Saturday, March 18, 2023

Rosie Rechter


We have some very sad news to pass on – our friend, founder and driving force of Deal With It for many years – Rosie Rechter died last Sunday.

Her funeral will be on Sunday 2nd April 2023 in Wye at Noon – full details and how you can leave messages & photos in remembrance and remote streaming is at

We were due to have our DWI AGM that day.

We have decided to postpone that for now (but the #PickDealClean Litter pick of the ancient highway due that day will continue at 10am) and have a later opportunity to properly remember her enormous contribution to us, the local community and the planet.

Lots of love to Norman and all her family and to her many, many friends on this sad loss

Friday, March 3, 2023

Friends of Betteshanger Crowd Justice Appeal

A coalition of The Friends of Betteshanger, CPRE Kent, Kent Wildlife Trust and RSPB are working together to safeguard the future of Betteshanger Country Park and its protected species.

Today our new Crowd Justice Fund raising appeal was launched.

 PLEASE SHARE and if you are able to donate thank you so much.

Great British Spring Clean 2023 - Deal Events


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Thanet gleaning 23rd Feb 2023


Thx to Farmer Geoff Philpott for hosting our cabbage and potato glean today in Broadstairs.
Over 1/2 ton collected for local food charities & primary schools in Dover District and Thanet

Thanks to our local volunteers - Lucy, Sarah, Jill, Andrew, Tim & Steve.

Thanks to our gleaning colleagues in Hythe who passed on some extra cabbage

#Gleaning #WeAreGleaners 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Deal Hop Farm - Sandwich meeting Thursday 9th Feb 6:30pm


We have a special launch meeting in Sandwich on thursday 9th feb 6:30pm to celebrate the new Time & Tide Taphouse opening in delf Street.

We will do a brief overview of our community growing project and a opportunity for people to join us for the 2023 season

The Deal Hop Farm will also do a couple of stalls at the Captains Garden (opposite Deal Castle) on

Saturday 18th Feb 9:30 to 11:30

Saturday 25th 10am to 12

Another chance to come down and find out what the project is and ahow it works

Walmer Beach Clean 5th Feb 2023


Thank you to our 49 volunteers on today's sunny Walmer Beach Clean.

About 25kgs of rubbish collected today. #pickdealclean

Our next community beach clean will be at the Pier 
on Sunday 26th March

Sunday, January 1, 2023

New Years Day Deal Beach Clean 1/1/2023


We got 2023 off to a flying start this morning !

Thank you to our 28 volunteers on today's Deal Beach Clean. About 25kgs of rubbish collected.
Our next one will be at Walmer Beach on Sunday 5th February
Happy New Year to all our supporters and volunteers x

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Last big Glean of 2022 !


Massive thank you to all the gleaning volunteers - from Hythe, Deal & Canterbury - who braved a very cold morning and orchard.

About 1.3 tons of Braeburn apples collected from Miller & Bradley Farm in Eastry for FareShare Kent and local food charities and schools in East Kent.

Many thanks for david bradley for hosting us.

Special thanks to the Deal Contingent : Lucy, Renate, Lucia, Elaine G, Linda, Dave, Tim, Andrew, Sarah G & Steve

This glean takes the Deal total to 24 tons collected in 2022!
#gleaning #WeAreGleaners

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Sandown Beach Clean - 20th Nov 2022 10am

Our next community beach clean is at Sandown Castle end of the Deal beach - please meet for 10am at 
Sandown Castle Community Garden

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Fareshare Kent Apple Glean - 27th Oct 2022


Thank you to our brilliant 25 gleaning volunteers from Deal and Hythe. 

Another whopping 1.7 tons of apples saved today for FareShare Kent and local food charities Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet United Families UK Dover Pantry #wearegleaners #gleaning

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Walmer Castle Beach Clean 23rd Oct 2022


Thank you to 17 volunteers who braved this mornings rain on our community beach on Walmer Castle Beach. 

About 12 kgs collected today

Our nxt on the 20th Nov at Sandown #pickdealclean

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Glean for Felix 20th October 2022


Thank you to our 20 volunteers from Deal & Hythe gleaning groups and Paul at AC Hulme for hosting us. 1.7 tons of apples collected for The Felix Project and local food charities in East Kent @feedbackorg #WeareGleaners #dealwithit #gleaning .

Big thanks to the Deal volunteers ... Lucy, Lucia, Linda, Clair, Melissa, Andrew, Jill, Mark and Steve who not only spend a few wet hours picking but also then deliver to about 20 local charities and schools

We are gleaning for Fareshare Kent next Thursday 27th October nr Elmstone to register you interest.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Massive apple glean 13th October


Massive 1.9 ton Apple Glean today for FareShare Kent and local food charities & schools in Thanet, Dover and Shepway districts.

Our produce went to as well to Fareshare:

  • Dover Foodbank
  • Dover Pantry
  • Sunrise Cafe Dover
  • Salvation Army Deal
  • United Families
  • Age UK Deal
  • Sandwich Pantry
  • Our Kitchen Pantry
  • Thanet Primary Schools
  • Eyethorne Primary
  • Hornbeam Primary
  • Sandown Primary
  • BECHANGE Aylesham

Thank you to our volunteers from Deal & Hythe and AC Hulme for hosting us. 

Nxt one on 20/10. 

#WeAreGleaners #gleaning 

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Felix Glean 6th October 2022

Thank you all our volunteers from Deal (Jill, Andrew, Mark, John, Lucy, Clair, Elaine Isbelle & Steve) & Hythe on a massive apple glean of 1.6 tons for The Felix Project and local food charities @feedbackorg Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet Dover Pantry
@unitedfamilyuk Bechange #Wearegleaners #gleaning.

We are doing it again next Thursday 13th for Fareshare Kent