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Christmas Trees in the Churchyard

Bringing some cheer to Capel, the churchyard will again be aglow with Christmas trees this year. Members are welcome to come and assist decorate, at a social distance of course, between 9 – 10 am on Saturday 5 December.

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Litter Pick

Thank you to all those who chose to take their daily exercise litter picking last Saturday! Our regular army of litter pickers turned out and filled just 18 bags with rubbish. This was a vast improvement on the 40+ bags collected in September. Here’s hoping this trend continues downwards.

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Litter Pick

Do please come and join the team for another village litter pick 10.30 Saturday 7th November gathering in Capel Memorial Hall car park. Remember to wear suitable footwear and gloves. We aim to finish by noon.

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AGM

Our Annual General Meeting, scheduled for 10th November, will not now be taking place. The relevant reports can be viewed by clicking here. Should you have any comments or queries please contact our Chairman, preferably by email. Thank you.

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Lockdown Flower Show

We are pleased to announce the results of our Lockdown Flower Show. Many thanks to all who participated and congratulations to our winners in the following categories: Mixed Herbaceous bed or border: 1st Barbara Gowlland; 2nd Alison Jermyn Kitchen garden, bed or equivalent: Joint 1st Judy Cranham and Alison Jermyn; 2nd Paul Styles Patio garden: 1st Belinda Hood; 2nd Paul Continue Reading →

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Record Breaking Potato Crop

More photos in the Gallery    

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Allotment Competition Results

The Capel Show Committee was so disappointed not to be able to hold our wonderful annual show this year but the standard of the allotments that we have just judged lifted our spirits enormously. The judges were unable to remember such a high overall standard. The Capel Recreation Ground allotments in particular looked spectacular; they were an absolute pleasure to Continue Reading →

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Help the Gardener’s Charity, Perennial

This worthwhile charity has organised an online gardening competition. Details can be found on their website at https://perennial.org.uk/home/how-you-can-help/gardening-competition/ This competition involves sending in photos of your garden with a £5 entry fee to fulfil one of the 10 different categories. These will be judged by a panel of well-known gardeners and you could win a £250 garden hamper.

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CHS Summer Show

Each year since 1893 an annual Flower Show has been held in Capel. Only the war years prevented it taking place (1940-46). This spring we have been fighting a different battle altogether and it looks as though we shall be doing so for some time to come. In line with current government guidance, and with the well-being of our local Continue Reading →

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Virtual Garden Tours

How we all love to visit beautiful gardens and how very much we are missing those spring outings just now. The National Gardens Scheme have posted some virtual garden tours on their website and delightful they are too.  So, put on the kettle, make a cup of tea (and risk a slice of cake even) whilst settling down to view Continue Reading →

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