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Billington caravan park wins prestigious green award
10:47am Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
AN East Lancashire caravan park will be honoured in the House of Commons after it was heralded as an environmental champion.
Hackings Caravan Park, based in Billington, Lancashire, has won a prestigious Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils, and communities.
It competed against more than 500 other nominations, and will be presented with its Green Apple Award at a glittering presentation ceremony, in the House of Commons, on Monday, November 12.
The company was praised for innovations such as a major new solar energy system, signage encouraging care for wildlife, a butterfly garden, woodland trail, recycling schemes, and rainwater collection systems As a result, it has been invited to have its winning paper published in ‘The Green Book’, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice.
The firm, established more than 60 years ago by George Hacking, has been developed by the family ever since, with Wendy Hacking and her son, Linden, and his wife, Wendy, managing the site.
Linden said: “Everyone here, including staff and customers, were thrilled to hear the news.
“We feel very honoured to be achieving such a prestigious award.”
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