Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Next Deal Beach Clean is on Sunday 10th July

The next Deal Beach Clean will be on Sunday 10th July starting at 10am - please meet at the Sandown Castle end of the Beach.

Pickers, Bags and Gloves - Beach cleans last for about 1-1.5hr

Monday, June 27, 2016

Pocket Poppy Meadow - West St Deal

Our pocket poppy meadow on the waste land in front of Deal Telephone Exchange is awesome at the moment. 
Get down and have a look.

One of our guerilla gardening projects to brighten up the unloved bits of our town



Sunday, June 26, 2016

Deal Beach Clean 26th June

Thank you to our 15 volunteers on today's Deal Beach Clean - about 42kgs of rubbish collected despite the sudden monsoon just as we started!

Our next Beach Clean will be on the Sunday 10th July at 10am starting at Sandown Castle end of the beach

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Victoria's Green Matters - 23rd June 2016



Deal With IT's Secretary Victoria Nicholls writes a regular column in the East Kent Mercury:


Climate change caused by human behaviour not only affects humans but has caused the first recorded extinction of a mammal anywhere in the world. This animal is a small rodent called the Bramble Cay melomys, also called the mosaic-tailed rat, which lived on the tiny island of Bramble Cay, off the north coast of Queensland, Australia.

The island, only 3 metres above sea level at most, has regularly been covered by rising seas, destroying the animals’ habitat and killing them. The area of land above the high tide level is estimated to have decreased from about 10 acres in 1998 to 6 acres in 2014: 97% of the habitat has been lost in just 10 years.

Around the world, average sea level has risen by almost 8 inches between 1901 and 2010. This is an unequalled rate in any period in the past 6,000 years but around Bramble Cay in the Torres Strait, sea level seems to have risen at almost twice the global average between 1993 and 2014. This tiny island is also the most important breeding ground for green turtles and some sea birds.

Scientists say that other species that are constrained to small, low lying islands or those with very tight environmental needs will probably be the first to go. A report in 2015 found that one sixth of the world’s species faced extinction as a result of climate change and scientists believe that the world is on the verge of the sixth mass extinction.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sholden Parish Litter Pick - Sunday 19th June

Sholden Parish Council has organised a litter pick in the parish this Sunday 19 June at 10.00am


Meet outside Sholden village hall (junction of Sholden New Road (in front) and The Street)


Coffee and biscuits after at the hall.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Open Wildlife Garden & Studio Hacklinge June 2016

OPEN GARDEN  . 3 weekends in JUNE,  thurs to sunday, 9th to 12th...16th to 19th...and 23rd to 26th..in aid of DEAL WITH IT