popular and look to add these into our regular programme of
activities for families going forward."
"We are very fortunate to have Mick, our Head Gardener, and
a very dedicated team behind him that work hard throughout the year
to create and maintain our 'green spaces', and who are all very
committed and take pride in our grounds and the environment in which
The idea of the scheme was first sown when David Bellamy gave a
talk to members of the camping, caravanning and holiday home park
industry in which he gave the audience members a challenge to be
part of the environmental solution and not part of the problem.
Breans Holiday Resort Unity was featured on TV's Hughs
Wild West in the spring for its achievement in balancing a busy
tourism operation whilst maintaining the protection of its local
It also recently opened a 'Secret Wood' in partnership with Secret
World Wildlife Rescue so animals can be safely released back into