As we look ahead to this year it is also good to reflect on the past twelve months; shaped in particular by two awards endorsing our environmental credentials which we are keen to develop further as we move through 2020.
The Cedar Hall was announced as winner of the Public Services category with recognition for its use of environmentally friendly materials and adding value to the local community. The second award was the Norfolk Carbon Charter Gold Award overseen by Norfolk and Suffolk County Council. The Gold Level Charter is only awarded for exemplifying best practice in terms of demonstrating significant reductions in carbon emissions and championing the environmental agenda. “The panel was particularly impressed with Norfolk Bluebell Woods exemplary efforts made. The Cedar Hall building has been designed to use natural, local materials and to have low environmental impact from heating and lighting. A very strong approach to woodland and wildlife management, the importance of which is being communicated effectively to customers via the website and brochure all counted towards the highest level decision of the panel”.
2020 has got off to a positive start with news that we are finalist in the Environmental Impact category of the Broadland & South Norfolk Business Awards sponsored by the UEA’s Low Carbon Innovation Fund. I don’t list these achievements to impress you; honestly(!) but more to impress upon you our ongoing commitment to the environment as part of our collective responsibility to develop and nurture sustainable green spaces now and in the future.
We are also pleased to be continuing our support of Norfolk & Waveney Mind helping to raise awareness of mental health and the benefits of being outdoors in the fresh air listening to nature whether on your own, with family, friends or your pet dog. Please join us and walk the pathways of our beautiful Park and catch Matthew afterwards for a cup of tea!