Saturday, January 28, 2017
Deal With It - HooHaa Saturday 28th Jan
Thank you to everyone who came to our annual gathering - the HooHaa - on Saturday. Great to see everyone.
Deal With It - Transition Deal is in pretty good shape - we had a good year raising funds for our activities thanks to Deal Folk by the Sea, School and Adrian & Sue Sullivan's Open Garden last June. We are very grateful to them for their support.
It has allowed us to buy flags and pickers for our beach cleans, flag for DWI and fund things like the Transition Supper and launching the Deal Hop Farm.
We have had busy year with holding 8 beach cleans, involving some 176 volunteers with over 300 volunteer hours and some 420kgs collected. We held three Seedy Saturday's and a Winter Solstice celebration.
Meetings on Climate Change conference at the end of 2015, worked with Kent Wildlife Trust on their Guardians of Deep project, we supported DDC's Youth volunteer week and Coastal Towns Group. We had stalls at the Smugglers Festival on Walmer Green.
We had a Transition Supper with inspirational speaker Naresh Giangrande from Totnes Transition. This inspired us to look at a community hop growing/brewing project and a repairs cafe for 2017.
Locally our colleagues in Dover Transition have been a welcome addition to the district and we are developing good contact with new Transition Hub in London & SE.
2017 has already started well with a film show of the french film Demain, Beach clean and launch of the Deal Hop Farm...