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Queen Guitarist In Dorset Tonight


2:51pm 11th February 2013

One of the world's most famous guitarists will be in Bere Regis today (Monday 11th February) but he's not here to perform; he's here to talk about the environment.

Queen legend Brian May is becoming known for his work in animal protection and conservation and he recently became the owner of a 155 acre site of land in the parish.

May's wants to start a woodland planting scheme, which is aimed to create a significant wildlife safe-haven and enhanced ecological habitat on a site to the southern side of  the village which was previously agricultural land.

To prepare for this, May is keen to hear from all local neighbours and stakeholders on his proposals and has invited all residents of the village to an open day on Monday 11th February at the Drax Hall, North Street, Bere Regis from 3.30pm onwards throughout the afternoon and early evening.  

May will join a formal meeting commencing at 7.00pm until 9.00pm to talk about his passion for this project  and the wide ranging benefits  his proposed woodland creation scheme, involving the gradual transformation of intensive agricultural land to woodland and wildlife reserve, will offer to local residents, which will include open responsible pedestrian access.
Woodland Planting Scheme Consultation

Monday February 11th, Drax Hall, North Street, Bere Regis, Dorset

3pm - 7pm:   Villagers are invited to view the proposal.
7pm - 9pm:   Formal presentation, UPM, the Forestry Commission and owner Dr Brian May.                

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