We were delighted to have Ian James, National Vice Chairman of our Association in attendance as well as our BH&HPA Environmental Advisor, Rufus Bellamy.
The British Holiday & Home Parks Association and was founded with the exclusive objective of representing and service those who own or manage a holiday, residential, tenting, touring and glamping parks. They are an association that represents the UK Park Home industry. BH&HPA has over 4,760 people who are managing 2,951 parks across the UK.
Following an introduction from Managing Director & Chairman, Mr. Simon Pollock, members spent the morning on a guided tour of the park. This included the refurbished Beachcomber complex which was a huge feat for the company, as Mr. Pollock said “with only twenty weeks to undertake the club project starting in the first week of November and finishing by Easter of this year, we set ourselves a massive challenge to rip out the club interior and dramatically upgrade these facilities.”
The Beachcomber houses a bright airy restaurant, where staff are supported by two state of the art robot waiters, serving food and taking away dirty plates. The complex also features a dog dining area ‘Pooches Corner,’ new sports bar and large modern show bar ‘The Landing Stage.’ As well as this, members of the southern BH&HPA were shown major plans for the future works on the complex and outside communal areas that have been carefully planned out over many years with the design team at Leisure Concepts.
Members then went on to tour the 27 brand new hire fleet caravans at the recently opened Downton area of the park, before moving on to view the exclusive new gated development, Jubilee Gardens, featuring 30 large south facing spacious plots with the latest in boutique lodge models from many prestigious manufacturers, starting from £364,995. Rufus Bellamy kindly officiated the opening of Jubilee Gardens, planting a tree to mark the auspicious occasion.
After lunch, the group heard central office updates from BH&HPA Vice Chairman, Ian James, who will soon be taking over as the National Chairman of BH&HPA, followed by Rufus Bellamy delivering an update on the David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Scheme, where he is carrying on his father’s great work.
Mr. Pollock said “It has been a honour to host this year’s general meeting here at Shorefield Country Park, and a real pleasure to meet other members, get an insight into other parks operations and hear new ideas and innovations within our industry and beyond.”