Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Trust Unveiling, Capel Le Ferne, 26th August, 2013
Capel-le-Ferne enjoyed a ‘Field Day’ on Monday 26th August to celebrate the village obtaining Queen Elizabeth II ‘Fields in Trust’ status for its outdoor recreational grounds. The QE II Fields Challenge was set up in 2012 to create a permanent legacy to honour HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and 67 fields in Kent were nominated for an award, which ensures that open spaces will always remain freely available for communities to use for sport, play and recreation. Capel-le-Ferne is very proud to have achieved ‘Fields in Trust’ status, and an impressive plaque to mark this award was unveiled at the entrance to the village field by Ros McCarthy DL, assisted by Sue Nicholas, Chairman of Dover District Council.
The Capel community has already raised enough money to provide outdoor gym equipment and a skate-park for this field, and it is now continuing to work hard to obtain a zip-wire and petanque courts so that the Queen’s Jubilee legacy can be fully used and appreciated by everyone in the village.