Rosewell Centre

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How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

In particular guests are encouraged to support the local Bythams community shop which also has a small café or take away facility. The community shop makes use of volunteers which provides a much needed local social connection.
There is a second local shop at the Castle Inn. Both shops focus on locally supplied products.
Other local people may be asked to supply relevant services according to the guests choices.
Beauty therapy is partnered locally and other professionals in different exercise modalities.
Accommodation may be supplied by other local business if the requirements of guests exceed the possibilities at Rosewell.
Guests are asked to be polite and considerate to locals, especially after dark.
Strangers can be considered with suspicion in a small rural community.

Environmental responsibility

• Rosewellcentre retreats are not promoted with any printed brouchure – all promotion is online. • Rosewell centre makes use of photovoltaic electricity during daylight hours. Water is also boosted with solar energy. Lincolnshire has a recycling system in place which we follow. In addition we have effective composting here on site to manure the garden. Water management for the garden is achieved through collecting roof water. Sewage management is via a septic tank which is certificated by the environment agency. In addition the campsite has a composting toilet. In the summer the solar cooker can be used or demonstrated to interested guests. In winter the underground fridge which we built during lockdown saves us energy in keeping things cold.
• All guests are encouraged to re use towels. Paper towels are now provided in hand washing areas in accordance with government advice. These are then composted on site.
• Rosewell centre is partnered with Faith in Nature laundry products for non toxic washing product. Based in the UK they also offer recycling of their 5L plastic bottles via freepost.
• Guests are asked not to use spray deodorants or perfumes which pollute the indoor air space.
• Indoor plants are used for air detoxification and ventilation of rooms is regularly used.
• Depending on the accommodation choices that guests make and the time of year they are visiting, education on water management may be appropriate.
• Drinking water is provided from a reverse osmosis filter and this is recommended to guests in place of any purchased single use plastic bottled water.
• Air purification in the indoor exercise area can be used on days when the air quality is compromised for any guests with breathing difficulties. Air cooling is mechanical.
• Aromatherapy purification of indoor spaces is exercised regularly to deter insects and viruses.
• Guests may be asked to keep light to a minimum at night on the camp field and certainly encouraged to dispose of all waste appropriately. Dogs may be allowed to accompany their owners so long as removal of dog mess is 100%. In the countryside unrestrained dogs are sent to the dog warden and there is a fine in place to collect the dog. This protects local wildlife.
• Guests who require local walks will be provided with an appropriate map or a guide can be provided.
• Locallly there is walking in field and woodland owned and operated by Lincolnshire Trust, a charity which keeps the area open for public access. There are also public footpaths. The local ancient monument – the castle mound is not open for the public to roam. Other destinations which may require transport to visit can be suggested within a 10 mile radius. Rosewell Centre grows much of its own summer vegetables and autumn fruits without the use of pesticide, reducing packaging and food miles. One delivery per month of dry goods comes from a wholesale supplier and this is largely of organic quality. Bicycles or walking are used to visit the local community shop for any extra requirements In the spring vegetable deliveries come from a local organic supplier in Melton Mowbray.

Social responsibility

In particular guests are encouraged to support the local Bythams community shop which also has a small café or take away facility. The community shop makes use of volunteers which provides a much needed local social connection.
Guests are asked to be polite and considerate to locals, especially after dark.
Strangers can be considered with suspicion in a small rural community.