Charity Christmas Party
Town Mayor of Deal, Cllr Christopher Turner said; "The two charities I am supporting this year - Deal Music and Arts Music School, and the Speaking Up Group - will benefit from funds raised at a fun Christmas Party at The Court Yard in Deal. My thanks to all at The Court Yard for looking after us so well, and to all who attended and made it such a pleasant evening."
An Act of Remembrance
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Sue Beer, laid a wreath at The Royal British Legion Downs Branch's Act of Remembrance.
It was held at the War Graves Memorial in the Hamilton Road Cemetery on Friday 11 November.
Welcoming our friends from Saint-Omer
The Mayor welcomed our friends from Saint-Omer, marking the first visit between our twinned towns since the pandemic.
Guests from our sister town spent a day with their English hosts in and around Deal, enjoying a round of adventure golf on The Green, a guided tour of our Town Hall and reception at Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club.
There was friendly tournament between a team from Saint-Omer and a team from Deal, won (just!) by the Deal team. Here's looking to a re-match in Saint-Omer!
The Deal and Saint-Omer Twinning Society was established in 1973 and continues to build links and friendships across The Channel.
Floral tribute for Her Majesty The Queen
The Mayor laid a floral tribute on behalf of the people of Deal outside St George's Church on Sunday, accompanied by the Mayoress and Deputy Mayor. They then signed the book of condolence.
Caesar Court Open Day
The Mayor and Mayoress visited Caesar Court in the summer and were given a tour of the gardens by two special residents.
Royal Marines Concert 11th July 2022
The Mayor lay's a wreath from Deal Town Council and the people of Deal as part
of the rededication ceremony of the bandstand at the Marines Concert.
Rotary Pirates Celebration
The Deputy Mayor of Deal, Cllr Sue Beer, sported a jaunty pirate outfit, at the Rotary Pirates celebration of being awarded the Rotary Charter. With her is Laura Newing, who has taken on the role of Deputy Mayoress for a second year
The Mayor Presents The Mayor’s Shield
The Mayor of Deal Cllr Chris Turner presented the winners Victoria Park Bowling Club with the Mayor’s Shield.
The competition is held annually between the three clubs, Victoria Park Bowling Club, Deal Bowls Club and Betteshanger Bowls Club.
The Mayor’s Shield was presented as a trophy in 1991 by the then Mayor Cllr David Reid and the venue rotates annually between the 3 grounds.
The Mayor congratulated all 3 clubs for their continued provision of bowling facilitates for the people of Deal.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Sue Beer recently attended the unveiling of the new Goodwin Sands information board on the sea front on Marine Road.
The board, provided by the Goodwin Sands Conservation Trust , was unveiled by famous local author Deborah Moggach, seen here with Cllr Beer
Private Tour of Deal Castle - Friday 29th April
Breast Feeding Support Group 10th Birthday
The Worshipful Mayor of Deal Cllr Chris Turner visited Deal’s Breast-Feeding Support Group on Walmer Green recently to help celebrate their 10th Birthday.
The support group meet in St Georges Church on Mondays between 1pm and 3pm.
104th Anniversary Service of the Zeebrugge Raid
The Worshipful Mayor of Deal Cllr Chris Turner attended a service held at Dover’s War Memorial on St Georges Day for the 104th Anniversary of the Zeebrugge Raid.
The Raid which took place in 1918 included the 4th Battalion Royal Marines Light Infantry based in Deal which was formed and trained for the raid and disbanded afterwards and never to from again.
The Mayor laid a Poppy wreath on behalf of the People of Deal.
RBL Dover Falklands Memorial Service
The Worshipful Mayor of Deal Cllr Chris Turner joined The
Dover White Cliffs Royal British Legion and other local dignitaries on Sunday 3rd April at their Falklands Memorial Service in Biggin Street Dover.
The Mayor took the opportunity to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Deal.
This year was the 40th Anniversary of the conflict.
Deal Museum Re-Opening
The Worshipful Mayor of Deal Cllr Chris Turner was delighted to cut the ribbon at the Re-Opening of Deal Museum in St Georges Road Deal ready for the new season. He was accompanied by the Mayoress Ms Kate Gatti.
The museum is celebrating 50 years since it first opened in 1972. As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Museum is running a Blue Plaque programme for the shops and important buildings. Following extensive research, the team have designed a Blue Plaque decal to commemorate the history of each building. You will soon be seeing these around the Town. Contact the Museum if you would like to know more.
The Museum is open Friday to Sunday, 1pm to 4pm each week until mid October. Admission is free with donations welcome.