Terry is back in Royston with a new campaign for the town to get behind

Terry Hutt

Terry Hutt - Credit: Archant

A veteran activist who continuously campaigned for the rights of the people of Royston before moving away last year, will be returning once more with a new campaign.

Terry Hutt, who moved away to live by the sea in September 2014, will be pitching up his stall at his old spot in Market Place and asking people to sign his petition to save an old Weston-super-Mare pier ‘that’s about to fall into the sea.’

The 80-year-old, who campaigned on issues such as public toilets, transport for the elderly and disabled access during his time in Royston, said: “I campaigned in Royston for many years. They will be surprised to see me back, putting my stall up. I’m sure people will only be too pleased. My old friends are putting me up during my stay.

“I miss Royston but I’ve made my home in Weston-super-Mare now.”

Terry has already managed to get about 44,000 signatures for his pier campaign. He spent so much time campaigning at Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition that people began calling him Banksy. A staunch royalist, Terry has over the years made headlines in the national news for his commitment to the family.

He has twice camped outside St Mary’s Hospital dressed head to toe in Union Jack attire for days for the birth of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. While waiting for Kate to give birth to Charlotte outside the Lindo Wing earlier this year, Terry turned 80 and was handed ‘about 15 cakes’ from the likes of Hello and OK magazine, as well as from the Duke and Duchess themselves.

Terry said: “I kept the Hello one and the Kate one, everybody had a dig in, the rest I gave to the homeless.”

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Terry will pitch up his stall next Saturday, November 7, in Market Place.

He will also be around the following day, and will take part in Remembrance Sunday celebrations in the town.

He added: “They’ll all be surprised to see me.”