Chedham’s Yard in Warwickshire has now been recognised as a leader in green initiatives, as the new recipients of the Green Tourism Award plaque.
It is not the only time the area has received public recognition, as the site was the winning heritage attraction in BBC’s Restoration programme.
Located in Wellesbourne, Chedham’s Yard was the only attraction in Warwickshire to achieve the award in the Visitor Attraction category, taking a bronze award.
Measures the site has taken in order to pursue its green aims, include the promotion of sustainable transport, fitting low energy light bulbs, using locally sourced produce and recycling waste. Furthermore, the site now features an array of solar panels in addition to a wood burning stove.
Heritage Project Officer Emma Banks said that Chedham’s Yard is delighted with the award, and welcomes the recognition before a run of exciting events, including a green themed event set for Easter.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded the Green Tourism Award which is testament to the Yard’s beliefs in reducing our environmental impact and something we are all very proud of,” Ms Banks said.
The newly awarded plaque will be unveiled at the Easter event, set to be held on March 30th, which will kick off the attraction’s calendar of events.
Visitors to the event will be able to walk the green trail around the yard, with some of the lucky ones receiving a prize at the end. The on-site Blacksmith will be on hand to make a demonstration and revellers will be able to build their very own bird box.
Chedham’s Yard will provide all the necessary materials for the building of the bird box, which visitors will then be able to take home.
The solar panels at Chedham’s Yard will not only help to reduce the running cost of the attraction on a yearly basis, but will save on carbon emissions the attraction produces.