travel award for garden centre near Burnham-On-Sea
at Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll are celebrating this week
after hearing the garden centre has been recognised for its sustainable
Mark Horler, Deputy Manager, and Tracey Williams, Customer Service
Supervisor, accepted a Smarter Travel Management Award from Reggie
Tricker, Countywide Travel Planning Co-ordinator for Somerset
Mark said: "We are delighted to have been acknowledged for
our green travel credentials."
"We strive to make the garden centre as environmentally-friendly
as possible while still making it accessible to everyone, which
is why we have implemented a number of public services to help
people get to the garden centre."
"We offer a free bus service from Cheddar via Weston-super-Mare
every Thursday and there is also a bus that runs from Weston-super-Mare
twice every Tuesday for paying customers."
"As well as offering these services, staff at the garden
centre are encouraged to cycle to work. We provide a secure covered
area for their bikes. We also operate a car share scheme. General
Manager of the garden centre, Peter Burks and I car share."
Sanders Garden World was also praised for making a substantial
reduction in its delivery miles. The garden centre recorded a
reduction of 10.5% between April 2008 and April 2009, while simultaneously
increasing the delivery service it offers to customers.