A Bug Hotel has been built in a park in Yate.

First Yate Beavers were invited to help build the Hotel, which they have named the ‘Brinsham Ritz’.

The Beavers worked very hard to fill the structure with a variety of materials, including bricks, sticks and roofing materials.

Yate Town Council held an event in Brinsham Park to build and open the Bug Hotel last Thursday.

A First World War commemorative seat and wildflower meadow strips were also unveiled.

The bench features the outline of soldiers, a Lancaster bomber, a map of Europe and a white dove.

Next year there will be a sea of red poppies behind the bench. The wildflower meadow strips were planted to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War last year.

The hotel was funded by Yate and Dodington South Gloucestershire Council Member Awarded Funding (MAF) and the structure was designed by local contractor Chris Belcher. Dodington Parish Councillor Paul Hulbert, a member of Wapley Bushes Conservation Group came along with Tim Fairhead and talked to the Beavers about the importance of providing an environment in which insects can thrive.

Councillor Chris Willmore commented: “The Beavers have really transformed this area, working with the Friends of the Park and Town Council.

"They have sown wild flowers earlier in the summer and built a fantastic bug hotel, officially named Brinsham Ritz by them. We are incredibly proud of the way they join in and enjoy making a difference.”