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Green role models

Green role modelsA couple who have just scooped a top environmental accolade for their Tees Valley holiday park in north-east England are ‘green tourism role models’ according to botanist David Bellamy.
Husband-and-wife team Chris and Helen Brown, of Drovers Way Holiday Caravan Park, in the village of Elton, have achieved the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation award at its top gold level. The 10 acre park is one which Professor Bellamy has watched closely after accepting an invitation to declare it open three years ago.

Based on a farm, which has been in Chris Brown’s family since 1952, the couple declared from the outset their intentions to run the business on sustainable lines. It brought them the Bellamy award in the first and second year, and now they have achieved a hat-trick by securing the honour for the third year in succession. For more on the park see