Very successful Beach Clean this month with over 70 volunteers plus a donation from the Landmark Ukulele Club of £200 towards new pickers… 60 people at the 3rd season launch meeting of Deal Hop Farm & so far nearly 40 new members plus we are supporting a new group in Hythe … lots happening at the Captain’s Garden and Deal Station Garden and a very successful Seedy Saturday
A number of supporters have been supporting the eXtinction Rebellion events and School Students Climate strikes in Canterbury – all trying to get the IPCC report of only 12 years to do something meaningful for climate change higher on the political agenda. A number of colleagues will be holding an open meeting at the Landmark Bar on 12th March and are supporting the Green Councillors motion to Dover District Council on 6th.
Tuesday 5th March Plastic Free Deal - Landmark Bar 6pm
Tuesday 5th March Captain’s Garden Community Garden @ Deal Castle - 10:30-12:00
Wednesday 6th Climate Emergency lobby & motion at Dover District Council 5:30pm-7:30pm Whitfield DDC (Organised by D&D Green Party/Cllrs)
Thursday 7th March - Captain’s Garden Community Garden @ Deal Castle - 10:30-12:00
Thursday 7th March – Deal Station Clean Up Crew – 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday 12th Deal Climate Emergency initial chat 5:30pm Landmark Bar
Saturday 16th March Deal Hop Farm Rhizome pick up Landmark Garden 10:30 to 12:30
Saturday 23rd March – Walmer Beach Clean – Sea Café 9:30am
Part of the UK wide – ‘Great British Spring Clean’
Sunday 24th March – Kingsdown Beach Clean – Zetland 10:30 to 12:30
Part of the UK wide – ‘Great British Spring Clean. Organised by Kingsdown Conservation Group
Monday 25th March – Dover Repair Café Biggin Hall Dover 5:30
Monday 1st April – Deal Station Garden 10am to 12 Deal Rail Station
Tuesday 2nd April - Captain’s Garden Community Garden @ Deal Castle - 10:30-12:00
Weds 3rd April Plastic Free Deal - Landmark Bar 6pm
Thursday 4th April - Captain’s Garden Community Garden @ Deal Castle - 10:30-12:00
Thursday 4th April – Deal Station Clean Up Crew – 4:30 to 5:30pm (1st Thursday of Month)
Sunday 14th April – Deal Beach Clean (Sandown Castle end) 9:30am
Part of Surfers Against Sewage ‘Big Spring Beach Clean’
Easter Monday 22nd April – Open Garden at the Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle
Sunday 28th April – Special Deal Beach Clean for World Scouting day
Monday 29th April – Dover Repair Café Biggin Hall Dover 5:30
Saturday 25th May – Spring Seedy Saturday 10:30 -12:30 Landmark Garden
Sunday 30th June – Landmark Garden National Garden Scheme (NGS)
Wednesday 31st July – Get Buzzing at Betteshanger County Park 11am to 3pm
2nd AGM of the Deal Hop Farm was held the Astor Theatre on Sunday.
42 sites / 52 people including colleagues from Hythe Hops our sister organisation in Hythe. Special thank you to Dr Peter Darby for his interesting talk on where our Prima Donna hops came from and managing the diseases and pests.
The launch of the third season starts in Feb ...
DHF will have stall at the Market of Green Ideas on the 2nd at the town hall and a launch meeting at the Lighthouse on the 7th at 6.30pm Plus stalls at Landmark on 10/23rd Feb and 2nd March
There was 50+ volunteers on the 'Cuddle Earth' ( a local Sandwich toy company which is supporting Surfers against Sewage) at a cold and windy Sandwich Bay today.
About 90kgs collected by the volunteers in about 1.30.
Thank you the Deal With It volunteers who helped run the event - Rose, Rosin, Wallace, John, Graham and Steve. Great to see many Guardians of the Deep there :)
The next Deal With It Beach Clean will be at Deal Pier on Sunday 24th February at 10am. This will part of the Marine Conservation Society's national survey of beaches so we will be logging what we find
It also our 12th Birthday in February ! Sunday 27th January – ‘Cuddle Earth’ Sandwich Bay Beach Clean 10am
We are supporting a local Sandwich Toy Company who wants to organise beach cleans at the bay as part of their support for Surfers Against Sewage charity.
Please tell the Toll Operatives you are here for ‘Cuddle Earth Beach Clean’ and you will not be charged for accessing the bay
Meeting on Princes Drive nr the first bin store on the beach - Its going to be cold so please dress toastie + bring a flask with a warm drink
Sunday 27th January – Deal Hop Farm AGM 6pm Astor Theatre Special guest speaker: Dr Peter Darby of Wye Hops/British Hop Association
Monday 28th January – Dover Repairs Cafe Biggin Hall, Biggin St Dover – 18:30 to 20:30
Thursday 7th February – Deal Hop Farm: 3rd Season Launch Meeting 6:30pm Lighthouse Pub, Strand (new 2019 membership form enclosed)
Saturday 2nd February – 'Deal Market of Green Ideas' (+Inc DWI HooHaa/AGM) Deal Town Hall 10:30 to 1pm Come to our 12yr Birthday Party ! Includes Deal With It AGM, Cakes + Tea, stalls on Beach Cleans, Deal Hop Farm, Station Garden, Captains Garden, Plastic Free Deal, Refill East Kent, Deal Forest, Landmark Garden, Guardians of Deep and Trees for Deal project.
