We are a family run business Established for over 45 years, always having the environment at the forefront of our policies, our Camping and Caravan park has a very low environmental impact, but we have an average of 1000 visitors staying p.a. which have a significant positive effect on the local economy through spending at the various shops, leisure activities and food/ beverage outlets, The location of the park has put Cowslip Green on the map and helped to safeguard this historic hamlet of international importance. Its need to be protected as a heritage site is not only for it’s unique character but also Hannah Moore(1745-1833) an educator, writer and social reformer; fundamental in the abolition of Slavery, lived here in our tiny hamlet of Cowslip Green and wrote her biographies. Our work is reflected by a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award
We are playing an active part in Bristol Green Capital 2015 and entered for the Fair Trade Awards 2015, to promote Fair Trade Tourism
In 2014 we created along with other local residents and businesses a forum that meets 4 times a year in the village of Wrington. We liaise with the Environment Agency(E.A.) , The Environmental Health Officer for North Somerset Council(NSC) and parish councillors to discus any environmental/social issues that have arisen and to find solution’s for them , We monitor our stream daily and report any issues to the E.A..
In the 1980’s We lost our Cowslip Green bus service, in 2013 through years of continuous lobbying of transport services, town and parish councils. Our bus service was reinstated to 5 days a week, due our commitment in its use from January 2015 it’s a 7 day service.
As stated in first part of application we are keeping Cowslip Green internationally recognised, North Somerset Council tried removing our status as a hamlet in 2006 as it was not a street name, deleted on all GPS systems and maps, we notified Google and in 2010 Google put us back on there maps.
We have an average of over 1000 guests per year, we provide a downloadable map downloadable or free at reception, it covers a 3 mile radius of park showing places to eat/drink, shops & attractions. We have 3 information stands, 2 of them have 24hrs access, our shop sell cards and prints from local photographers and encourage the sale of local produce/crafts.
Suppliers used by the park go through a supplier screening programme we request a copy of there policies etc, we only support small to medium enterprises (SME’s) ethical traders from the local area. Recently we have encouraged volunteers from the local area to stay and help at the park, this gives them a base in the countryside which would impossible if they wished to rent in this area as locals are being driven out of the market due to inflated house prices and also they can learn valuable life skills. We have a groups paddock separate from main park, many local families meet here. 2014 the park had 1st community summer party.
We have various environmental projects active at present, we have a detailed environmental policy and visitor code which is on our website and on display in park. Visitor payback scheme of a 1p donation to a local wildlife charity for every camper that stays, we are members of the Wwoofer the R.S.P.C.A. and support the R.S.P.B. with collections. We have a 15 acre nature reserve bordering in The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the park we monitor 2 rookery’s that are mapped on the national rookery register. Our park generates it own electricity through solar panels and has solar hot water tubes, all white goods are AA rated or higher and our electricity hook up points are mainly 6 amp maximum 10amp and we also have a strict refuse recycling policy for all visitors. We advertise car free activities and we lend bicycles to guests. All persons working for our park live on site so no commuting in involved.