A living room made up of other people’s throw-away furniture and household goods will welcome visitors to Bucks County Council’s marquee at the County Show at the end of the month.
They’ll be able to sit on re-used sofas for a cup of tea, even buy the furniture and take it home with them.
It’s all part of the authority’s drive to get people thinking about recycling furniture.
All the items on show come from the two ‘re-use’ charity shops run by South Bucks Hospice and FCC Environment at Bucks Household Waste and Recycling Centres.
Recycling and re-use is just one focus of the marquee, which aims to showcase its services.
Transport for Bucks will be there to show the range of its work, including the ‘We’re Working On It’ programme of £28m investment in the county’s roads.
Also in the marquee will be:
• A demonstration and tasting of healthy school dinners
• Children’s activities.
• A video booth, allowing visitors to capture videos and photos which will later be featured on the Council’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
• The Resilience Team’s model house illustrating hazards in the home and how to lower the risks.
• Thames Valley Police promoting its community messaging alert system for residents.
• The Green Park Outdoors climbing wall, for the more energetic.
• A mobile library parked nearby in which visitors will be welcome to browse.
County councillors will be on hand at times through the day to chat and answer questions.
Council chairman Carl Etholen said: “The county council touches the lives of every one of nearly half a million residents in Buckinghamshire. Meeting many of them at the county show and hearing what they have to say is very important to us”.
Bucks County Show takes place at Weedon Park showground, just off the A413 Buckingham Road, between Aylesbury and Whitchurch, on August 29.