Deal Hop Farm season launch

The hugely popular Deal Hop Farm is preparing for its sixth season, offering the chance for new people to join in.

About 250 people in and around Deal, including a number here on our allotments, already take part in this community project, growing hops which are then brewed into a variety of beers by Time and Tide Brewing.

If you are interested in joining, come along to the season launch at The Lighthouse, The Strand, Walmer, on Wednesday, February 2 at 6.30pm.

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Mary Tester

The funeral of long-standing plotholder Mary Tester is due to take place at Barham on Wednesday, December 29 at 2pm, followed by a wake at Betteshanger Bowling Club, Cavell Square.

Mary’s partner, John Chidwick, says anyone who knew her will be welcome at either event.

The hearse will drive past the allotments at about 1.15pm if anyone would like to pay their respects there.

A Gentle Reminder

Please don’t forget to pay your plot rental if you haven’t already done so.

The current rate is £30 for a full plot and £15 for a half plot.

The rent was due on November 1 and if it’s not paid by the end of the month there is a penalty of £10 on top of the annual fee.

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