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Holgates scoops four awards

 Holgates scoops four awards

Staff at a South Cumbria holiday parks group are celebrating after winning four top environmental awards from TV botanist David Bellamy – and a chain of honour for their first-class loos. Four parks in membership of the Holgates group, including its flagship Silverdale holiday park, have received the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Award at its top gold level. Each park was subjected to an independent wildlife audit commissioned by Professor Bellamy, and judged to be making exceptional achievements in helping to safeguard the natural world.

Announcing the award this autumn, David Bellamy described Holgates as "fantastic flag-wavers for the causes of green tourism where nature is given the same VIP treatment as guests".

 

Eco-friendly Andrews at Caravan Club site

Eco-friendly Andrews at Caravan Club site

Two ECOflo 380 litre condensing direct fired storage water heaters from Andrews Water Heaters have been selected to provide an efficient and plentiful supply of hot water for the Caravan Club site in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The 115 pitch site was previously an independent caravan park and a £1.2m development programme was carried out in order to bring it up to The Caravan Club's renowned high quality standards.

 

Forest Holidays backs campaign to protect Barn Owls

Forest Holidays backs campaign to protect Barn Owls

Forest Holidays are pleased to announce that they are backing a campaign to protect barn owls with The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust by sponsoring their barn owl adoption packs.

The decline of barn owls is of national importance with low numbers of these majestic creatures being reported nationally. It is of the utmost importance that these numbers start increasing immediately - and Forest Holidays hopes to contribute to these efforts.

 

The loss of traditional nest sites, through barns falling into disrepair or being converted, makes it difficult for barn owls to establish a breeding courtship. Additionally, the decline of rough grassland habitat, increases the pressure on adult birds to find enough food to feed hungry young broods.

Work begins on new £200,000 touring caravan park

Work begins on new £200,000 touring caravan park

Work has begun on a new caravan holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

 

Morris Leisure is investing £200,000 in developing the new park for 36 caravan holiday home alongside its successful Ludlow Touring Park. The park has 135 pitches on a 20-acre site alongside the River Teme and A49 near Richards Castle, just a short bus ride from the town.

New owner for Beach View Caravan Park in Wales

New owner for Beach View Caravan Park in Wales

Savills, on behalf of a private client, has sold Beach View Caravan Park in Abersoch, Wales to a private buyer. The park had a guide price for offers in excess of £800,000.

 

The well established touring caravan and camping site is situated within 5 acres (2 hectares) of land on the Llyn Peninsula. The area is a renowned holiday destination and has views over Abersoch beach, Abersoch Golf Club and across Cardigan Bay. The park is graded as a 4 pennant site by the AA with permission for a total of 47 caravan touring or tent pitches all serviced with electricity. 

 

Devon Park Lands Top Business Women Title

Devon Park Lands Top Business Women Title

Popular East Devon holiday park Ladram Bay has been crowned “company of the year” in a major award scheme celebrating successful women in business. The park was named as overall company winner in the 2016 Devon Venus Awards at a glittering ceremony held on 18 November at the Great Hall at the University of Exeter. Stepping up to receive the accolade were director and member of the park-owning family member Zoe House, and Ladram Bay’s general manager Claire Williams.

 

Described by Channel Four as “the working women’s Oscars”, the Venus Awards recognise, reward and champion local working women in business. Competition was fierce this year with almost 2000 nominations and applications received in one or more of the different categories of the awards.