David Bellamy awards

David Bellamy Conservation Champions!

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Calendar iconPosted 15th Oct 2015

Beverley Holidays have been awarded the prestigious Gold award from the David Bellamy Conservation Scheme for 2015/16.

The Paignton-based holiday park was awarded the green accolade in recognition of their continued commitment to protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

Described by Professor Bellamy as the “Green Olympics” for holiday parks, the awards put the parks amongst an elite group of tourism businesses in the UK dedicated to conservation.

Beverley Holidays Director Nicola Furneaux said: “We are thrilled to have retained the Gold award for yet another year at Beverley Holidays.

“Ensuring that we retain the natural beauty found on our doorstep here in Devon is hugely important to us and our guests, and we are delighted that our conservation efforts have been recognised once again by the David Bellamy Scheme.”

Offering memorable holidays in the heart of the English Riviera, the parks boast a wealth of environmentally-friendly features including bird boxes, nature trails and a hedgehog hotel.

This year also saw the holiday parks take part in David Bellamy’s Honey Bee Friendly Park Project by introducing bee-friendly measures aimed at safeguarding the great British bee.

As part of the Honey Bee Pledge, Bee B&Bs have been installed at both parks, providing the perfect retreat for visiting winged friends, plus more pollen-rich plants such as lavender.

These green initiatives, together with the tireless work of their ‘Green Leaders’ in maintaining the vast flowerbeds and hedgerows, were praised by judges during a visit earlier this year.

Professor David Bellamy said: “Britain’s parks are bursting with bio-diversity. They are the nation’s favourite get-away-from-it-all locations, and also a major point of contact between people and the countryside.

“They are therefore very important centres of education, and a wonderful place to go and experience wrap-around nature. That’s why these awards play an important role in helping parks to keep the green flag flying.”

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