Takeley Park has received a Silver award from David Bellamy as part of his Conservation Award Scheme in this year’s assessment.
The park joined the award scheme last year and achieved a Bronze accolade, to achieve a Silver award just 12 months later is a fantastic achievement.
Launched in 1996, the David Bellamy Award Scheme looks at how residential and leisure park home sites across the country are looking after their natural environment. The scheme assesses the park’s commitment to promoting natural habitats for wildlife, reducing energy usage, encouraging recycling and how waste products are reused. Members of local conservation bodies and wildlife trusts assess participating parks and report their findings to David Bellamy who then reviews the report and decides if the park has met relevant criteria for an award.
The award achieved by Takeley Park recognises our commitment to supporting the natural environment as well as providing suitable habitats for birds and animals on the park.
In addition to joining the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme Takeley Park has also taken the ‘Honey Bee Pledge’. This scheme recognises the importance of the native honey bee population and ensures planting schemes on the park help the bees to thrive. Bee hotels kindly constructed by some of our residents and installed throughout the park further encourage the bee population.
The Takeley Park Residents’ Association have worked fantastically hard alongside the park wardens to help clear a previously neglected area of woodland which had not been managed for 25 years. With the installation of additional planting schemes, bee hotels, bird boxes, benches and bat boxes the woodland footpath through is now a pleasant area for residents to enjoy a stroll.
Well done all!