The Award champions holiday parks that are working to protect and enhance Britain’s natural environment covering many environmental issues, ranging from the care of hedgerows and wild flowers to helping to protect the natural environment and support wildlife.
Aspects of park management which do not directly affect the immediate environment, but which are important in overall conservation terms are also taken into consideration.
This includes the use of low energy lighting and energy efficient equipment, encouraging water saving devices in toilets, using recycled paper, ensuring that old trees, shrubs and pruning are chipped and used as mulch, and recycling waste.
The team at the Park have worked hard on these areas and have been recognised in creating and maintaining wildlife-friendly hedges to protect and provide homes for the local wildlife.
The Park has been regularly assessed by the scheme’s team of local wildlife experts looking at the steps the Park was 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 support their local communities.
David Bellamy uses the assessors’ reports (and any comments received from members of the public) to make his awards each year of Gold, Silver and Bronze.
The Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Coastal Economy, Councillor Steve Kirk, said:
“The granting of this award to the Kingfisher Caravan Park is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team. The award also has wider economic benefits as it draws people to the area to stay at this award-winning environmentally-friendly caravan park.”
Park Manager Pat Pollard added:
“Kingfisher Caravan Park is delighted to be the recipient of the David Bellamy Conservation Award at the Gold level for the fifth successive year. The team here take great pride in achieving this fantastic award year on year, which gives the Park recognition throughout the UK.”