We are committed to saving energy, steps we have taken are:
- We operate on a green energy tariff
- We utilise low energy light bulbs
- We use sensor operated lighting wherever possible
- When replacing appliances, we opt for A rated appliances
- Our caravan lodges and lodges are fitted with thermostatic heating controls
- All of our new accommodation comes with domestic style insulation and double glazing
- Our clubhouse is heated with electric heaters on a timer with thermostatic controls
- We have LED lighting outdoors which is on a dwan til dusk activation sensor
We encourage our guests to follow our energy saving tips of turning off lights when they leave their accommodation and turning down heating.
We want to promote sustainable tourism for the benefit of the future generation of holidaymakers. As a responsible holiday park we are committed to:
- Informing our guests on single use plastics. We provide information to our guests about this via accommodation folders, poster sites and big screen broadcasts.
- We have a green charter made available to all guests giving 3 tips on how they can 'Go Green on Holiday'.
- We have a company wide environmental policy which is on our website. All new employees are made aware of this.
- We encourage our suppliers to minimise packaging. All of the brochures sent out from head office are sent in biodegradable plastic wallets or paper envelopes.
- Taps in public buildings are on a push tap systems to avoid wastage.
- We utilise water loggers to identify leaks and conserves resources.
- Our toilets have duel flush to save water.
- We have a dedicated Green Champion on park to promote ecologically friendly practices.
- We use electric vehicles on the park
Recycling & Waste
We aim to minimise the amount of waste we send to landfill. We have taken the following steps:
- We operate a Zero to Landfill policy. This means that the majority of the waste we collect can be recycled. Waste that can’t be recycled is processed for Energy from Waste, ensuring that nothing is sent to landfill.
- We have dedicated bottle banks throughout the site. Glass recycling uses less energy than making new glass products, which in turn reduces the strain on raw materials and resources.
- We offer food recycling. Food waste is used to produce both energy and high quality compost.
- All of our used cooking oil is collected to make greener fuel.
- Unused toilets rolls are donated to staff.
We aim to minimise our carbon footprint. We offer incentives to guests travelling by public transport to provide free cot and highchair hire. We offset the paper used in marketing literature with a tree planting scheme.
Wildlife & Gardening
- We have a tree management plan for our woodland and replace dead and dying trees with native trees and shrubs
- Our woodland team leave log piles for our wildlife residents
- Where possible we make our own natural compost to use on plants and bedding
- We have bird boxes, owl boxes and Bee B&Bs throughout the site
- We plant nectar rich honey bee friendly plants which are sourced locally
- In the Spring our banks are covered with Primroses
- Wild garlic, bluebells and fox gloves all grow in our woodland
- We leave areas of the park uncut so wild flowers can prosper
- We maintain our hedgerows leaving a one metre wildlife corridor
- We encourage our guests to spot wildlife with signage about indiginous species throughout the woodland
- We support and promote our local community
- We employ local people and trades people
- We partner with Surfside Kayaks to promote their business to our guests
- We open our themed music weekends to local residents to enjoy for a minimal entrance fee
- We are members of the Marine Conservation Society and South West Coastal Path Association
- We hold daily 'Bingo Beats' games in aid of Cancer Research whereby 50% of funds are donated to charity
- We are a pet friendly park and collect money for the local Dog's Trust
- Every year we donate free holidays to local charitable causes for auction
- At Christmas we send hampers to families at the Children's Hospice South West
- We have reduced the number of printed marketing leaflets by combining them with our park maps so all information is in a single printed format
- Our park maps are printed on recycled paper using ecologically friendly inks
- Local information is supplied in a wipeable format in the accommodation unit to reduce paper usage
- We have employed a print-stop-think policy across the company
- All booking confirmations are sent electronically where possible