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Air Pollution Campaign Launch - Deal Town Hall

 On Tuesday 12th of March 2019 Deal Town Council is held a public meeting at the Town Hall to launch its campaign to tackle air pollution caused by idling vehicle engines.

Deal Town Clerk, Lorna Crow, says: "The Town Council, cross party, agreed to develop and support a campaign to reduce air pollution outside schools and at certain road junctions. Pollution from cars and lorries has long been linked to asthma and other lung conditions. It is increasingly linked to heart conditions and dementia. It is also linked to man-made climate change. The Town Council is keen to reduce the local impact of vehicle air pollution."

The Town Council is looking for volunteers among the public to help get the message out that leaving your vehicle idling is damaging to everyone's health.

The Chairman of the Town Council's Transport and Infrastructure Committee says: "We looking to get the message out to youngsters through schools as they are among those who are most affected by air pollution. Primary school children's lungs are closer to car exhaust fumes than adults' lungs when they walk along the same pavement. But everybody can play their part in fighting air pollution."

If you would like to be involved please contact the Event Manager Joanne Harper for further information on joanne.harper@deal.gov.uk 

You can also download this quick questionnaire and return it to Joanne so that we can contact you.   Questionnaire

  

 District & Parish Council Elections 2019 - Prospective Candidate Event on 4 March

 Prospective candidate event on Monday 4 March 2019 at 6pm

Are you up for a challenge? How well do you know your community?

Could you represent local people? What can you bring to local democracy?

The next District Council & Parish Council elections will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019 and now is the time to discover whether you’ve got what it takes to be a local councillor. You don’t need to be a member of any political party – but you do need a genuine interest in what happens in your local area. 

Councillors come from all walks of life, age groups and backgrounds, so don’t rule yourself out just because you think you don’t fit the councillor ‘mould’.

To become a candidate you must be:

  • a British, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union Citizen
  • at least 18 years of age.

In addition to those two qualifications, you must also:

  • have an entry on the electoral register in the local authority area, (within the Parish or Parish Ward area for Parish Councillors)

and/or

  • have lived, worked or owned property in the local authority area for the whole of the previous 12 months (for Parish Councillors it must be within the Parish or Parish Ward or within 3.8 km of the parish boundary).

An event for prospective candidates will be held in the Council Chamber at the Council Offices in Whitfield on Monday 4 March 2019 at 6pm.  It will cover how to complete the required paperwork for standing as a candidate at both District and Parish Council elections and nomination packs will be available for collection at the end of the presentation.

To reserve a place at the event, please email the Elections Team on elections@dover.gov.uk or call 01304 872344.  Please note that space is limited due to the size of the venue so booking is advised.

For any queries regarding electoral matters or to receive a nomination pack by post after the event, please contact the Elections Team using the details above.

Further information on standing as a candidate can be found on the Electoral Commission website – www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent

Holocaust Memorial Day: On Sunday 27th January 2019 Deal Town Council held their Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration which was very well attended by over 80 people from Deal and all over Kent.

South & South East in Bloom Awards 2018 Results:Following entries in the South & South East in Bloom Awards, Deal was presented with the Gold Award for Best Coastal Town. Awards were also received throughout the Town including Sandown Castle Community Garden Group, North Deal Park and St Georges Church

Middle Deal Road Consultation: On 24 July 2017 Deal Town Council's Transport Working Group held a public consultation meeting at the Town Hall regarding on-going traffic problems in Middle Deal Road, Southwall Road, Albert Road, Matthews close and the vicinity.  If you would like an update please contact Deal Town Council's Transport and Infrastructure Committee via email at deal.town.council@deal.gov.uk

 Patient Transport Service update for South Kent Coast Health Network - New service for people who cannot get to their NHS funded hospital or clinic appointment in any other way because of their medical or physical condition. Please click the following link for more information: Transport Service Update

 

Police Contact Points. For further information, please click on the following link: http://www.kent.police.uk/contact_us/pages/Dover_meetings.htmlhtml

Deal Town Council Foodbank collection point. For further information please click the following link: http://dealarea.foodbank.org.uk/

New Skills4Dover website provides training pathways for jobs of the future - Please click on the following link for further information: Skills4Dover

Beaches in the Dover District have excellent bathing water quality - Please click on the following link for more information: Making a splash about excellent bathing water standards

Fairtrade - Deal was awarded status as a Fairtrade Town, following several years of hard work from Deal Town Council's Fairtrade Working Group and the community. Information on some of the work they have accomplished is available at the following link: Fair Trade.doc Annual Report 2014-2015

Deal Town Council is deeply saddened to announce the passing away of Councillor Wayne Elliott, who died on Sunday 29 April 2018.