Awards

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Awards

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

St Margaret’s Park is regularly assessed by the scheme’s team of local wildlife experts. The assessors look at the steps 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 the waste they produce
  • 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. Three levels of excellence can be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze of which St Margaret’s Park has the Gold award.

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. The idea of the scheme was first sown when David Bellamy gave a talk to members of the camping, caravanning and holiday home park industry in which he gave the audience members a challenge to be part of the environmental solution and not part of the problem. David was then invited to visit many parks and was amazed at the wide range of work that the most forward-thinking owners were doing for the environment. David was so impressed that a partnership was formed between the Conservation Foundation (the environmental organisation that David co-founded to help businesses get involved in conservation) and the British Holiday & Home Parks Association to set up an award scheme.

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Quality Tourism

St Margaret’s Park has been awarded 5 stars by Quality in Tourism. Quality Assessment provides useful information to consumers about the quality of accommodation that is currently available in and around the UK.

Acting as a reliable regulatory body for the accommodation and tourism industry, Quality in Toursim recognise quality, differentiate levels of facilities and services and make potential guests aware of what they can expect before they make a booking.

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Awards

During the last 2 weeks we have been visited by the David Bellamy Conservation Award and the Quality In Tourism assessors.These are annual visits to see if we have maintained our standards.

The David Bellamy Conservation Award visit is arranged in advance and the assessor is looking to see that we are being as conservation minded as possible.e.g recycling, planting of the gardens,how we look after our wild areas and this year our new bee garden.

The Quality In Tourism inspection can happen any day or time between April to the end of September.This enables the assessor to see the park on any given day without us knowing he/she will be visiting to see the park as you our customers see it on the day your drive thru the entrance.We are graded as a Holiday Park on a number of criteria including cleanliness,appearance and standard of facilities.

We are pleased to say that we have maintained our 5 Star Holiday Park grading for another year from the Quality In Tourism assessor but have to wait until October to see if we have again been awarded the Gold Conservation Award.