Members of Bude-Stratton Town Council are hoping to do their part to turn the town green with new “living roof bus shelters”. 

The council’s latest initiative within their green journey hopes to take everyday structures and turn them into a live environment for wildlife. 

Speaking about this new initiative, a spokesperson from Bude-Stratton Town Council said: “These Living Roof shelters are set to create a greener and more biodiverse environment in a structure that’s often overlooked as a space that can be used in a more environmentally friendly way.” 

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the shelters are created using recycled materials in an effort to keep them as sustainable as possible. 

The green roofs attract a wide array of beneficial insects and bees, providing a welcoming habitat for them to thrive, which ultimately supports the local ecosystem. 

Deputy mayor for Bude-Stratton, Cllr Philippa Purchase voiced her enthusiasm stating, “As joint Lead Councillor for the Environment, I’m delighted with the agreement between the council and Fernbank to provide living green roofs on all of the bus stops that Fernbank manage in the town. 

“Living green roofs provide extra habitats for insects and birds to live and feed and they reduce the amount of rainwater entering the drainage system. They also help to reduce the amount of air pollution in the environment and absorb greenhouse gases. 

“This means that these roofs are contributing to Bude-Stratton Town Council delivering its commitment to being carbon net-zero by 2030. 

“The green roofs are going to be maintained by Fernbank and have been installed at no cost to Bude-Stratton Town Council”.