Dolbeare Park is continually looking for innovative ways to implement our Environmental Policy. When making any changes to the park, we endeavour to ensure a positive environmental impact and a neutral or negative change to our carbon footprint.
Last year we completely refurbished our amenity block, it's now bright, modern with easy to clean surfaces, we have low energy LED lighting and flow control valves on taps and showers. The shower controls are all touchless and you can choose to have either a cool refreshing shower for warmer days or a hot shower on chilly days.
All our hot water is provided by on demand boilers, so no tanks of wasted hot water but there is always plenty of hot water available.
We encourage all guests to recycle, basically everything that goes in the large green bins goes into landfill. We have excellent recycling facilities and ask that everyone uses them and does not just throw everything into one plastic sack.
We also have a small compost bin in the washing up/food preparation area. This is great for disposing of raw veggies and fruit. We only use a small bin because we have had the odd quantity of pasta, which has been thrown in the compost. A small container means we only loose a little instead of a huge bin load.
The compost we make goes on our veggie patch and also on our flowers. We try and sell some veggies but our veggie patch is very much in its infancy and we can't grow enough to supply to all our guests - perhaps one day!
Our future plans are to build a couple of ponds but we are still at the research stage at present since there are a lot of health and safety issues on the dangers of water - and we would rather not encourage mosquitos on a hot summers night! Crickets and frogs yes, but mosquitos and flies - no!