Fullards Farm Green Policy

We seek to live a responsible lifestyle in order to reduce our impact on the environment and to extend the same values to the way we run the B&B, without compromising our guest's experience.

We have been assessed by the Green Business Tourism Scheme and are delighted to have been given a Gold Award following their accreditation assessment which is based on 150 grading criteria. This is an ongoing process with goals of legal compliance, pollution prevention and continual environmental improvement. Below is a brief alphabetical summary of what we are currently doing.

Buildings

Energy Usage

Fairtrade

Housekeeping

Landscape Management

Please see the Farm page for more details of our environmental activities on the farm.

OS maps, a Woodhurst walks leaflet and other East Anglian walks booklets are either included within the welcome folders or available to borrow from the bookshelf in the entrance hall should you wish to get your boots on and enjoy the local scenery.

Local Community

Both Neil and Annabel are very active within the village, Neil is treasurer to the Church and a Parish Councillor, Annabel is secretary to the Village Hall Committee. We host the Woodhurst Feast Week cream teas event and help set up and run various other events within Feast Week followed by the Harvest Supper raffle of promises and a pensioners Christmas lunch in the village hall.

Produce

Recycling

Transport

Unfortunately there is very little public transport serving Woodhurst but bus timetables can be provided upon request. Nearby St Ives does have an efficient bus service to Cambridge and Huntingdon including the recently opened Cambridge Park & Ride/Guided Busway (see The Guided Busway. There is a mainline train service at Huntingdon (East Coast Mainline) which runs to London Kings Cross and Peterborough. An up to date timetable can be supplied upon request or can be accessed at www.nationalrail.co.uk. Secure bike storage can be provided.

Toiletries

We are pleased to stock toiletries made by Boxworth Botanicals who are based 11.5 miles away and have produced for us lovely shower gel, shampoo, soap and a body lotion. Boxworth Botanicals products contain 100% organic essential oils, are free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS, SLES and lanolin and they are not tested on animals. There is more information about Angela and Rod's range at Boxworth Botanicals. The shower gel and body lotion are supplied in large pump dispensers to save on packaging waste.

Water

Our mains water supply is metered and we ensure that we review the readings to assess whether any further savings can be effected. We have sought to reduce water consumption through our linen policy and the installation of water conserving dual flush systems on the WC cisterns in the new bathrooms. Roof water is collected in water butts for garden watering.

FULLARDS FARM RESPONSIBLE GUEST CHARTER

We are working to make our home and business as environmentally friendly as we are able to but you can also help. You can reduce your impact on the environment by making choices both whilst you are staying as our guests and also at your own home. Here are some ways that you can help:

Conserving Energy

Reduce energy usage by switching off lights and closing windows if the heating is on. The Energy Saving Trust provides information and advice on what you can do at home.

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

Give the Car a Rest

Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use public transport. We can provide information on this, particularly for travelling into Cambridge on the new St Ives to Cambridge Guided Busway www.thebusway.info

www.sustrans.org.uk

Shop Local

Use local produce - it is amazing what you can find on your own doorstep. Try a farmers market or your nearest farm shop, ours is in the neighbouring village - www.johnsonsofoldhurst.co.uk

www.local-farmers-markets.co.uk

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Respect Nature and our/your Surroundings

We, like most farmers, put a lot of time in looking after our farm, footpaths and local area. Please bin your rubbish and use footpaths and bridleways responsibly. You can see what we are up to on our blog on our website at Fullards Farm Blog

Support Green Businesses

There are thousands of businesses comprising places to stay and visitor attractions in the UK working to reduce their carbon footprint through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Businesses are assessed and accredited with Bronze, Silver or Gold awards for their efforts to be more sustainable more information is available from Green Business


Fullards Farm, Woodhurst, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 3BW

Telephone: +44 (0)1487 824356 Fax: +44 (0)1487 822582

Email: enquiries@fullardsfarm.co.uk