Anthony Hodson Mackenzie

It is with sadness that we report that our membership secretary, Ant, died at his home at the end of May.

Ant’s contribution to the running of the society was immense, he managed almost all of the administration of the society in an organised and methodical manner. We will remember his contribution more fully in the next edition of News Update for members.

Details of Ant’s funeral have been sent to those who receive our electronic newsletter, or can be obtained from the Chairman.

Work starts on Deal pier refurbishment

Samples of the new seating for Deal pier have been installed by Dover District Council as part of the tender process which will see all of the seating replaced during the summer. The pier will also be resurfaced which the council say will happen in late March or early April. (more…)

Changes at Dover District Council

Dover District Council is to change from having 45 councillors to 32, and as a result of that the ward boundaries will change and those boundaries are open for consultation. (more…)

Deal Society gets national recognition

Because of the work that we have done on Conservation Area Character Appraisals, and the toolkit we have developed, we were asked to give a presentation at a conference for Kent local councils and at the Civic Voice annual convention, a national conference for civic societies.

In January our profile will get even higher when we are presented as a leading example of community action at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies. (more…)

Deal Pier Refurbishment

Dover District Council have approved a major programme of repairs to Deal pier.

The announcement made it to the BBC local news. (more…)

Deal Society Newsletter

The Deal Society’s Newsletters are occasional e-mails telling you about the heritage and other matters of interest in Deal and Walmer. You can sign up using the form on the right. (more…)