Deal Climate Action

There is an extraordinary amount of work and passion for climate action in Deal. There are many local groups you can join, each unique and seeking different skills and interests. Learn more about them here:

CleanUp Crew (Deal Station)

volunteers cleaning Deal station

1st & 3rd Thursday Litter Picks

Pick Deal Clean

 Local Waste Warriors pick and clean the patches around their homes, and gather for 'popup picks' to tackle hotspots.

Facebook & Nextdoor Deal PICK DEAL CLEAN

 Community Beach Cleans 

volunteers cleaning Deal Beach

Monthly community beach cleans (at different points on the beach each month)


Deal With It

Founded in 2007, Deal With It is part of a loose network of transition groups around the world which are committed to addressing the climate crisis through practical community action & ideas.

Twitter: @deal_Withit
Facebook Page: @TransitionDeal
Facebook Group: @DealWithIT.transitionDeal


 Deal Station Gardeners

Managing the station planters and other spaces around the Rail Station since 2013. Usually Last Weds of the Month at 2pm.

FB Group @DealStationGarden


 Captain's Garden Community Gardeners

Restoring the 300yr old walled garden at Deal Castle for community use since 2017.
Key focus at the moment is the planting of the orchard (120 trees - old varieties grown for us by Grow Brogdale & Crowdfunded in 2021).Volunteering sessions Mon to Fri  9am to Noon

FB Page: @CaptainsGardenDeal
Instagram: @CaptainsGardenDeal


 Deal Hop Farm

Hop pickers

Community Hop growing project in Deal and surrounding districts.

Over 270 gardens, allotments and community spaces in a patchwork farm growing hops and working with local brewers Time & Tide to produce lots of local beers (160k pints to date).

People normally join in Feb/March and Harvest is in September which normally involves over 400 people.

FB: @dealhopfarm
instagram: @dealhopfarm


Deal Repair Cafe 


Free monthly events for you to bring along things to mend, rather than throw them away or replace them. Helping you look after what you love for longer and helping to save the planet too!


volunteers picking crops

Working with local farmers and 25 local food charities (in Dover, Thanet and regional charities like Fareshare & Felix and Deal Foodbank) to reduce food waste in our fields and orchards. 

Weekly Gleans - depending on opportunities and need for volunteers.

60 gleans and 24 tons collected in 2022.




flowers in bloom at Sandown Castle Garden


Sandown Castle Community Garden

A beautiful award winning tiered garden in Sandown Road built by former Deal Borough Council in approximately 1947 on the site of the former historic Sandown Castle (built by Henry VIII).
The garden has been transformed by community volunteers who began in 2015 and was featured on BBC Gardeners World in 2021.

Planted with a wide variety of donated, grown and purchased pollinating perennials and bulbs specifically to attract insects and wildlife. Many plants are drought tolerant and flowering continues through the year with the most colourful times to visit being mid May and July. The group also set up Facebook Group Deal Plant Recycle.

The volunteers also plant and maintain Deal Pier Dry Planted Beds on the seafront, Ethelbert Garden in Ethelbert Road, Deal High Street Garden outside St George’s Church, Age UK’s back garden and planted wall in Park Street as well as organising community bulb planting.

Free entry accessible 24 hours a day.
Free roadside parking and wheelchair access.
Dogs on leads only.

Find us on Facebook : Sandown Castle Community Garden Group and Deal Plant Recycle

Twitter @sandowncastle1