Also some very interesting projects for 2019 on Deal Preserves Co-op, work on rare Kent moths with Butterfly Conservation Trust and supporting Cycle Friendly Deal
Thursday 7th February - Deal Station Clean Up Crew 2pm to 4pm
Thursday 15th February - Deal Station Clean planting 10am to Noonish
Saturday 23rd February – Seedy Saturday: Seed and plant swap Landmark Garden 10:30 to 12:30pm
Sunday 24th February – MCS Beach Clean Deal Pier 9.30am One of two annual Marine Conservation Society cleans where we log what we find.
Saturday 23rd March – Big Spring Clean Beach Clean – Walmer 9:30am Meet at Sea Café Sunday 14th April – Surfers Against Sewage ‘Big Spring Beach Clean’ Sandown Castle 9:30am
PLUS Our Regular weekly sessions at the Captain’s Garden are every Tuesday and Thursday 10am to Noonish – All Welcome. can be weather dependent
There will be an Extinction Rebellion event in Canterbury 11:00 Saturday 5th January 2019 near the Guildhall.
The event is part of the global protest at the lack of local, regional and national action to mitigate the causes of climate change. The rebellion objectives have been well documented in the media and perhaps you and some your group members have been participating in recent London action. The objectives are:
The Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens.
The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels.
A national Citizen’s Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.
Please do circulate this to your members to let them know about the event so that as many as possible Canterbury and surrounding areas environmentally concerned citizens can participate.
Together we hope to demonstrate the scale of our collective demand to have a new and bolder approach to tackling the causes of climate change
Deal With It working with English Heritage are trying to bring the buildings at the Captain's Garden back into use in 2019.
There are plans for a café in the Cottage and to make the Stable block into a community space / art exhibition area.
On Tuesday 8th Jan we will clearing the stable 10am to 2pm and volunteers are very welcome.
If you can make it please bring gloves / broom/ brush etc
This is part of our partnership with English Heritage to bring the full Garden back in use by the local community.
This work day will be one of a series to get the Stable into a condition that it can be used by the community. There will be a need for EH to do some minor building work to the ceiling and getting the toilet /kitchen operational again during the year.
The Space has electricity, later on water and hopefully WIFI once the Café in Cottage is operational.
We think the space has a lot of potential for community use; classes & meetings, exhibition space, workshop space. please drop us a line with ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
The garden team are there every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am to Noon. New volunteers very welcome
The idea for 2019 is to formalise the arrangements with English Heritage for the site by establishing a Community Interest Company (CIC) or similar, with the objective for this year to develop a master plan for the whole site which the wider community in Deal and Walmer can shape.
The site at the Captain's Garden is not a priority for English Heritage within their portfolio nor is it likely they will be able to fund any major development in the near future but they very supportive of our initiative and willing to work with us.
Thank you to our amazing 120 volunteers on our first community beach clean of 2019.
Over 75 kilos of rubbish picked up (21 kilos bottles + Cans, 1kg of plastic bottles all recycled) on a beautiful morning to be on our beach.
DDC had been out early to take most of the celebratory rubbish off the prom
Thanks to Deal With It Volunteers Vicky, Sonja, Rose, Paul, Graham, Mark, Nick & Steve for sorting stuff out, setup and pack away
Our next scheduled clean is on 24th Feb again at Deal Pier (this one is part of the national Marine Conservation Society's monitoring programme) plus we are supporting the 'Cuddle Earth' clean for Surfers Against Sewage on Sunday 27th January 10am Sandwich Bay (more details soon on this)
Great start to 2019 - Happy New Year Deal
Saturday 23rd March - Walmer Beach part of the National 'Big Spring Clean'
Cycle Friendly Deal invites you to a Gathering of local cyclists at the Town Hall
Following Deal Town Council’s successful bid for funding from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund, Cycle Friendly Deal is now up and running.
We are organising a Gathering for local cyclists
10.30am-12pm on Saturday 5th January
in the Chamber of Deal Town Hall.
We would be delighted if you could join us.
We would like as many local cyclists - and people who ride bikes but don’t call themselves “cyclists” - to come along to this get together on the first Saturday of 2019, as we need your help. To make this project as successful as possible we need The Knowledge. We hope that bringing local riders together will enable us to capture lots of valuable Deal cycling knowledge and an understanding of the issues Deal cyclists face.
At the Gathering, we will also share the latest project developments and be talking about ways that cyclists can directly help the project by undertaking surveys, sharing photos and videos, organising rides and events, and potentially establishing a new Deal Cycle Forum