The Lookout from Ladram – September 2019

We can hardly believe Summer has been and gone already!

Highlights of Summer 2019 include welcoming Exeter Chiefs and Exeter City Football Club to Ladram Bay for team training days – we look forward to supporting the Exeter Chiefs players in Japan at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

We’re delighted to have been a part of the recent local project to create a special place in Otterton to remember the local servicemen lost in the First World War. Now that both the young Oak tree and circular bench have been planted & installed within the Stantyway Recreation ground we’re certain this delightful spot will be enjoyed by many for years to come.

Planning is now well underway for season 2020 and will include the installation of new solar panels in the winter to lessen our carbon footprint. These will be fitted to our key facility buildings and it is estimated will save a predicted 171 tonnes/year of CO2! 

After our recent marine wildlife visitors we’re all focussed to do our bit to protect our beach and bay to allow maximum enjoyment for all. Introducing the newest on-park green initiative our One Ton Plastic Challenge. Help us hit our target of plastic collected from the beach and kindly deposit the waste within the large bin adjacent to our new sign on the slipway. 

The Three Rocks 

Great to hear so much positive response from you regarding our specials this year – the Sea Bass dishes and Pizzas have proven especially popular. We’ll soon be busy reviewing this year’s menu and bar stock, so please continue to share feedback and suggestions with the team. With this in mind, we are running a competition for a new addition to our 2020 menu. The winning suggestion will be placed on next year’s menu and the winner will have their first meal of the season on us (T+C’s apply). Please send any of your ideas to Kayleigh and Matt (kayleighwilliams@ladrambay.co.uk).

Opening Times Shack, Shop & Coast

Opening times from September until October Half term will be as follows; 

Shop:
Sunday – Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday & Saturday 8am – 7pm

Shack:
Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
Weekends 9am – 5pm

Coast Takeaway:
Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm
(Closed Wednesday)
Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm
Gluten Free Menu served Mon, Thurs & Sun. 

Sales

We were delighted to hold a very successful Lodge open day on Sunday 25th August with prosecco, canapes and many laughs. 

The weather was absolutely fantastic and really highlighted the benefits & lifestyle available as a Ladram owner. Missed out on the tour? Simply call the Team on 01395 568761 to book or pop in and book an appointment. With only three remaining lodges, boasting up to a 40-year tenancy on Portland view, if you’re considering Holiday Home ownership don’t miss out!

Entertainment

After a very successful summer, it has come to that time where Autumn preparations begin. We have some exciting acts to look forward to, such as:

21st September: Complete Madness
5th October: Jukebox 3
26th October: Dave Can’t Dance

Finals weekend will also be upon us from Friday 4th October – we are excited to welcome everyone back to compete in their events. It is sure to be a fun packed weekend. 

To conclude the year, we have a spook-tacular Halloween family fun programme lined up. We will be theming all our family activities from Zombie chocolate party to Trick or Treat and hope that we’ll see many of you joining in. Keep your eyes peeled for Halloween updates. 

Team Stars

Always keen to acknowledge our #Teamstars of the month, the last few month’s superstars are as follows;

April – Evelyn (Housekeeping) 
Continually raising the game and setting Housekeeping standards high for all team to reach & exceed. Offering continued support to the management team.

May – Allan (Maintenance)
Often an unsung hero, Allan’s expert wide knowledge and dedication to both Ladram Bay & supporting the Maintenance & Sales teams especially has been invaluable.

June – Marie (Marketing & Design)
Proving to be a superb new addition to our team, her design skills have enhanced all areas of the park. Incredibly efficient, positive and a pleasure to work with.

July – Karen (Accounts)
Has adapted wonderfully transferring to the accounts team this season, to recent staffing changes & increased workload. Always dedicated and often going ‘above and beyond’ to cope with the demand of the business.

August – John (Maintenance)
As a consistently high-performer and dedicated team player within our Maintenance department his positive nature and multi-skilled talents have been recognised. Ever-dependable John is always available to turn his hand to all tasks.