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Our Achievements

High Street Survey

In 2014 members of the Deal Speaking Up Group started to map accessibility on the Deal High Street. They visited all the shops and other businesses from South Street to Union Street.


Owners and managers completed a questionnaire, which allowed the group to judge which premises were accessible for people with mobility problems.

They also asked about which places had a hearing loop system an accessible toilets.


Work will continue on the survey to cover more of the town.   

Walmer Paddling pool toilets

Accessible Facilities

2014 Chairwoman Chrissie Dubber started to rally support for more accessible facilities by Walmer Green. The accessible facilities would give local and visiting disabled people confidence to go to concerts at the bandstand and activities on Walmer Green.

November 2015 Pauline Hamilton of the group asked councillors at Dover District council's full meeting what progress was being made and expressed her interest to work with the council on it.

Portfolio holder for property management and public protection Cllr Trevor Bartlett agreed "it is a well used and lovely area but is lacking a very much needed facility there"

he also confirmed Deal Town Council would be funding it in the 2016-17 budget.

On the 25th May 2016 Chairman of the group, Chrissie Dubber met with Kevin Fordham from your leisure and Dover District Council's cabinet member Cllr Trevor Bartlett to open the new facilities. 

Work was completed ahead of schedule in time for the summer.

New Bus Shelter

Deal Speaking Up Group supported A group of local residents who needed a bus shelter on the pavement near the homes to enable them to wait for the bus out of the wind and rain.

At first they were told that the pavement was too narrow, but after some help from the Deal Speaking Up Group working with Cllr Bond from Deal Town Council.

Deal Speaking Up Group and residents successfully persuaded Kent County Council to install a new bus shelter. 

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