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A WORKSHOP will be held to brainstorm ideas for sculptures along a countryside path.

People in Rowlands Castle, Finchdean and Chalton are being invited to the workshop, which is being hosted by the 2nd Rowlands Castle Guides and Brownies.

As reported, 20 intricately-carved sculptures will be placed along the Shipwrights Way – a 55-mile path that opened last year.

Artist Richard Perry has been commissioned to work with communities along the path to create the £50,000 trail.

The route starts in Alice Holt forest – a dense woodland that was used to provide timber for Portsmouth’s shipbuilding industry centuries ago – and travels through East Hampshire and Havant before finishing in Portsmouth.

The Rowlands Castle workshop is to gather ideas for one or two sculptures planned for that area. More workshops are planned for other areas.

Jane Beveridge, Guider at 2nd Rowlands Castle Guides and Brownies, said: ‘This workshop is an opportunity to find out more and to put forward ideas for possible sculptures near Rowlands Castle.’

The event takes place on December 13 at 5.30pm at the Guide HQ in Uplands Road.