Friday, November 2, 2018

Deal With It - November Update

  • Great turnout for our Walmer Castle Beach Clean with 60+ and 89 kilos collected inc 30kilos of recycables
  • Well done to the town in getting a Silver Gilt in the Britain in Bloom competition + Judges comments on how clean the beach was :)
  • Congratulations to Imogen and team at the Landmark for winning a Silver award for the Kent Wildlife Trust 'Wild Gardens award'
  • Deal Hop Farm has had it Oktoberfest Celebration with 160 people of its 2nd Harvest and the Bottled version of the Hopping M.A.D - Made Around Deal is appearing all around the town
  • DDC should be announcing very soon the installation of new compression bins around the Pier area
  • Deal Station Clean-Up Crew have meet with SE and National Rail about improving the station area

Saturday 3rd November - Seedy Saturday - Landmark Garden 11am to 1pm
As well as our usual seed and plant swap we will have our apple presses in operation making fresh apple juice from Ida apples gleaned from a farm nr Eastry.
  • Please bring a cup or container to taste/take some
  • We also have 20 small trees to give away a our response to the recent IPCC report on Climate Change
  • We have the Landmark Ukes playing for us
  • Plus usual plant/seed swap

Sunday 4th November - 1st Freewheeling Bicycle Ride Mikes Bikes/Cafe55 9am
Like Park Run for Bikes :)
Deal to Sandwich along the ancient highway for coffee and cake and back to Deal, SUNDAY 4th November. 
Meet 9am for 0915 depart from Mikes Bikes beach-hut. Café and toilets available.
The ‘Freewheeling’ idea is very simple: Guided, short, gentle, sociable group rides for people of all ages* capable of riding about 10 miles. No lycra required, any bicycle, electric or human powered suitable. Aim to be back for 1200hrs in time for Sunday lunches/family commitments, pub etc. Freewheeling rides are about ‘Smiles not Miles’, good company, a little exercise and plenty of fresh-air. It’s entirely up to us!
Coffee and cake stop at the halfway point is a must!
*Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent.
Whilst we appreciate that this is short-notice and that November is not the best time to start cycling rides, it allows us to plant a few seed and grow a core of participants as we head towards Springtime. Hopefully the idea will flourish, and by then a regular timetable of rides, routes and leaders will have been established.
Our Vision is to start generating more cycling activities for people of all ages, fitness, and ability who are not currently catered for my more ‘regular’ cycling clubs. Maybe you want to cycle further but are worried about traffic or punctures? Maybe you’d like company rather than cycling alone? Maybe you want to build fitness stamina or distance.

Tuesday 6th November - Deal Station Garden 11am-1pm 
Giving our planters some love to see them thru the winter

Tuesday 6th November - Plastic Free Deal meeting 6pm Dealability
Steering group meeting taking the campaign forward

Thursday 8th November - Deal Station Clean Up Crew 2pm to 4pm
Tidy up of Station and surrounding areas

Tuesday 13th November - Deal Station Garden group meetup - Salvation Bar (Landmark) 5pm
To discuss plans for planting 2019

Thursday 15th - Captain's Garden Group Meet up and supper 6:30pm
Chat about our first season and plans for next year - Gladstone Rd please email info@dealwithit.org.uk for details

Sunday 18th November - Beach Clean 9:30am Sandown Castle end of Beach
Equipment Supplied please dress for weather :)

Monday 19th November - Dover Repair Café Biggin Hall, Biggin St Dover 6:30pm
Monday 19th November - Deal With It Organisation meetp 5:30pm Salvation Bar Landmark - All welcome

Sunday 12th December - Xmas Beach Clean 10am Meet at Café 55 / Sea Scouts between Deal Castle and Paddling Pool
Xmas hats welcome  at our last community beach clean of 2018 Plus a free mince pies ….

Friday 21st December - Winter Solstice Celebration - Landmark Garden 5:30pm to 7pm
Mulled music, drink, food and company to celebrate what we have done and chase away the longest night 
We will decorate the garden with tea lights so please collect your spare jars

Tuesday 1st January - New Years Day Beach Clean 10:30am Deal Pier
Great way to start 2019 and apparently a great hang-over cure :)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Deal Seedy Saturday - Applefest! 3rd Nov from 11am

We have a lot of Ida Apples (old english variety) from the Glean last monday at Farm near Eastry as part of Feedback food charity National gleans ... You are very welcome to come down to make or try some real apple juice

Plus we are giving away a number of small trees as a small practical step to address the IPCC report on Climate Change.  We have about 20 small trees: hawthorn, cobnut, ash, dogwood to give away all suitable for small gardens

We will have our usual Seed and Plant swap; So please bring something  to swap :)

We will also have the Landmark Uke Club playing for us

Please bring a cup or container for sampling the apple juice :)


Park Run for Bikes - The Sunday ‘DEAL FREEWHEELING RIDE’ trial run!

The Sunday ‘DEAL FREEWHEELING RIDE’ trial run!


Deal to Sandwich along the ancient highway for coffee and cake and back to Deal, SUNDAY 4th November. Meet 9am for 0915 depart from Mikes Bikes beach-hut. Café and toilets available.

In association with Mikes Bikes I would like to invite you to the prototype of our Sunday Morning Social ‘Freewheeling’ Rides.

The ‘Freewheeling’ idea is very simple: Guided, short, gentle, sociable group rides for people of all ages* capable of riding about 10 miles. No lycra required, any bicycle, electric or human powered suitable. Aim to be back for 1200hrs in time for Sunday lunches/family commitments, pub etc. Freewheeling rides are about ‘Smiles not Miles’, good company, a little exercise and plenty of fresh-air. It’s entirely up to us!

Coffee and cake stop at the halfway point is a must!

*Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent.

Whilst we appreciate that this is short-notice and that November is not the best time to start cycling rides, it allows us to plant a few seed and grow a core of participants as we head towards Springtime. Hopefully the idea will flourish, and by then a regular timetable of rides, routes and leaders will have been established.

Our Vision is to start generating more cycling activities for people of all ages, fitness, and ability who are not currently catered for my more ‘regular’ cycling clubs. Maybe you want to cycle further but are worried about traffic or punctures? Maybe you’d like company rather than cycling alone? Maybe you want to build fitness stamina or distance.

If this appeals to you and any friends, it would be great to meet you on Sunday morning, and we’ll see how it goes! Any thoughts, questions or ideas, please post them on Mikes Bikes fb page.

Freewheeling – it’s all about people.