Our Commitment to the Environment and Community Engagement
PROUD OF MERSEA
David and Chris continue to support local communities and charities. This year, alongside other sponsorships, Waldegraves is a Lead Sponsor of the “Proud of Mersea” program which aims to achieve a totally litter-free environment on Mersea Island. There is a “Proud of Mersea” notice board outside Reception with the information about the upcoming dates for community litter picks, we encourage all of our owners to join in! Click here for the next litter pick.
Waldegraves continues to retain the GOLD DAVID BELLAMY CONSERVATION accolade for 2019/20. Waldegraves Holiday Park is committed to being as green as possible by showing continuous commitment to reducing its environmental impact and protecting the island’s ecosystems. In 2019, we will be trying to raise awareness of damage caused by plastic bags to marine wildlife. We will be charging 10p for the plastic bags and eventually completely phasing them out. We will also be selling sustainable cotton bags in our shop, as an alternative to plastic bags.
Park’s Entertainment Manager, Glen Pacey, believes that by encouraging others you are multiplying the impact. Therefore, he encourages staff to collect the “junk” from their home and departments for his team to use in their recycling crafts.
REDUCING PLASTIC USE
The Park Manager, Chris Parsons, along with his team have worked particularly hard this year to reduce plastic waste on the park. The Granary Restaurant and The Barn & Wheatsheaf Clubhouse have stopped using plastic straws and have been purchasing compostable straws instead, plastic stirrers were replaced with wooden, removing the weekly usage of 2000 plastic stirrers. Plastic bags were replaced with biodegradable paper bags for the take away food in the Restaurant and customers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags. What is more, you can save 20p on every hot takeaway drink served by the barista by bringing your own reusable cup, it just needs to have a lid, be clean and be able to fit into a coffee machine.