Airedale have been nurturing their nature knowledge and putting their DIY skills into practise at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel this winter.
The children have tidied the hotel grounds as part of their environmental badge, conducted a nature and wildlife survey towards the cub ‘animal carer badge’ and have hand-crafted wooden bird boxes which have been installed by the cubs in the hotel grounds.
The partnership between 4th Airedale Cubs and Weetwood Hall was set up by Ian Patrick, owner of Sterling Joinery, a company that carries out various contracts for the hotel.
Lin Patrick, Cub Leader, said: “The cubs absolutely loved their time at Weetwood Hall – it provided a fantastic place for them to learn about nature and wildlife and we will definitely be returning next year to check on the new bird box residents. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with the hotel and carrying out further activities with their support.”
Michael Longstaff, General Manager at Weetwood Hall said: “We are delighted that we could offer the cubs a place to learn more about nature and the environment and thoroughly enjoyed working with them. We are looking forward to any future activities and to supporting them all we can.”
Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel in Leeds has been given the green light for its carbon footprint in an assessment by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK.
This latest accreditation follows two other recognitions for Weetwood Hall this summer including retaining a Gold status by Investors in People for transforming business performance through people and gaining a Green status as a Compliant Venue, demonstrating its investment in training and the relevance of Weetwood Hall’s facilities to meetings and events for the healthcare sector, both the highest accreditation for each award.
The latest recognition comes from an assessment which covers a range of areas including; energy and water efficiency, waste management and biodiversity from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Weetwood Hall has once again come out on top achieving a Gold, the highest status in the assessment, stating the facility showed a clear commitment and enthusiasm to ensuring the hotel can become as environmentally sustainable as possible with excellent utilities monitoring and a separate food waste collection service, showing its on-going environmental management.
Michael Longstaff, General Manager at Weetwood Hall said: “This summer Weetwood Hall has continued to be recognised for the measures that have been put in place to make it a first class hotel and conference facility for both our guests and members of the team. The latest accreditation is fantastic as we work to ensure the hotel is as environmentally sustainable as possible and achieving Gold shows the measures we have put in place are up to industry standard.”
Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel, Leeds has been reaccredited with the prestigious Gold status by Investors in People following a rigorous re-assessment of the Hotel and Conference facilities.
First awarded the status in 2010, Weetwood Hall was the only independent hotel in Yorkshire and having held the status for the past three years has just been reaccredited having exceeded the required standard in an assessment which tested Weetwood Hall in 168 areas.
Investors in people is the UK’s leading people management standard, specialising in transforming business performance through people. A total of 695 Gold accreditations have been awarded nationally with Weetwood Hall the only independent hotel in Yorkshire.
Michael Longstaff, General Manager at Weetwood Hall said: “We are delighted to have been reaccredited with this prestigious award. Weetwood Hall underwent a detailed assessment in which it exceeded the required standard to receive a Gold status. This accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the development and success of our people and the desire to continually improve and grow.”