Caravan park’s award from David Bellamy

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A caravan park in Ingoldmells has been awarded a top conservation accolade.

Kingfisher Caravan Park, run by East Lindsey District Council has again been awarded the top Gold David Bellamy Award in the 2014-15 Conservation Award Scheme.

The awards are presented each year in recognition of the highest standards of conservation work in areas including sustainability and ecological management.

Of the park’s success, David Bellamy said: “I hope that you find the award useful as a way of letting everyone know that you are going the extra mile to help Britain’s wildlife. I also hope that it will give your team a real pat on the back and encourage them to do even more for the environment in the future.

“Your assessment makes really exciting reading. I was particularly pleased to see that you do everything you can to utilise your space for wildlife. It is also good to learn that your formal planting is a good source of nectar for bees and butterflies.”

The award highlighted several features at Kingfisher Park, including the fact that it blends in well with its surroundings, energy conservation is of high priority, that there is a good approach to recycling and water conservation and there is imaginative planting around the park.

Portfolio holder for the environment Coun Steve O’Dare said: “It is great to see that Kingfisher Park has once again received this top accolade in recognition of the hard work of everyone who works at the site for the benefit of the environment.

“I look forward to seeing how some of the recommendations can be implemented to build on this success.”

Suggestions made included planting bushes around the perimeter fence and installing wildlife interpretation 
boards.