Environment, Sustainability and Conservation

The estate has been the recipient of three Maldon District Council Conservation and Design awards for Sustainability to date. The first in Dec 2010 winner for the installation of the biomass boiler and highly commended in 2011 with the Construction of the Cookery School along with the overall winner of the 2011 Maldon District Council Building Conservation Award for our restoration of the Hermitage.

The estate is fully engaged with a number of stakeholders in achieving our stewardship goals. We are committed to increasing public access to Braxted Park, particularly to promote the education of young and urban-based people about the value that country estates such as ours contribute to society.

Initiatives include visits to Braxted Park by students from local schools and colleges, as well as heritage groups. We are incredibly proud of the educational opportunities we provide and welcome visits by prior arrangement.

We are also extremely active with charities, offering our venue and facilities to various good causes. These include golf days, charity balls, parish walks, open gardens and tea days. In addition, the venue is often hired on a commercial but subsidised basis, by charities that raise substantial sums through their events.