Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Deal Hop Farm: New Deal Beers are on the way...

Red Letter day today: We brewed our first new beer of 2019 with local brewers Time & Tide Brewing  . 

This is going to be Pale Ale (4.1%abv) with some our 2018 dried Prima Donna community produced hops as well as Citra & Cascade hops. 

This will be soon followed by a ESB (5%abv) next week just using our hops. 

Both beers will be in cask and can and in the town from Easter. 

Full list of pubs carrying the new beers will be posted in a few weeks

The Deal Hop Farm is very grateful to Sam, Paul, Kerry & Jamie at Time & Tide for moving so quickly to support us and put our hops to good use.

The project is now its 3rd Season and with over 40 new members covers about 250 sites in and around Deal in its patchwork farm comprised of people's gardens, allotments and community spaces.

The group has its last rhizome distribution at the Landmark Garden this Saturday 30th March (10:30 to 12:30)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Kingsdown Beach Clean

Well done to our colleagues in Kingsdown ConservationGroup on Sunday's Beach Clean.

Kingsdown Beach Clean , organised by Kingsdown Conservation Group on 24 March 2019 – a few of the many people who came.

A lovely sunny day, and 58 people, including children, turned up to help.

We collected around 28 bags of rubbish, weighing a massive of 115.5 lbs.

Excellent effort. Lots of small and large plastic pieces, lots of fishing line, bits of net and rope, a couple of large metal pieces ( not weighed), socks, plastic cups, plastic teaspoons, bottle tops, cigarette ends.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Thank you to our 54 volunteers on today's Walmer Beach Clean. 36.7kilos collected most of it small stuff and about 1.5kilos of recyclables. 

We also had use our sharps box for the first time in 4years :( 

Next one on 14th April at Sandown Castle end of the beach.

This clean was part of #GreatBritishSpringClean #GBSpringClean with hundreds of events around the country cleaning parks, streets and localities … 

Thank you to the organising team Vicky, Paul, Wendy, Nick, John, Rose, Steve for making all happen

There is a Beach Clean on tomorrow at Kingsdown 10:30am if you need a fix or you join the Deal Station Clean Up Crew on Thursday from 3.30pm

Monday, March 11, 2019

Dover Repairs Cafe - Monday 25th March

Got anything that needs fixing? 
Don't throw it away - drop it down to the Dover Repairs Café
All fixings are FREE

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Deal Town Council - Pollution Public Meeting 12th March 7:15pm


Air pollution is increasingly being linked to


Heart Problems


Other Lung Conditions

Would you like to help clean up the air we breathe in Deal?

Deal Town Council is looking for volunteers to help reduce air pollution caused by vehicles idling at road junctions and outside schools.

Find out how you can help at a public meeting on

12 March 2019

at 7.15pm

Deal Town Hall

High Street

CT14 6TR

For more information please visit our website

Or contact the Events Manager by email joanne.harper@deal.go.uk

Monday, March 4, 2019

Deal With iT - March Update

Very successful Beach Clean this month with over 70 volunteers plus a donation from the Landmark Ukulele Club of £200 towards new pickers… 60 people at the 3rd season launch meeting of Deal Hop Farm & so far nearly 40 new members plus we are supporting a new group in Hythe … lots happening at the Captain’s Garden and Deal Station Garden and a very successful Seedy Saturday

A number of supporters have been supporting the eXtinction Rebellion events and School Students Climate strikes in Canterbury – all trying to get the IPCC report of only 12 years to do something meaningful for climate change higher on the political agenda. A number of colleagues will be holding an open meeting at the Landmark Bar on 12th March and are supporting the Green Councillors motion to Dover District Council on 6th.

Tuesday 5th March Plastic Free Deal - Landmark Bar 6pm

Tuesday 5th March Captain’s Garden Community Garden @ Deal Castle - 10:30-12:00
(then Weekly)

Wednesday 6th Climate Emergency lobby & motion at Dover District Council 5:30pm-7:30pm Whitfield DDC (Organised by D&D Green Party/Cllrs)

Thursday 7th March - Captain’s Garden Community Garden @ Deal Castle - 10:30-12:00
(then Weekly)

Thursday 7th March – Deal Station Clean Up Crew – 2pm to 4pm

Tuesday 12th Deal Climate Emergency initial chat 5:30pm Landmark Bar

Saturday 16th March Deal Hop Farm Rhizome pick up Landmark Garden 10:30 to 12:30

Saturday 23rd March – Walmer Beach Clean – Sea Café 9:30am
Part of the UK wide – ‘Great British Spring Clean’

Sunday 24th March – Kingsdown Beach Clean – Zetland 10:30 to 12:30
Part of the UK wide – ‘Great British Spring Clean. Organised by Kingsdown Conservation Group

Monday 25th March – Dover Repair Café Biggin Hall Dover 5:30

Monday 1st April – Deal Station Garden 10am to 12 Deal Rail Station

Tuesday 2nd April - Captain’s Garden Community Garden @ Deal Castle - 10:30-12:00
(then Weekly)

Weds 3rd April Plastic Free Deal - Landmark Bar 6pm

Thursday 4th April - Captain’s Garden Community Garden @ Deal Castle - 10:30-12:00
(then Weekly)

Thursday 4th April – Deal Station Clean Up Crew – 4:30 to 5:30pm (1st Thursday of Month)

Sunday 14th April – Deal Beach Clean (Sandown Castle end) 9:30am
Part of Surfers Against Sewage ‘Big Spring Beach Clean’

Easter Monday 22nd April – Open Garden at the Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle

Sunday 28th April – Special Deal Beach Clean for World Scouting day

Monday 29th April – Dover Repair Café Biggin Hall Dover 5:30

Saturday 25th May – Spring Seedy Saturday 10:30 -12:30 Landmark Garden

Sunday 30th June – Landmark Garden National Garden Scheme (NGS)

Wednesday 31st July – Get Buzzing at Betteshanger County Park 11am to 3pm