Brookside Holiday Camp Limited
Green Policy Statement - May 2011
All of us here at Brookside are committed to continuously improving the Park and its effects on the Environment. Our aim is to raise awareness of both our staff and guests with regard to green issues and endeavour to use environmentally best practices in all that we do, whilst complying with current environmental legislation
To this end we are implementing many measures to ensure that Brookside conserves natural resources by finding environmental solutions, undertaking good practice, and monitoring the progress of environmental performance on a regular basis. Some of the measures we are taking include:-
- Use of low energy light bulbs, Passive Infra Red sensors, and down reflectors on street lighting to reduce light pollution
- Daily monitoring of water usage to reduce waste from leaks
- Use of Eco friendly cleaning products and recycled products as far as possible
- Implementation of recycling of waste, especially glass, plastic and paper, which form the bulk of our waste. Fabric recycling facility added in early 2011
- Recycling items such as toner cartridges and surplus other sundries where possible
- Being totally non-smoking in all public areas and our caravans
- Providing a natural and healthy environment for the use of our customers
- Protecting wildlife and encouraging natural habitats
- Planting of native trees and the provision of wildlife refuges
- The provision of a field for the benefit of both our customers and wildlife
- Provision of communal compost bins
- Limited use of weed killer and other sprays.
- Promoting walking. public transport, and both natural and cultural attractions in the area.
After getting planning permission to develop the field, we started planting an assortment of native trees in Autumn 2010. We have planted numerous trees including White Willow and are developing a dedicated wildlife zone to enhance the existing flora and fauna. There will also be an area for the children to play and for grown-ups to stroll and watch the sun set over Arundel and its Castle. ‘Twitchers’ should watch out for the many birds including the reed warblers, sky larks, and bats.
Although still limited in number, we are seeing increasingly diverse wildflowers appearing and are adding to these with a special mix cultivated in Chichester.
A new laundry is was built within existing buildings in March 2012 using eco friendly washing machines & dryers.
We are sourcing greener lighting including solar PIRs.