More awards for Oakdown holiday park

Roger Franks with the new award at Oakdown

Roger Franks with the new award at Oakdown - Credit: Archant

A Branscombe holiday park has scooped yet more accolades to recognise their environmental and comfort credentials.

The Franks family at Oakdown have received Professor David Bellamy’s Conservation Award every year since it was established, and this makes it the 17th year running.

They also netted a Five Pennant rating from the AA camping and caravan park scheme – the equivalent of a top hotel.

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.”

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One of the park’s earliest environmental initiatives in the 1990s was to install a Victorian Reed bed to naturally drain and dispose of grey water.

The most recent efforts include solar photovoltaic panels which produce over 10,000 kilowatts of electricity a year and a lighting system in the facilities block which reduces energy use by 90 per cent.