View of the Capel-le-Ferne shoreline

March 2010 News Archives

Warden's Rambles - April 2010


The Easter holidays are upon us and it’s nice to be slightly warmer on my rambles. There will be an Easter Egg hunt in the park area during the morning of the 6th April, registration will be at the farmers market on the day so get your bonnet on and join in!

I have spoken to our new Countryside Access Warden who is walking the public rights of way reporting faults and replacing directional arrows and path identification plates. He is happy to look at faults reported by Capel residents, you can report by calling 0845 3450210 or by emailing CAS[email protected].
If becoming a Countryside Access Warden sounds like a volunteer opportunity for you there are vacancies available, the same contact details apply.

Waste collector vans

A number of flat backed vans have been seen cruising the village looking for scrap metals and other items. If you allow contractors to take your items without ensuring they have the correct waste carriers licence and they are subsequently found to be carrying or fly tipping your waste YOU are likely to be held responsible and face fines for environmental crimes. (this HAS happened locally).

If it is possible and safe to do so please take the vehicle registration, time and any descriptions and I will forward it to Kent trading standards for verification.


The absence of the white blanket has highlighted areas of the village that could do with a clear up. I am talking to Dover and Shepway councils to highlight certain areas and recognise the hard work of our local litter pickers but if there is an area you would like seen improved in some way please let me know and I will follow it up with the Clean Kent agency and maybe some volunteers.


Unfortunately some Capel residents are still losing various ornamental garden items. It would be a good idea to mark the bases of figures and pots with your post code and house number so items can be identified as stolen and returned to you if recovered. You would be surprised by the amount of equipment recovered by Kent Police but not claimed and items suspected to be stolen but not marked making it difficult to prove and make an arrest.

Neighbourhood Watch

Police are looking for a small orange V registered car and a red R registered Ford in connection with activities in rural areas during the day. Please contact Kent Police directly if you have suspicions about cars matching these descriptions. If you register with NHW they will keep you informed of trends and crimes happening in your area quickly and in a format that suits you. Contact 01304 218152

Any comments concerning the village can be raised on the numbers below.

Paul James – Kent Community Warden 07977 981994

Gretel Stevens – Police Community Support Officer 07772 226209

Neighbourhood Watch 01304 218152

Kent Police:

- For all non-urgent incidents or enquiries, call 01622 690690

- If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, call 999

- For the deaf/speech impaired, text ‘Police’ and your message to 60066

- For news, advice or details of your neighbourhood officer, visit


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Warden's Rambles - March 2010


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