Wednesday, January 5, 2022

#PickDealClean Stats for 2021

Well done to all the volunteers for their hard work

PickDealClean only formally started in April !

Saturday, January 1, 2022

New Year Day's Beach Clean 1/1/2022

Thank you to our nearly 60 volunteers on todays Community Beach Clean who got 2022 off to a good start - 12 full bags of rubbish collected.

Big thanks to our organising volunteers - Lucy, Rose, Sonja, Vicki, Charles & Steve

In 2021 we managed to do 9 community cleans with about 166kgs collected with 549 volunteer hours

We are still awaiting details for the February clean date.

Happy New Year everyone

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Orchard Progress at the Captains Garden


Garden and Orchard in 1872

Just a quick Xmas update on our plans for the orchard at the Captain's Garden @ Deal Castle. 

We been very lucky to have been working with Brogdale, the home of the national fruit collection, to design the orchard and pick for us interesting varieties which will thrive at the garden. 

They have selected some 65 different varieties for us with lovely names like Chorister Boy, Laxton’s Fortune, Marjorie’s Seedling Plum and Neville Copeman just to name a few. 

The trees will be specially grafted & grown for us by Brogdale which great part of the story. 

We will be planting the first 35 trees in January, then in the spring we are building a Victorian stepover with 16 apples and pears and the remaining 69 trees will be delivered in December 2022 - in total there will be at least 120 trees

The design of the orchard follows the original garden layout from 1800s to 1872 and is part of the English Heritage's Conservation Statement for the Garden

We will be doing another post in January on our public planting day which people can get involved with. 

All this is possible because of our successful Crowdfunding Kent project in 2021 which raised £6500 from about 90 different individuals and local organisations including Deal Rotary Club, Inner Wheel Club of Deal and KCC.

Thank you again for your support in making this all happen in 2021 (+2022)

Have a great and safe Xmas

Captains Garden Community Garden Group


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Deal Town Plan Survey

The Deal Town Plan Survey has been running since 22nd November and will close at the end of the year.

We’re asking everyone in Deal to answer three questions to help shape the future of the town:
  • What's good about Deal?
  • What do you not like about Deal?
  • What could be done to make Deal even better?

It’s a time for giving and that third question is an opportunity for people to suggest a gift for Deal.

Everyone’s answers will contribute to the creation of a new plan for Deal. This will contain a series of actions derived from the survey, that the council will actively pursue, whether on its own or with partners such as Dover District Council or Kent County Council.

The Town Plan Survey, asking these three questions, is available at until the end of 2021. With just over a week to go we’re still keen to hear from as many people in Deal as possible.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Walmer Beach Clean Sunday 12th Dec 2021

Thank you to our 40 volunteers on today's Walmer Beach Clean - we picked about 15 bags of rubbish approx 25kgs.

Thanks to Pete and all at the Sea Cafe for hosting us and DDC for picking up the bags.

Our next community beach clean is on New Years Day at Deal Pier 10am

#PickDealClean # BeachCleans

Thursday, December 9, 2021

2.2 ton Apple Glean for Felix Project

Massive apple glean of 2.2tons for Felix and local east kent food charities.

Thank you to volunteers from Hythe and Deal (especially Lucy, Tim, Jill, Andrew, Elaine, Clair & Steve) plus Sue and Kate from The Felix Project

Thanks to David Bradley for hosting us again.

Our next apple glean is on Monday for Fareshare and again at Eastry contact for details


#gleaning #WeAreGleaners The Felix Project Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet

Thank you to Hythe Waitrose Customers


A massive thank you to the partners and customers at Hythe Waitrose who have donated £333 to support our activities

We already spend £180 of it on bags and gloves we need to enable our gleaning activities


Monday, November 29, 2021

Glean for Fareshare 29th Nov 2021


Thank you to our 15 volunteers on todays braeburn apple glean in eastry. 

Approx 850kgs going FareShare Kent and another 250kgs going to local food charities and schools. Big thanks to farmer David Bradley for hosting us today

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Double Glean 25th Nov 2021

Double glean today on two farms! 

We collected 552kgs of spuds and apples all going to local food charities. 

Thx to Jill, Linda, Elaine, Lucy, Clair & Steve and the Selson and Boundary Rd Farms for hosting us. 

Nice to meet Jo and Sheradon from BBC Countryfile Mag

Nxt one is monday for apples for the Fareshare Charity

Food going to 
Deal Age Uk 
Sandown School

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Glean for Felix 23rd Nov 2021

Thank you to our gleaning volunteers from Deal, Hythe and Felix at todays apple glean nr faversham. 

The team collected 820kgs for The Felix Project and a further 150kgs for local food charities.

Thanks to Newlands Farm for hosting us again

Our next apple glean is on Monday 29th Nov at 10am at Eastry.

Please let know if you want get involved

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sandown Community Beach Clean 21st Nov 2021


Thank you to our 40 volunteers on today's Sandown Castle Beach Clean - Lovely day if a bit windy :)

We collected about 15kgs of mainly small stuff today - lots of fishing line, assortment of cans and plastic bottles and the remains of a lorry tyre !

Our Xmas Community Beach Clean will be on Sunday 12th December on Walmer Beach meeting point Sea Cafe at 10am. 
Mince Pies and pickers supplied :)

Please don suitable festive head wear

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Apple Glean 18th Nov 2021

Thank you to Katharine and all at Newlands Farm for hosting our apple glean today. ROBERT BOUCHER & SON

A joint glean between DealWithIt and Hythe Environmental Community Group (both are part of EastKent Gleaning Network) managed to collect over 2tons of lovely apples.

Our 800kgs is going to Our Kitchen Thanet, Sandwich Pantry , Dover Pantry, Dover Foodbank, Deal Foodbank , Age Uk Deal, Chequers Community Meals, Bechange Community Hub , Holbeam and Sandown Primary Schools

Thx to our Deal team of Jill, Andrew, Clair, Elieen,Tim & Steve #WeAreGleaners #lovedeal #gleaning

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Walmer Castle Beach Clean 31st October 2021


Thank you to our 15 volunteers on this afternoon's postponed beach clean at Walmer Castle Beach - about 20kgs collected in 8 full bags - including some unopened beer, a full set of DingBats and lot of bottles and cans.

Our next Community Beach Clean is Sunday 21st November at Sandown Castle end of Deal Beach 10am. #pickdealclean

Walmer Castle Beach Clean Postponed to 2pm today


Walmer Castle Beach Clean: Today 
Postponed due to forecast rain and wind.
We will now start at 2pm on the prom at Walmer Castle today

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Walmer Castle Beach Clean - Sunday 31st October 10am

The Next Deal With It Community Beach Clean is on Sunday 31st October at Walmer Castle Beach at 10am 

All welcome and equipment supplied - please bring gloves

remember the clocks change that weekend and that the car park on (Barrow Pit) Kingsdown Rd is chargable now

Monday, October 25, 2021

Apple Glean 25th October 2021

Around 920kgs of cox apples and pears collected on todays glean on eastry.

Most of it going to FareShare Kent plus Dover Pantry, Sandwich Pantry Bechange Community Hub Deal Age Uk. 

Many thanks to farmer David Bradley for hosting us and big thanks to our volunteers: Lucy, Lou, Sarah L, Sonja, Sarah G, Jill B, Clair, Joanne & Daughters, Jill K, Andrew, Elaine , Jayne & Steve