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  Message from the Mayor of Deal

"We are facing challenging times and whilst many of us have the support of family and friends there are many in our community who are not as fortunate. It is important that we look out for our neighbours making sure those who may be self-isolating have enough food and other essential goods at home.

 On behalf of the residents of Deal, I would like to thank all those people who work in the NHS, Postal Service, GPs, Pharmacies, Delivery Drivers and others in Logistics, Supermarkets, Farmers, Small Businesses, and Council Workers & DDC Waste Collection and Disposal Services. Everywhere we have people working hard, helping us to live as normal a life as is possible in these unsettling and difficult times.

At the start of the Lock down, Deal Town Councillors decided to support a recommendation to donate £5000 to the local Foodbank. Many other groups are working to support getting meals and food to our most vulnerable.

However, a major concern I have is children entitled to free school meals may be going hungry as the schools are closed. Working with Council staff and colleagues we will endeavour to find a way of making sure our young people are getting enough to eat.

Thank you to all our community groups in Deal that are supporting our most vulnerable residents. Deal Town Council’s Emergency Grant Aid Funding is providing funds to some groups so that their important work can continue in these unprecedented times.

The motto of our Town is: “Befriend the stranger”

Now more than ever we need to befriend each other and be kind to one another.

Keep safe, keep well, keep your distance, and keep washing your hands!!!"

Cllr Eileen Rowbotham,  Mayor of Deal/Chairman Deal Town Council


 Following Government Covid-19 Advice Deal Town Council Offices at the Town Hall are currently closed.

The majority of Council staff are working from home and will continue to ensure that information on where to get help and advice is available on our website and noticeboards.

For any general enquiries including Allotments, Weddings and Town Hall Hire please email us on deal.town.council@deal.gov.uk and we will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Planning Enquiries – please email: Kelly.lawrence@deal.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can call our support line 07887 491569. Please note this a mobile number but to minimise your charges you can request a call back.

Deal Town Council recognises the impact and evolving situation the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is having on everyone in the community and are committed to providing support for the residents of Deal during this unprecedented time.

The Council has given an emergency grant of £5,000 to the Deal Area Foodbank,  so that vital supplies for those most in need can continue to be purchased.   In addition a member of our team is using the Council Car to assist with Foodbank and Whole School Meals Deliveries.  

All Council Committee meetings are cancelled and will be reviewed following Government Advice.

The Saturday Market is now suspended until further notice.

The Wednesday Undercroft Market is also suspended and there will be no sales/markets/charity stalls in the Undercroft in the week or at the weekend until further notice

During this fast-evolving situation matters and changes affecting the Town Council will be made public and posted here as soon as possible. Please also see our Coronavirus updates page for the latest guidance and Government advice.