Berwick Holiday Park strikes gold with award

Berwick Holiday Park has received a prestigious award for its environmental endeavours.

Friday, 4th November 2016, 8:21 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:15 pm
Berwick Holiday Park's Berwick in the Community initiative has been hailed a roaring success.

The Bourne Leisure park has won a Gold in the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme and its first special distinction.

The award acknowledges the success of the park’s community action team and the work with Tweedmouth West First School, Berwick Middle School and the Grove School.

General manager Ross Birkett said: “We are extremely pleased to receive this special distinction which recognises all the hard work put in this year by our amazing team and our fantastic owners families.

“Everyone has been absolutely brilliant and I will be extending the scheme next year.”

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This year, more than 600 parks have received a David Bellamy Conservation Award for the work they have done to protect and enhance Britain’s natural environment.

There’s a huge variety of work being done by these parks. From the creation of new wildlife meadows and woodlands to the construction of solar-powered shower blocks and energy-efficient lodges made out of recycled plastic, parks are active across the country.

The parks that take part in the scheme are all regularly assessed by the scheme’s team of local wildlife experts.

The assessors look at the steps the 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 waste products; support their local communities.

David Bellamy uses the assessors’ reports and any comments received from members of the public to make the awards each year. Three levels of excellence can be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

In addition, each year a dozen parks are singled out for a special distinction award.