Andrew’s walk kicks off Save Capel’s push for donations

Sep 16, 2020

On a warm August bank holiday, Andrew Stanley walked the Capel Parish boundary to raise funds for our campaign against the Borough Council’s plans to build over 4000 houses on Capel. Not one lap, but two!

“The 33 miles was a considerable challenge,” Andrew said. “But I was pleased to be joined by my brother Kim which meant that we could encourage each other.”

Andrew suffered nasty blisters at around 25 miles but managed to complete the walk, the brothers even jogging the last mile and a half to get to the Dovecote Inn on Alder’s Road, where several supporters had gathered to welcome our heroes back with a cold beer. Andrew told us the applause, and the beer, and the funds raised, made the effort more than worthwhile.

“Large sums will be required to fight the Council’s proposals that will remove ‘rural’ from the Parish description,” said Andrew. “So, I would like to thank everyone who donated because you are really making a difference to Save Capel’s ability to challenge this ill-conceived plan.”

Andrew’s walk raised the incredible sum of £2,227 towards Save Capel’s fighting fund. That’s a fantastic total. Well done, Andrew! Huge thanks. Your walk set the donations off and running!


We will need more funds if we are to challenge the destruction of Capel successfully, so it’s not too late to donate if you haven’t done so already. And if you have, please help us spread the word to others who see the destruction of swathes of prime countryside as something that must be stopped.

Your donation could make the difference. Please help us Save Capel

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We stand with @CPRE against government attempts to deregulate planning – will you join me? https://t.co/i7ruDLAnGH

If you are encouraged by Andrew Stanley's walk to Save Capel this weekend ( it's not too late to donate 😜 https://t.co/EyKobx690o)
we can recommend James Pavlou's website - https://t.co/CM0Zn5E0IG . James has outlined some fabulous walks around the local area, including Capel. https://t.co/nXcvviE3I6

ENTER THE SAVE CAPEL PHOTO COMPETITION: Deadline extended to 31 Aug. We are looking for images that demonstrate what is special about the parish of Capel and show what we want to preserve and protect. Find out more https://t.co/ovBNb0PwLp

Please support Andrew Stanley who is walking the Capel Parish boundary twice on 31 Aug to raise awareness of Capel’s plight. You can donate to support him and help @savecapel fight TWBC’s plan to build over 100s of acres of greenbelt land in the parish https://t.co/gWGAYlDxFP

A new @savecapel banner has been fitted at the #Tudeley bus stop. More will follow in preparation for the next stage of the fight to get @TWellsCouncil to see sense about the inclusion of 4,000+ new dwellings in Capel in it's Draft Local Plan. Help us! https://t.co/dyhE0DE8EB https://t.co/sHfICEqxq6 SaveCapel photo