Herefordshire holiday park keeps the green flag flying

By: Poston Mill Park Ltd
HEREFORD, U.K. - Jan. 24, 2015 - PRLog -- For the eleventh year running, Poston Mill Holiday Park has been awarded the prestigious Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award – an accolade for the ongoing work done at the park in protecting and enriching the natural world around us.

Set in Herefordshire’s beautiful Golden Valley, the countryside and its wildlife are of paramount importance to the park’s owners, Wayne and Sarah Jones and their team of hard-working staff. The award is a reflection of the work they put in.

TV’s David Bellamy is passionate about nature and the world we live in and is keen to reward those who are equally enthusiastic for the efforts they make, saying of the holiday parks around Britain who have received this award that “it’s time they were given recognition for their big commitment” to conservation.

But the 35 acres of environmentally and wildlife friendly fields and paths of the park leading to this award are not the full story, for Poston Mill Holiday Park has also achieved a Five Star Gold Award for Quality in Tourism through Visit Britain, an award given to only a relative handful of holiday parks throughout the country.

As well as providing a haven for holiday home owners, the park is open all year to touring caravans, motor homes and campers. A cottage, a bungalow and two luxury holiday homes are also available for self-catering hire. Details and a video of the park are available on our website:

Poston Mill is a member of the Bestparks family group, Visit Britain, Best of British and the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, the park industry’s official body, which is assisting Professor Bellamy with the conservation awards project.

More press information is available from Wayne Jones on 01981 550225

Details on the award:

More than 600 parks in the UK have earned gold, silver or bronze accolades in this year’s David Bellamy Conservation Awards.

“Britain’s parks are bursting with bio-diversity!” says Professor Bellamy. “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” he added.

Parks wishing to enter for a Bellamy award must first complete a detailed questionnaire covering different aspects of their environmental policies, and describing what positive conservation steps they have taken. Next, the park must receive an independent endorsement from a local wildlife or conservation body which is familiar with the area.

The conservation audit of parks covers many environmental issues – ranging from aspects such as the care of hedgerows and wild flowers, to the siting of bird-boxes and the development and protection of reed beds and wildlife ponds. Professor Bellamy has also looked at aspects of park management which do not directly affect the immediate environment, but which are important in overall conservation terms – such as the use of unbleached paper for holiday brochures, installing long-life light bulbs and re-cycling waste.

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