The insect hotel project has spread beyond the borders of our Central European group. A unique bug hotel has been created created at the Aston Clinton Recycling Centre by our UK colleagues as a part of the new contract celebration and it has been made entirely from items found on site.
John Downer, FCC Site Operative and budding Repair Café regular, built the bug hotel commenting: “It was a pleasure to build FCC’s first bug hotel as it will help conserve local insect life by providing much-needed shelter and protection during the harsh winter months. It will also be a great talking point when local schools visit for a tour of the recycling centre.”
In addition to the bug hotel at Aston Clinton Household Recycling Centre, a picnic area has also been created for school visits.
Bug hotels will be created at the other recycling centres by Men in Sheds Amersham – a charitable not-for-profit association which promotes men's health and wellbeing through social interaction and practical activity. The Men's Shed is a place where men can get together, join in activities, and talk about what's on their mind. It is a fully equipped workshop where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects such as the brilliant bug hotels.
More information on Buckinghamshire's Household Recycling Centres can be found on the council's website.