Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Deal With It - June Diary Dates

Tuesday 5th June – Walmer Castle Beach Cleanmeet on prom in front of Walmer Castle at 9:30am

Wednesday 6th June – DWI Organisation Meet up Landmark Garden/Bar 5pm – All welcome for a bit of business and social drink

Thursday 7th June – DWI Stall at Deal Good Neighbour week
Deal Town Hall 10-2pm

Saturday 9th June – Volunteer & Community Fair at Landmark 10-2pm – DWI Stall

Tuesday 12th June – Plastic Free Deal meet up from 5pm at Landmark Bar/Garden

Friday 15th- Sunday 17th  June  Open Wildlife Gardens, Bridge Hill, Hacklinge

An Open Garden, Tea & Cake at one of best permaculture/wildlife gardens in Kent. 
Very kindly Sue and Adrian Sullivan have opened their Garden as a fund raiser for Deal With IT.
Please ring 1st to book as their is limited parking in Bridge Hill (Best to park on Betteshanger Rd by Roundabout and walk around) - local 614 088

Saturday 16th June – Deal Station Garden Group – Work Day 10:30 to 12

Meet at Deal Railway Station

Sunday 1st July – Deal Open Gardens (inc Landmark Garden) for NGS Charities £5 10-5pm

Monday 2nd July – Sandwich Bay Beach Clean 9:30am

We are supporting Kent Wildlife Trust Big Clean up at the Bay. Please tell security that you are here for KWT Beach Clean and you will be charged only £1
More details later in month

Saturday 7th July – Sandown Castle Beach Clean 9:30-11:30

Saturday 7th July – National Meadow Day: Open Day at our Community Hop/Garden at Captains Garden @ Deal Castle 1pm to 3pm. 
We hope our meadow area will be in full flight by then … But check out the meadow area by Ramsgate Platform at Deal Railway, and the guerrilla gardening around Sainsbury and Deal Telephone Exchange on West St.

Monday 9th July - Deal Town Litter pick - meet at Landmark at 6pm

Tuesday 10th July - SE in Bloom Day

Sunday 17th July – Deal Station Garden Group – Work Day 10:30 to 12

Meet at Deal Railway Station

June 18-19th Futures Summit: Designing Innovations for Sustainable Community Wellbeing  

Saturday 21st July – Summer Seedy Saturday @ Landmark Garden 10:30 to 1pm

Plant and seed swap

Saturday 18th August – Bee Fest @ Landmark Garden 10:30 to 1pm

Dover Beekeepers, all things bee and hopefully Bumble Bee Conservation Trust as well

Thursday 9th August - Britain in Bloom Day

Saturday 11th August– Deal Station Garden Group – Work Day 10:30 to 12

Meet at Deal Railway Station

Saturday 25th August Walmer Beach Clean – 9:30am meet at Sea CafĂ©

Sunday 16th September – Great British Beach Clean – Deal Pier 9:30am (part of MCS national survey)

Sunday 16th September – Deal Heritage Trail: Captain’s Garden 1pm to 3pm @ Deal Castle

Monday, May 28, 2018

Deal Beach Clean Bank Holiday Monday

We had nearly 70 people on today’s beach clean – Lots of small stuff with 59.3kilos collected and 7.5kilos of recyclable plastic and cans

Thank you all our brilliant volunteers

Our next clean is on Tuesday 5th June at 9:30am at the beach in front of Walmer Castle all welcome

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wild about Gardens - Kent Wildlif Trust - is now open

What is Wild About Gardens?

Kent Wild about Gardens Awards is designed to encourage people to welcome wildlife into their gardens, whatever the size, type or primary use of the garden. We don’t expect you to turn your backyard into a mini nature reserve. Formal front flower beds or chic city gardens can still provide those vital stepping stones needed by our pollinating insects, hedgehogs, amphibians, etc.

The backbone of the scheme is our team of volunteer advisors who visit gardens during the season to assess how wildlife friendly they are and to give advice and encouragement. Unlike other awards schemes, our volunteers are happy to visit a work in progress and there is no overall winner, apart from the wildlife of course.

We are grateful to our sponsors without whom we wouldn’t be able to run the scheme:
Optivo: lead sponsor and sponsor of the “Advisors choice award”
Unipet International: sponsor of the “Best garden for wild birds”
Bumblebee Conservation Trust: sponsor of “Garden with the best buzz”
Kent Bat Group: sponsor of “Best garden for bats”
Kent Mammal Group: sponsor of “Best hedgehog garden”
Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group: sponsor of “Best new or renovated pond”


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Next Deal Beach Clean - 28th May 9:30am

The next Deal Beach Clean is on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May at 9:30am at Deal Pier. Pickers, Bags and gloves supplied - please dress for the weather and bring some water if warm