Friday, May 31, 2019

Goodwin Sands become next Marine Conservation Zone

After a long campaign by many environmental organisations including our local Goodwin Sands SOS and the Kent Wildlife Trust the government has announced today that the Sands will become the next Marine Conservation Zone .

This does not immediately stop the dredging of the sands by the Dover Harbour Board and Goodwin Sands SOS have a judicial review of the decision to allow dredging under way. They need more funds for the case, please see their most email below:

Dear Goodwin Sands SOS supporter,

We appreciate that we have only just written to you but we thought you would like to know that the Goodwin Sands have been included in the third and final tranche of Marine Conservation Zones, announced today by DEFRA.

This is excellent news for the Sands in general and a very positive step forward for the campaign, coming as it does just days before the Judicial Review on 5th June. However, unfortunately it does not mean that we have won our case to prevent Dover Harbour Board from dredging.

What it should mean is that the Judge will review all evidence with extra care and attention before arriving at a decision about quashing the licence. This is now a national test case about the robustness of the Blue Belt initiative and its effectiveness in face of the Government’s economic Blue Growth agenda.

Our fund raising appeal stands at just over £2,000 short of our £20,000 target. Please give generously; we need to ensure the Marine Conservation Zone programme is worth the paper it is written on! Donations can be made easily at or if you would like us to claim Gift Aid on your donation please email us directly at Please note we cannot claim Gift Aid on CrowdJustice donations.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Full Details at :

Monday, May 27, 2019

Walmer Castle Community Beach Clean

Thank you to our 40 volunteers on today's Walmer Castle Beach Clean. 

30kgs collected with over 13kgs of recyclable cans, bottles and plastic. 

Our next community clean is on Sunday 23rd June at Deal Pier at 9:30am

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May Diary for Deal With It


Wednesday 8th May Deal Climate Emergency meeting Dealability from 6pm

Saturday 11th May – Deal Climate Emergency Stall Deal High St from 10:30am

Tuesday 14th May – Captain’s Garden Community Garden Group Volunteer time 10-Noon (every week)

Wednesday 15th May Deal Climate Emergency meeting Dealability from 6pm TBC

Thursday 16th May – Captain’s Garden Community Garden Group Volunteer time 10-Noon (every week)

Monday 20th May – Dover Repair Café – Biggin Hall 6pm

Friday 24th May – Local Schools Climate Action (Deal Town Hall 11:30am)

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

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May – Walmer Castle Beach Clean, 9:30am Prom nr Car Parks

Tuesday 4th June – Plastic Free Deal meeting Landmark Bar 6pm

Thursday 6th June – Clean Up Crew Deal Station 4-6pm Deal Station

Wednesday 12th June – Deal Hop Farm meeting 6:30pm venue (TBA)

Monday 17th June – Dover Repair Café – Biggin Hall 18:30pm

Sunday 23rd June – Deal Beach Clean – 9:30am Deal Pier

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

Saturday 6th July – National Meadows Day – Open Day at Captain’s Garden

Sunday 7th July – Sandown Castle Beach Clean meet at 9:30am

Monday 15th July – Dover Repair Café – Biggin Hall 6:30pm

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

August (Date to be confirmed) – Walmer Beach Clean meet at Sea Café 9:30am

September 22nd
– Great British Beach Clean (MCS) Deal Pier 9:30