David Bellamy – a champion of green holiday parks

David Bellamy book – from publisher Century

As the sad news of David Bellamy’s death reaches us, we at Caravan Industry & Park Operator take a look at how the environmentalist and botanist laid the foundations for a greener attitude to holidaying in the UK.

David Bellamy OBE was a regular face on TV since the late 60s, when he was interviewed after the Torrey Canyon disaster struck – an oil tanker ran aground between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and David, then an ecology lecturer at Durham University, was on hand to discuss the impact of the spillage with John Craven. 

Truvox Supplies Floorcare Machines To Caravan Parks

Truvox Floorcare Machines

Truvox International Ltd is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of commercial and industrial floorcare machines, based in Southampton, England.
 
Meeting the needs of a wide range of markets including healthcare, education, leisure, and facility managers, Truvox works directly and indirectly through a network of dedicated dealers based across the UK and worldwide.
 
Truvox began producing electric polishing machines in the early 1960s, and has continued to innovate, developing a suite of machines designed to streamline cleaning and maintenance of hard and soft floors.
 
These range from vacuums to escalator sweepers and air movers, but Truvox technology leads the market in three main areas:

Arccan - The shade & shelter specialists


The Arccan shade structure

We have been designing and supplying quality shade structure for the last fifteen years - we install our structures throughout the UK as well as any location in the World.

We now have available forty standard pre-engineered tensile fabric structures in a number of sizes, including hypars, barrelvaults & cones - sails, walkways, entrance canopies, umbrellas (central post and cantilever), single pitch, stand-alone & lean-to, all available in a wide range of fabrics and colours with steel finishes including galvanising, polyester powder coating and epoxy painting

A Successful Holiday Park Innovation Show for 2019 and 2020 Plans

Holiday park innovation show exhibitors

The Holiday Park Innovation Show has closed its doors for another year, but that doesn’t mean it’s over yet...

Before we officially say goodbye to the Holiday Park Innovation Show 2019, we thought it was only right that we emphasise our fantastic achievements. We are so proud to have pulled this event off, and are looking forward to making the show even better for next year.

Find out some of our biggest achievements, hear some astounding testimonials, and find out what our plans for 2020 are! All this will be disclosed right here, so read on for more...

Johnsons helps make happy holidays with recent plant supply

Hoburne Mews - Johnsons recent plant supply

Johnsons of Whixley, one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, will help people enjoy even happier holidays after supplying plants to a £1m transformation scheme at a holiday park.
 
North-Yorkshire based Johnsons supplied more than 4,000 plants worth a total of £22,000 to the Hoburne Naish Holiday Park in Hampshire. Included in the delivery were more than 2,000 shrubs and 21 varieties of grasses.
 
In partnership with renowned holiday park operator and developer Hoburne Limited, Johnsons provided stock including a wide variety of grasses, shrubs, hedging and herbaceous plants.
 

How to prevent Legionella in caravan parks

Legionella within the lungs

Legionella can be the bane of any business; especially caravan parks. Often festering in air conditioning and central heating systems, Legionella is the primary bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ Disease; a type of pneumonia.

A source of relief is that Legionella isn’t incredibly common, though it never hurts to be prepared. For those conscious of the risk, most of your problems will come from a few specific spots within a caravan or a caravan park that should always be addressed and considered.

Navigating insurance claims

Insurance claims

Making an insurance claim should be relatively straightforward, but there are things that can complicate the process. Delays in the resolution of a claim can cost a park business money. In the worst-case scenario a claim may be rejected altogether. The following top tips from Compass illustrates what park owners and managers can do to ensure that their claims experiences run as smoothly as possible.

Huck Nets Make Play An Adventure For All

Huck Nets playground

The innovative range of purpose designed rope and net play equipment from Dorset-based Huck Nets is guaranteed to make every playground an adventure.  It is a popular feature in many parks and playgrounds across the UK and Europe.  
Huck Nets world-renowned rope and netting is integrated into much of their play equipment.   Being manufactured mostly of rope and timber it is ideally suited to outdoor natural play environments.  Every element has been designed to allow children’s imaginations to run wild and to give free rein to their natural urge to be active.  There are various climbing elements such as climbing pyramids, jungle bridges, net ramps, rope ladders and tunnels, an impressive range of individual and group swings, trampolines, hammocks and aerial runways.