“We at Sandgreen Caravan Park are proud to be environmentally caring with particular emphasis on reducing the impact our operations have on the environment and our commitment to our continued local community support.”
We are committed to continuously:
- Conserve our natural resources by minimising our negative impacts through education, by example of sustainable management.
- Minimise pollution by reducing the use of harmful substances.
- Comply with relevant environmental legislation and regulations.
- Establish and maintain on going dialogue with appropriate stakeholders (for example: customers, employees, contract employees, suppliers, local and national authorities, cultural authorities, Non Government Organisations, trade bodies, neighbours and local community organisations)
- From time to time review overall strategy on issues as part of overall strategic reviews.
Tree and Shrub Planting PolicyTo establish a long term objective of a sustainable natural environment at Sandgreen, we have adopted the following policies:
- Trees and shrubs are only planted where they would enhance the make up of the environment
- Trees and shrubs are not planted at random
- Customers must request approval if the wish to plant trees or shrubs
- Random planting of “domestic” species is not allowed
- Only indigenous species are permitted
- When ever possible, natural regeneration of all trees or plants is encouraged
- Reseeding will only be used where it is unlikely that natural ground cover will regenerate
- Reseeding of any rough vegetation areas includes a percentage of wild flowers
- Grass cutting is kept to a minimum
- Owners are encouraged to actively manage the minimum area required surrounding their pitch
- New tree planting is interspersed with native shrubs to prevent obscuring the view from any neighbouring caravans
|Examples of some trees and shrubs considered for planting:|
|Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) |
Birch (Betula Pendula)
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
European Larch (Larix)
|Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)|
Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
Gean / Wild cherry (Prunus avium)
HaHazel (Corylus avellana)
Hawthorn (Crateagus monogyna)
Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Gorse (Ulex europaeus)
Dog rose (Rosa canina)
Energy Conservation Policy
The purpose of this policy is to reduce Sandgreen Caravan Park’s energy consumption in an economical and environmental sound manner. This policy will provide guidelines to staff for the effective use and purchasing of energy consuming equipment. In pursuant of increased energy conservation, both cost savings and a positive environmental impact will result.
- During scheduled hours, all offices will be heated to a predetermined temperature of 19 – 20 degrees centigrade.
- In areas that have individual control over room temperature, all room temperature controls will be set within a temperature range based on building design.
- During the evening, weekends, and holidays, the temperature in all buildings will be set at to a level that will allow the building to preserve energy.
- Building occupants and staff are to keep windows and outside doors closed while the heating is on.
- Personal heaters shall not be permitted.
- Lights are to be turned off in unused areas.
- Where possible, low energy light bulbs are to be used.
- Computers and printers shall be turned off at the end of each work day.
- All staff should enable the sleep mode on their computers or turn off their monitors when not in use.
- We will purchase more energy efficient equipment, when the extra cost is less than or equal to the resulting energy savings.
- All construction projects shall be reviewed for energy efficiency and proper light levels
- Renewable energy technologies as well as day lighting are to be incorporated when feasible.
- Utility meters to monitor the energy and water consumption are to be installed in new and renovated facilities when appropriate.