27 JUN 2015

Armed Forces Day in Deal

It was a privilege to attend the celebration for Armed Forces Day in Deal. It was an excellent event and really well organised the Royal British Legion and by our own veterans' organisation here in Deal. The Deal Flag was hoisted as a show of support at 10:30am. The next day, local veterans and cadets paraded past before organising a traditional drumhead service on Deal Pier. It's fantastic to see so many people pay tribute to our Armed Forces and the work...

26 JUN 2015

Deal Festival Opening Night

It was a pleasure to go to the opening night of the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts. The event started at St Andrews Church with a fantastic production of 'Wellington at Walmer' – a play about the Duke of Wellington's life as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The event was packed with festival patrons. Deal Festival has been a great success story in our area, running annually for the past 33 years. It has a very strong reputation for boosting arts and...

21 JUN 2015

Clifftop Challenge for Breast Cancer

It was great to head down to Deal to see runners complete the Clifftop Challenge. The challenge is a 55 mile run from Hastings to Deal along the cliff, with different starting points and legnths for different abilities. The run is organised by our very own Chantele Rashbrook, a mother of two from Deal, to raise money for the charity Breast Cancer Now. There was a huge turnout at the finish line in Deal and it was great to see so many take part for such a good...

In June, the New Dover Hospital opened its door to patients. To have a brand new state of the art, fit for purpose hospital in the middle of Dover shows how far we've come in getting a fairer share of healthcare for our community.

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