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Top award for holiday park
11:20am Monday 3rd April 2006 in Tourism Guide
A leading Cornish holiday park has scooped a Silver award in a national environmental scheme run by David Bellamy.
Monkey Tree Holiday Park, Rejarrah, nr Newquay has been awarded the Silver accolade, as part of The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme known as the Green Olympics - for its continued involvement in conservation management surrounding the park.
The 56 acre site has undergone a number of environmental developments over the past 18 months including the recent completion of two new fishing lakes, and an extensive landscaping and planting programme.
"Being awarded Silver in our first year of joining the scheme is absolutely fantastic. Said Park Manager, Reg Moss.
"We are particularly proud that the comments from our visitors played a big part in the appraisal process, which reflects the growing focus on developing the environmental aspects of the park, and we plan to go for Gold next year," added Reg.
In addition to landscaping and planting, Monkey Tree Holiday Park has introduced a number of environmental measures for its guests.
Caravan storage is provided for all caravan owners, reducing the amount of fuel thereby reducing Carbon emissions, washing machines on the Park are all A-rated and fully energy efficient and where possible all produce used and sold on site is sourced locally.
All guests arriving at Monkey Tree Holiday Park are encouraged to recycle with a Recycling Point located near the on-site shop. This feature has proved to be extremely successful in reducing the amount of waste going straight to landfill Water for the two new fishing lakes is collected via a network of road drainage across 18 acres of newly developed touring and camping area on site. The water enters the lake through an oil interceptor tank, which separates any residue, ensuring purity.
A borehole has also been drilled to assist during periods of dry weather therefore maintaining water levels via natural resources at all times.
"The environmental focus that we have placed on the park has proven not only to be good for the business but good for our guests who have recognised the natural improvements' we have made to the park and taken part in the recycling schemes we have introduced," said Reg.