Northumberland Caravan Parks receive ecological awards
Springhouse & Heathergate receive ecological recognition
Two Northumberland Caravan Parks have received David Bellamy Conservation Awards for the environmentally sensitive way in which the holiday parks are managed.
Springhouse Country Park in Slaley and Heathergate Country Park in Hexham have both received a “GOLD” award from the David Bellamy Conservation scheme operated for caravan parks throughout the UK.
For Heathergate it is the fourth year in a row that the park has received this prestigious acknowledgement and the five star Northumberland Caravan Park has also previously been recognised in the regions tourism awards as one of the best holiday parks in the North East. The assessors particularly liked the parks “Green Pound” scheme which rewards its caravan owners with site fee credits when they purchase environmentally friendly products from the parks shop.
Thus buying energy saving light bulbs not only saves the customers money on their electricity bills, they also reduce their annual pitch fee at the same time. It is a scheme that has proven to be popular with holiday home owners on the park and is likely to be expanded throughout the other parks that are owned and operated by Blue Sky Resorts.
Springhouse receives the award for the second consecutive year and there have been a number of environmentally sensitive projects during 2010, a year which has also seen the park nominated as one of the best Northumberland Caravan Parks in the annual North East Tourism Awards.