Middle Street Conservation Area put forward for national award

Civic Voice has launched a national campaign to find the England’s Favourite Conservation Area and The Deal Society has nominated the Middle Street Thonservation Area for the award.

There is a short slideshow about the area made for the competition here.

Details of the competition are here.

Blue Plaque for Sir Ernest Charles

A new blue plaque has been unveiled to a great benefactor to Deal – Sir Ernest Bruce Charles CBE. The plaque is on his home, which still bears his name, Bruce House on Beach Street. (more…)

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open DaysIn September of each year is England’s biggest heritage festival celebrating our history, architecture and culture. Across the country, thousands of historic venues open up for free – many of them are not normally open to the public. That event is Heritage Open Days.

This year, for the first time, the event will cover two weekends – the second and third weekends in September. In Deal and Walmer we have more events than ever before to fill that space, including 31 venues and two walks. Some of the venues are not normally open to the public whilst others have special exhibitions and all of them are completely free.

Information about Deal and Walmer’s Heritage Open Days is on the Deal Heritage website.

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…)