Local House Prices – Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Our young people are being priced out of their area.

We all hear stories that property prices going down recently, and that local prices are below the national average, yet it doesn’t feel that this truly reflects the experiences of our local young people and families who are looking to get on the house purchase ladder.


The Population Changes in Deal and Walmer are not what many of us think!

– Lies, misinformation and statistics.          Further observations from Ian Redding

We have some interesting discussions at the Society’s Executive, seeking to look at the bigger picture and to understand how new developments are changing our town and expanding it into surrounding areas, for good or bad.  


Betteshanger Country Park

The Friends of Betteshanger Country Park is a Group that has been set up to help protect this important and bio-diverse wildlife site from development. They would like as many people as possible to contact the Council and object to the developers proposals. Further details are in their leaflets and presentation below. Please take time to look through these important documents.


Lessons Learnt from Storm Ciaran

Some thoughts from one of the Committee about the effect of global warming on the Town

CIARAN GIVES US ALL A STERN LESSON a reflection by Ian Redding – 6 Nov 2023


The Regent – 2023 Update

A proposal for the redevelopment of the Regent on the seafront is being put out to public consultation in advance of a planning application.


The Regent

The Regent, an iconic building on the Deal seafront, has been empty for a number of years. The Deal Society is keen that the building is reopened as a cinema and frustrated at the delays to this happening. (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…)