Drayton Manor ‘doing its bit’ for the planet

Saturday, 2nd May 2015

DRAYTON Manor Theme Park not only offers great family fun, but is also proud to be an eco-friendly organisation that purchases renewable energy to power the site.

The attraction, near Tamworth has signed up to the ‘Levy Exempt Power’ scheme with Haven Energy. The renewable power option is exempt from the Climate Change Levy (CCL) – a tax on energy delivered to non-domestic users in the UK – which makes it easier for businesses to be environmentally responsible.

To qualify for the scheme, organisations must purchase power generated from a renewable source which is accredited by a Levy Exemption Certificate. The power, supplied by Haven Energy’s parent company Drax Power, is generated from biomass, at no extra cost compared to standard electricity. This option has been designed specifically for customers that are committed to reducing the environmental impact of their business without increasing their electricity bills.

The beauty of using biomass – organic, plant-based materials such as wood-chips or pelletised straw – is that it is plentiful; in fact it is the world’s fourth largest energy resource. It is also renewable and sustainable over its entire lifecycle meaning that it delivers significant carbon savings.

The family-owned and run theme park is celebrating its 65th anniversary this season and has just entered into the third generation of family leadership.

The Bryan family has a rich and proud heritage at the park, which was opened by George Bryan OBE and his wife Vera in 1950. As such, they recognise the importance of taking care of the planet so that generations of families and thrill seekers can continue to enjoy the park for many years to come.

William Bryan, Managing Director of Drayton Manor Theme Park, said: “We are very proud of our history here at Drayton Manor Theme Park and are enjoying celebrating our 65th anniversary this season. As a family we understand that, in order to keep providing great family days out for generations to come we must do our bit to save energy and take our environmental responsibility seriously. By using renewable power in this way, we are able to save energy and therefore contribute to looking after our planet.”

The 2015 season runs until Sunday 1st November, closing with the 65th Anniversary Firework Spectacular over the last weekend. The park will also open its gates for its award-winning Magical Christmas experience on selected dates from Saturday 21st November to Thursday 31st December. Please note: the park will be closed to the general public on Sunday 13th September.

For further information about Drayton Manor Theme Park or to pre-book discounted entry tickets visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1960.
For information on the Levy Exempt scheme visit www.havenpower.com