In our unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability, we kindly request all our valued guests to embrace the following principles:
Energy Conservation: Over the last 18 months we have been looking at how we can reduce our impact upon the environment through reducing consumption of energy, in particular electricity. We conducted an audit of all the appliances used on site and replaced those that were deemed to be inefficient. We’ve also adjusted our practices by turning off as many items as possible while rooms are not in use. Please join us in conserving energy by turning off lights and appliances when not in use. For tips on how to reduce energy consumption at home, visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk.
Embrace Eco-Friendly Transportation: Consider leaving your car behind, even if only for a day. Explore the surroundings by walking, cycling, or utilizing public transportation.
- Cycling– Sefton council runs a cycle hire scheme. As of October 2023 a 4 hour buke hire is £6.00 and a day is £10.00. For more information please check out our digital leaflet about Cycle Hire.
- Train- We highly recommend using the train to visit Liverpool. Start your journey after 9:30am and purchase a day ticket for £5.80 (October 2023). The frequent and reliable service usually runs every 15 mins allowing you to avoid the hassle of car parking. For a small fee you can upgrade to a combined train and ferry travel so you can enjoy the Ferry Across the Mersey (compared to the £12 individual ferry ticket). For services to Liverpool please check out the Merseyrail website for more information. For services to Manchester and beyond please check out Northern Rail.
- Bus- Do you have a bus pass, you may be able to use it on Southport buses provided it has a red rose in the corner. Check with the bus driver for further information. The X2 operated by Stagecoach travels from Preston to Southport and then onto Liverpool. The main bus operator around Southport is Arriva. They operate buses to popular attractions such as Botanic Gardens in Churchtown.
Food and Your Carbon Impact: Food accounts for approximately a third of the the global carbon emissions. To help our guests make informed decisions about the food they eat and its carbon impact, we’ve listed the footprint of each dish on the menu. In order to reduce the footprint from the food we serve we’ve taken many steps. These steps can be found in our sustainable food story. We’ve recently introduced a plant-based menu with dishes that contain a lower carbon footprint than meat and dairy based dishes.
Support Local Businesses: By choosing to support locally-owned businesses, you play an active role in bolstering the local economy, ensuring that funds circulate within the community. This, in turn, paves the way for further investments in local services and enterprises, setting off a beneficial chain reaction. As a visitor to Southport, embracing the opportunity to dine at an independent, locally-owned restaurant or shop at an independent store enhances your experience, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the authentic essence of the town. Check out the Your Southport Facebook Page to see videos of some of the local shops, bars and restaurants.
Save paper: To save paper we have digitalized our Tourism Leaflets You can reduce your paper use through small changes. Do you require a receipt while out shopping or can you make paperless notes. If you have waste paper please use the recycle bins provided.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Let’s do our part in minimizing waste. Did you know that the UK discards enough rubbish daily to fill the Albert Hall? Together, we can make a difference. Please use the recycling bins provided in your room. If you have plastic bags, blister packs for pills, used batteries, bulbs or corks please bring them to reception so we can send them off for recycling.
Water Wisdom: We have taken steps at the Sunnyside to conserve water. All of our taps use aerators and toilets have dule flush. We ask that you use water thoughtfully and responsibly during your stay. Please try to reuse towels where you can and turn off taps while brushing your teeth.
Respect for Nature: Preserve the beauty of our local environment by refraining from littering and helping protect our indigenous wildlife. If you are heading to the beach please ask reception for a bin bag to bring back your rubbish. The Sefton Coastline is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and home some of the UK’s rarest species such as Sand Lizards, Dune Tiger Beatles and Natterjack Toads and extra care needs to be taken to ensure they are protected. Please check out this leaflet for more information.
Your commitment to these principles not only enhances your stay but also contributes to a more sustainable and harmonious world. Thank you for your cooperation.