Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park is pleased to have joined ‘The Final Straw Cornwall Campaign’.
Situated in an idyllic location on the North Cornwall coast, every day we truly appreciate the beauty of our spectacular surroundings – the golden sands of Mother Ivey’s Bay, the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and all of the wonderful nature and wildlife. We also understand that this local beauty is one of the main reasons that our guests travel to Cornwall to stay with us. Protecting the natural environment has always therefore been a priority for our family business and for our guests.
Back in 1997, we designated 5 acres of our 15 acre camping field as a ‘nature reserve’ to enable rare species of flowers and wildlife to thrive. We are also proud to have held the top David Bellamy ‘Gold’ award for conservation continuously since 1999, in recognition of our contribution to the wildlife and the environment.
We have taken many other steps over the years to reduce our carbon footprint too. We use low energy lighting where possible and, also, sensors for internal lighting. We use battery powered golf buggies for housekeeping and ground maintenance. We try to reduce our waste to a minimum and we also use products with much lower environmental impacts where possible. Encouraging our guests to recycle at our recycling points is also important to us, as is supporting the local economy by promoting and using local businesses and suppliers.
We are now focusing on our use of plastics and packaging to make even more changes to help the environment, wildlife, and marine life. We have started holding regular ‘Beach Cleans’ with our guests to help clear the beach and to prevent any washed up plastics and litter from reentering the ocean. This is why we are also very keen to be part of the Final Straw Campaign, to help stop the use of these plastics in the first instance. We now no longer use plastic straws in our shop! We also have started to sell milk in glass bottles, water in tin cans and we have also sourced bio-degradable carrier bags. We want to help make a difference!