View of the Capel-le-Ferne shoreline

October 2010 News Archives

Capel in WWI?

Can anyone help Margaret Baldwin? She writes:

I found my grandfather listed in Kellys street directory for 1913:-

William George Lee. Sub-postmaster. Shopkeeper & post office, Capel Street, Capel-le-Ferne.

I believe that like our local post office, the one in your village has now closed. I realise that it’s a long shot but I was hoping that someone in the village might possibly have a photograph of the building. William George Lee was in the First World War and died in 1915. I was told that my grandmother was forced to move away as they would not allow a woman to run the post office on her own !

Any useful information can be sent to the webmaster who will forward it to Margaret.


Posted by Webmaster on Oct 25, 2010

Warden's Rambles - November 2010

I would like to start by thanking the residents who have called and let me know of suspicious activity in the village this month. The more people who call the more comprehensive picture I can forward to the authorities and the more likely and more quickly remedial action can be taken. PCSO Stevens and I appreciate the time taken to alert us of your concerns. Keep ’em coming.

Halloween & Fireworks

PCSO Stevens and myself are planning to work on Halloween and Guy Fawkes should you need us.


There have been more duster sellers in the village with the story they have been young offenders and are raising money for courses. These people do not have the authority to sell at your door and if you buy from them you are more likely to be feeding an addiction and encouraging them to revisit the village where they could take advantage of the more vulnerable residents.

There have still been too many scrap vans collecting around the village and PCSO Stevens has dealt with some coincidental thefts of specific items. I have found numerous fly tips in the area this month and if you have let an unregistered waste carrier take your items you may find that you are liable for their irresponsible behaviour.

Crime Prevention

With the onset of the darker evenings it’s a good time to make sure outside security lighting is clean and working, also you could dig out those timer switches and set up some lighting to make it look as if someone’s at home (a high percentage of house breaks are attempted during the working day).

A locked shed/garage stops opportunists using your tools to break in to your home and keeps your garden equipment and bikes etc safe.


Please report anything suspicious to myself and/or the local police as soon as possible together with any times, descriptions and/or vehicle details if possible.

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

Stay Safe, P.J.


Posted by Webmaster on Oct 21, 2010

French Visit

On Saturday, 2 October, members of the twinning association were entertained by their French counterparts at the Estaminet restaurant in Inglevert, between Calais and Boulogne. A selection of photos of the event can be seen on the Oye Plage page.


Posted by Webmaster on Oct 05, 2010