Billington caravan park wins David Bellamy award

Hackings Holiday Caravan Park award
Hackings Holiday Caravan Park award

IT was gold stars all the way for Hackings Holiday Caravan Park, Billington.

The park is now regarded as an industry leader for environmental excellence after winning more awards.

Over the past six months, Hackings has received a string of awards, including agold medal in the Best Caravan Park category at the North West in Bloom presentations and gold in the national Green Tourism Business Scheme.

The business also achieved a gold award in the David Bellamy Conservation Awards for holiday home and caravan parks. In addition, the park achieved a special distinction award for efforts towards nature conservation.

The park’s latest award was at the Lancashire Evening Post Green Awards. It won the Green Business of the Year category, while the Hackings family, who own the park, won the Best Green Household Award in the county.

Hackings Holiday Caravan Park was established 60 years ago by the late George and Ellen Hacking and has continued to thrive and grow under the guidance of late John Hacking, his wife Wendy and son Linden.

Wendy, Linden and his wife (also Wendy) and their son, Darren, manage the family-run park. The park comprises of 128 privately owned holiday homes in landscape grounds on the banks of the River Calder near Whalley.

Linden said: “We are delighted our contribution to the environment has been recognised with so many awards. Here at Hackings we are a family business with deep roots in the community and with a great affection for the landscape.

“The team works hard with park homeowners to minimise our impact and we always try, whatever part of the business, to put something back into the environment.”

A spokesman for the David Bellamy Awards said: “The park has many interesting attributes and good environmental practices. Wendy and Linden Hacking, are instinctively dedicated to ensuring the integrity of the rural location is preserved and year on year have made improvements to address all possible aspects of environmental care.”

The park has been shortlisted for the finals of the national Goldstar Awards for holiday parks and camping sites, to be held in Edinburgh during Green Tourism Week in May.