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Templars Park News Bulletin

12th May 2019

Templars Park News Bulletin
  • Templars' Park News Updates.

 

  • Site Wardens

The wardens will now be on site most weekends during the summer and autumn. If no-one is available or unable to be found on site, please contact them using the number available at the reception noticeboard.

 

  • Waste Disposal and Recycling

All waste is the Camp Organisers/ Leaders responsibility and should always be bagged and either placed in the 2 red large bins (in black bags) by the main gate, or if recyclables, (plastics, paper and cans)  placed in the green large bin (in clear bags) also by the main gate. There is a limited recycling bin area by the George Smith Centre for personal disposal of litter.

If groups are carrying out large projects which generate a lot of rubbish, we would expect them to take home much of their waste. Also, we do not have the facilities for recycling glass, and it should also be removed and disposed away from site.

Everyone can do their bit, so why not, for instant, task your section to think about ways to reduce packaging when cooking at your next camp. Some things could include buying items without plastic packaging, using food containers or eco-wraps. 

Leave No Trace.

 

  • Other Environmental Issues

We have a continual programme of removing nettles, thistles, ragwort and other noxious weeds from site and ask for the help of all campers with this too. We also have a specific project set up with an environmental agency in regards to the removal of skunk cabbage, which is located below the sand dune area.

 

We are always checking that our waste water and water courses are pollutant free, ensuring our septic systems are totally efficient and the water released from the septic tanks is clean and pure. Campers can help enormously by, for instance, only bringing organic detergents for washing up, and ensuring inorganic cleaning materials such as bleach are not used on site. 

Leave No Trace

 

  • Car Parking

Visitors on site should always park and drop off/pick up in the top (field) car park when it's open on busy weekends. The track to the bottom car park can get very congested and should only be used for vehicles dropping off and picking up heavy equipment and those required for emergencies.

 

  • Activities

The many activities on offer are provided by our small group of volunteer instructors when they can make themselves available. 

Regrettably, we can't always guarantee these instructors will be available for every booking, and on occasions, some sessions could be cancelled at short notice.  

Many Groups find it beneficial to have their own qualified instructors in order to guarantee these activities being available at their camp or visit.

 

  • Nesting Birds

Currently, we have numerous nesting birds in the site, and Leaders need to ensure that all users act responsibily and keep well away from their nests.

In particular, our oystercatchers have ground nests around the G A Smith Centre which are vulnarable to being disturbed.

Birds may abandon their eggs, or even their young when rearing if they are disturbed and distressed. 

Please remember that all wild birds in the UK are protected under the Wildlife and Countrysde Act 1981.

 

 

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