18th April 2018
The Land Trust is delighted to announce that Wellesley Woodlands will receive a visit from the MP for Aldershot, Leo Docherty, on Friday 20 April.
Docherty, who was elected MP for the area at last year’s General Election, is a former British Army Officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He will be given a tour of the Woodlands and meet members of the local community, before scattering seeds on the site as part of the Ribbon of Poppies initiative which has seen poppies sown across the country to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Alan Carter, Director of Portfolio Management for the Land Trust, said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Leo Docherty has agreed to visit our site at Wellesley Woodlands. Since the Land Trust took over management of the site in 2014, we have made significant progress in turning the area into a green space that benefits local residents, communities and wildlife.
“The Ribbon of Poppies project is a wonderful initiative that pays tribute to all those who served in the First World War and I’m honoured that the Land Trust and Mr Docherty can pay tribute in such a way.”
Wellesley Woodlands forms part of Wellesley, an exciting development of 3,850 new homes being delivered by Grainger plc on former Garrison land in Aldershot. The woodlands is a collection of natural areas brimming with wildlife, lush greenery and a network of footpaths on former Ministry of Defence training land.
The Land Trust is working in partnership with Grainger to achieve their vision of a site that provides beautiful green open spaces that will benefit local people and wildlife.
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