A great big Deal Warm Welcome
Published: 27 October 2022
• Centres open across town each weekday this winter
• All welcome for a cup of something warm, a friendly chat and a bite to eat
Deal Warm Welcome begins on Tuesday 1 November so people can meet up for a bite to eat, cup of something warm and a chance to chat and share.
Each weekday this winter at least one venue per day will be opening its doors to welcome people.
Deal Warm Welcome is formed by Trinity Church, Leaps & Bounds, St George’s Church, Golf Road Community Centre, Deal Film Club, Salvation Army, Deal Area Foodbank, Deal Rotary Pirates, Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, St Andrew's Church, United Families UK and Deal Town Council.
Guests can expect a warm welcome from each venue, refreshments, Wi-Fi and entertainment.
Mayor Cllr Chris Turner said: “The town’s motto is ‘Welcome the Stranger’ and we don’t want anybody feeling alone and worried about having a warm place to go or being able to get something to eat this winter.
“I would encourage everyone to go along to a Deal Warm Welcome, join in and have a chat. Sharing your time and listening and talking to others can be very rewarding.
“And my thanks go to all the partner organisations whose energy and kindness will make sure everyone in our town can be safe and warm this winter.”
There is no charge for Deal Warm Welcome, people can pay what they can, if they can.
The opening times are:
• Mondays Deal Salvation Army
, West Street, 12pm – 5pm and Golf Road Community Centre
, 3pm to 6pm
• Tuesdays at Trinity Church
, Union Road, 12.30pm to 4pm and Golf Road Community Centre
, 3pm to 6pm
• Wednesdays St Andrew's Church
, West Street from 9am to 12pm and then St George’s Church
, High Street, 12.30pm to 3pm
• Thursdays Leaps & Bounds
, Southwall Road, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
• Fridays Deal Salvation Army
, West Street, 12pm – 5pm
• Alternate Saturdays Talk it Out Friendship Group
, 43 Victoria Road, 12pm – 2pm (starts 5 November)
The project has been funded by Deal Town Council and will run from November until Easter.
All details and additional help and information can be found here at www.deal.gov.uk/dww.