A BEAVERS group in Yate were invited to Poole Court by Yate Town Council to be congratulated on the fantastic work they did in building a bug hotel.

The 1st Yate Beavers visited the council office to see a display of the Brinsham Ritz, a Bug Hotel recently built in Brinsham Park.

The Beavers helped build the hotel, which is positioned by the wildflower meadow and nature reserve, with the guidance of Tim Fairhead, Dodington Parish Councillor Paul Hulbert and Ian Dove.

The display in Poole Court showed design drawings by the Beavers and photographs taken when it was being built, along with a miniature model version of the hotel.

The group was delighted to meet Town Councillors and local chainsaw artist Andy O Neill who has since created a spectacular sign which is now attached to The Brinsham Ritz.

Councillor Karl Tomasin, Mayor and Chair of Yate Town Council, conducted a mini meeting with the beavers who made suggestions of how Yate could be improved.

Councillor Tomasin commented: “It was a pleasure to welcome the beavers of 1st Yate to Poole Court last week and to see the wonderful displays of their brilliant work.

“It was also interesting to hear what exciting ideas they had about Yate and how they would like to enhance the town and it’s public open spaces, given half a chance.”