MORE than 800 people have joined a Facebook campaign to allow a Rastafarian to keep living in a woodland in Booker.

Last week’s Bucks Free Press reported how Mykelti Nnjh Seunarayan, 23, is determined to keep his unconventional residence near High Heavens rubbish tip.

Mykelti, a former Cressex School pupil, says BBC Three Counties Radio visited his tent this week.

The BFP could not reach him by telephone this morning but he has posted messages on his campaign webpage thanking people for supporting him, adding: "To the haters, open ur eyes."

Buckinghamshire County Council is planning to build a waste transfer station at the site.

Officials from waste management firm Grundon, which owns the land, have written to Mykelti asking he vacate the property.

A spokesman for the company said: "Grundon Waste Management own land at High Heavens, the majority of which is leased to a local farmer.

"We were recently contacted by a local resident informing us that the woods within this landholding are being used for living accommodation and that a number of tents have been erected.

"Please note that Grundon are not involved with the current waste operations at High Heavens or the proposed new transfer facility, nor is the land in question required for that development.

"It is simply that in line with our policy to protect our property from trespass we have informed the person(s) that their occupation is not acceptable and have asked them to leave."