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BDS AGM 2019

BDS AGM 2019

British Deer Society 2019 AGM Weekend - 11th / 12th May 2019

Hosted by our East Anglia branch.

East Anglia branch will kindly be hosting the AGM weekend with accommodation based at The Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry hotel, the only hotel on the River Cam, where the Saturday evening dinner and Sunday’s AGM will be taking place.

Saturday’s visit will be via coach from the hotel to the Euston Estate, Thetford with a morning option to visit Euston Hall, home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Grafton including tours of the Hall with its splendid art collection and the beautiful gardens. The estate is also home to fallow, muntjac, roe deer and transitory herds of Red Deer from the Breckland /Thetford woodland areas.

The branch will be running Saturday’s events in combination with their May range day at Euston so anyone wishing to, could spend part of their time on the range. The branch will be hosting a lunchtime barbeque for all before an afternoon walk with the Estate’s Stalker to hear about deer management and stalking on the estate and deer impact. For those who prefer there will be an afternoon opportunity to visit Elveden Courtyard to browse in its farm shop and maybe enjoy an afternoon cuppa.

Sunday morning at the hotel will start with an update on some of the Society’s sponsored research, followed by the Annual General Meeting and then a buffet lunch for those who require it.

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Agenda

Saturday 11th May 2019 estimated timings

09:15 Coach departs Cambridge Belfry
10:15  Arrive Euston Estate
10:30 Euston Hall (group 1) / garden visit (group 2)
11:30     Euston Hall (group 2) / garden visit (group 1)
12:45  Coach departs for barbeque lunch at the range
14:45 Meet Estate Stalker - deer management/deer impacts
(Alternative group option to depart for Elveden Courtyard via coach)
16:30  Coach return trip to Cambridge Belfry
17:30  Back at hotel
19:30  Welcome drink
19:45  Annual Dinner*

* Dress code: Smart casual/lounge suit/ jacket and tie.

Please state any special dietary requirements when booking. A bar will be open for drinks. Wine will be available to individually purchase by the bottle prior to taking your seat for dinner.

Sunday 12th May 2019

09:15 - 09:30 Coffee and Registration
09:45 Research updates
11:45 Society Annual General Meeting
12:45 - 14:00 Pre-booked sandwich buffet lunch

TRAVEL

The Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6BW, United Kingdom
TEL: +44-01954 714600

Directions from Birmingham/Midlands
Take Aston Expressway out of Birmingham city centre, onto the A38 to join M6 Jct6 towards London/M1. Continue until signs for A14 E and join the A14. Approx 34 miles at the roundabout Brampton Hut 2nd exit A14 to Cambridge/Felixstowe. A14 Jct 24 take A1198 to Royston, continue to next roundabout take 3rd exit A1198 to Royston, next roundabout 1st exit on A1198, next roundabout 2nd exit onto Ermine St S, next roundabout 1st onto A428. Continue and take the exit to Cambourne, roundabout take the 5th exit onto Cambourne Rd, roundabout take 1st exit, roundabout 1st exit onto Back Lane. The Hotel entrance is on the left 100m.

Directions from North A1
Continue south on the A1 until signs for A14 London E/Huntingdon/M11/Cambridge. Continue on the A14 Jct 24 take A1198 to Royston, continue to next roundabout take 3rd exit A1198 to Royston, next roundabout 1st exit on A1198, next roundabout 2nd exit onto Ermine St S, next roundabout 1st onto A428. Continue and take the exit to Cambourne, roundabout take the 5th exit onto Cambourne Rd, roundabout take 1st exit, roundabout 1st exit onto Back Lane. The Hotel entrance is on the left 100m.

Directions from Gatwick airport
M23 towards London, take M25 to Dartford, continue on M25 N to Dartford, through the Dartford Toll Tunnel, still continue on the M25 until Jct27 turn onto M11 north to Cambridge. M11 Jct13 exit onto A1303 towards Bedford A428, continue onto Madingley road, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A428 to Bedford. Take the exit to Cambourne, at the roundabout take 1st exit, then next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Back Lane. The Hotel entrance is on the left 100m.

ACCOMMODATION

A special group rate of £130.00 Single Occupancy or £165.00 Double Occupancy per night has been arranged at The Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry hotel, Cambridge. The accommodation is booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast rate. Please note this rate does include the Society Dinner for Saturday night accommodation.

To book, guests need to go to the Hilton Hotels website  www.cambridgebelfry.doubletreebyhilton.com and select the date(s) required and the number of guest(s) and click

**Special rate code.**

Enter the code GBDSA in the Group Code box and click Check Rooms & Rates. The site will return the rates. Follow the booking process accordingly.
Alternatively, call the central reservations team on 0800 028 0664, quote the code GBDSA and relay your requirements.

ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL END OF FRIDAY 12th APRIL 2019

Check-in is from 15:00. Check out 12:00.

The Visitor Information Centre  https://www.visitcambridge.org/ lists alternative accommodation.

Other accommodation
Heath Court Hotel http://www.bw-heathcourt.co.uk/
Rutland Arms https://therutlandarms.co.uk/
Premier Inn www.premierinn.com

Campsites and Caravan Parks in East Anglia https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/East_Anglia/