17th David Bellamy Award!
East Devon caravan park wins conservation award
The Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park run by the Franks family runs a number of environmental initives to keep the park friendly to the environment.
Recently they installed top of the range solar panels and a lighting system in the which reduces energy use by 90%.
Oakdown won one of the first Professor David Bellamy conservation awards in 1997 and has maintained this award ever since.
The Bellamy Awards judge holiday parks on their efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, focusing on how they manage their land as a haven for wildlife, how they reduce their use of energy, water and other resources, how they reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce and, finally, how they support their local communities.
Alastair Franks said: “We are all absolutely delighted with our latest awards. It’s great to receive recognition of the hard work that goes into the general running of the park, as well as the additional work we do to achieve our ‘green’ status. All of our staff work incredibly hard and we are very proud of what we do here at Oakdown. These awards give us the motivation and ambition to stay on top of the industry charts and endeavour to be the best.”
Oakdown is also one of only 125 Caravan Parks in the UK which holds the AA’s 5 Pennant Rating the highest rating available. Only 45 caravan parks in the South West hold this rating.
Senior AA Campsite Inspector Colin Church said: “Oakdown Holiday Park offers all that you would expect from a top 5 Pennant Touring Park – stylish, modern, and exceptionally clean facilities, spacious and well laid out pitches and, most importantly, a friendly welcome.
“The Franks family have developed over the years into one of the countries very best parks reflecting the dedication and hard work they and their team have put into the park.”