New members for January 2024
This month we welcome a diverse and interesting mix of businesses to our numbers covering Mind, Body and Sole!     Mind: Starting with Diane Taylor, Integrative Counsellor. Diane says: “I am an Integrative Counsellor, which is a confusing title. It means I use a mix of different Models of Counselling. Perhaps the best way to explain this is that it is like having many ingredients to make a cake and choosing the best ones for the job. I trained...

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A busy year ahead for Martha Trust
                                          Help us make a difference in 2024 💙🎉 We are looking for local businesses and community groups who would like to partner with us in 2024. We have lots of great ways for you to get involved.  If you would like to find out more we'd love to hear from you. Give us a call on 01304 610448 or  drop...

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With a little help from our friends.
What a way to start the New Year! The Chamber put a call out for help in taking the Christmas trees and lights down. Despite the fact that on the day it was freezing cold and pouring with rain, we received a tremendous response. With over 25 volunteer helpers from numerous businesses and groups from around town, the job was done in record time and believe it or not it was both fun and rewarding.   A big Thank You...

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New members for December 2023
The Chamber are very pleased to welcome local resident and businessman, Paul Jeffries to the Chamber. Paul, Director of Krusties Café based in Addisham/Aylesham is always keen to use Deal based businesses where possible. Paul says “In the short time since taking over, our team consisting of myself, Kim and Freya have managed to turn Krusties into a thriving, friendly and popular café.” Krusties can be found on Adisham Road, Aylesham on B2046 , just off A2. – CT4 6EY. ...

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T’was the Networking Event before Christmas….
A big "THANK YOU" goes out to Brendan Carrick of The Walmer Castles Pub for being the host with the most at our bi-monthly Network meeting. The event took place on 6 December and was attended by representatives from over 25 local businesses.    For some it was the first time of being in the Walmer Castle, which underwent a complete facelift during the covid lockdown months. With Christmas jumpers worn by many of those present, a fun and festive time...

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DWCT Christmas Draw
Thanks to the generosity of many Deal businesses the Chamber were able to raise funds for the Christmas Lights with a Christmas draw. The draw took place at on Saturday 23 December at Deal Radio HQ in the High Street.  The winning tickets were drawn by Deal Starman aka Paul Thomsett. A big thank you goes to Paul from all at the Chamber. All the winners were notified on the day and a list of prizes and prize winners are...

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The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
Once again Deal and Walmer Chamber of Trade have lit up Deal High Street with a magical display of Christmas Lights and Trees. For over thirty years the Chamber of Trade and its team of dedicated volunteers have provided Christmas Lights for Deal. This year’s event 2023 took place outside St Georges Church and was exceedingly well attended. You could really feel the crowds enjoying the pre light switch on entertainment which gave the event a lovely high energy vibe....

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A message from Sylvia & Martin of Sholden Village Store
Martin and Sylvia and our lovely team at Sholden Village Store would like to thank you all so much for the last 7 years of support. However we have now come to the decision where we are wanting to spend more time with our family and therefore we will be moving on to our next adventure (still in Deal) and there will be new owners. We have loved being part of the village community since bringing the shop back to...

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Parking – Free after 3pm during December
Following sustained lobbying by the Chamber, Dover District Council have announced that during December parking in DDC operated car parks will be free after 3pm from Monday to Friday. We consider this an initial victory and will continue to put pressure on DDC regarding this important subject. The free parking applies to DDC-owned car parks. On-street parking charges will still apply, and all other parking restrictions, like yellow lines will continue to be enforced.      

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New members for November 2023
  New Chamber members Jonathan and Emily of Groves Solutions Limited, have several strings to their bow. They say “Our small business has two strands: technology and accommodation.  We develop computer software and electronic devices, and integrate them, as well as providing business analysis, data wrangling and training services. We also provide railway signalling engineering consultancy. We work from our home offices. We have two caravans at the park in St. Margaret's and a holiday let in our home”. Find...

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