Saturday, December 30, 2017

Stephanie Karpetas OBE

Our congratulations, to our good friend and friend of all sustainable energy projects in Kent, Stephanie Karpetas on being awarded an OBE in this year's honours list

Stephanie Karpetas of Folkestone is the founder and director of Sustainability Connections CIC, and director of Orchard Community Energy and good friend to Deal where she lived for many years.

She was awarded an OBE for services to the community in east Kent.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Solstice Celebration 21st Dec

We had ideal conditions for our Winter Solstice Celebration on the 21st Dec at the Landmark - first time in four years!

We had about 100-120 people attending (based on the used cups :) Big thanks to the Deal Hoodeners, Sue Watson and the Landmark Uke Club for playing for us, everyone who donated food, drink and jars and candles and to Pat, Helen, Jane, Vicky and Steve for setting up and mulling everything

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Deal Winter Solstice Celebration - Thurs 21st Dec

We have our Winter Solstice celebration on Thursday 21st Dec from 5:30am to 7pm at the Landmark Garden on Deal High Street

Please bring Jars and tea lights to chase away the darkness .... There will be mulled wine, mulled music please bring seasonal eats to share

Event is weather dependent so no rain or wind :)

Last Deal Beach Clean of 2017 ....

A big thank you to our 33 volunteers on today's Deal Beach Clean, who managed to collect over 45kgs of rubbish in just over an hour.

Lots of small pieces of plastic today and some pieces of WW2 plane and bits of the coastal defences! Santa hats were much in evident today :)

In 2017 we have had 9 Beach Cleans in Deal and Walmer involving some 303 people who collected 410 kgs of rubbish and donated some 472hours to our community.

This does no include all the individuals in our community who routinely do their own cleans as they enjoy the beach.

Thank you to everyone who has donated their time and love to our Beach in 2017.

We hope that in 2018 to find less rubbish and make our  'Blue Planet' plastic free

Our First Beach Clean of 2018 will be on Sunday 14th January at 10am Meeting at Sandown Castle end of the beach.

PS we have  found a dog lead which one our volunteers lost - Please drop us a email

Friday, December 15, 2017

Deal Beach Clean

Our last beach clean of the year is on Sunday 17th December at 10am - meeting at Deal Pier. Weather looks ok until about 11am+