SERGEANTS MESS PANTO TICKETS ON SALE FROM 2 OCTOBER

Tickets for the popular Royal Marines Sergeants Mess annual pantomime go on sale to the public from 9am on Monday 2 October. The 2018 panto is "Wonky Willy", running nightly at 7.30pm in the Astor Community Theatre in Stanhope Road from Thursday 4 to Friday 12 January. Ticket prices are: front rows £17; middle and back rows £15. They are only on sale at the theatre's box office and are not available by telephone or on-line. For details, see: http://theastor.org/TheAstor.dll/WhatsOn?Programme=1384596.   (September 29, 2017)

 

ROADWORKS: COLLEGE ROAD, DEAL

Kent Highways have advised that College Road, Deal, between Cannon Street and Alfred Square, will be closed to traffic from Monday 2 October for six days. The alternative route is via Harold Road, The Marina, Beach Street, King Street and High Street. This is to enable Kent County Council to carry out carriageway resurfacing works.   (September 29, 2017)

 
LEADER OF DOVER DISTRICT COUNCIL TO RETIRE

Cllr Paul Watkins is to retire as Leader of Dover District Council and step down as a ward councillor on 30 September. Cllr Watkins has been Leader since 2003 and is one of the longest serving local authority leaders in Kent. He first joined Dover DC as a ward councillor for Lower Walmer in 1983 and, since 1999, has represented St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe. Cllr Watkins also served as Chairman of the Council from 1989 to 1992.   (September 24, 2017)

 

FREE PARKING AGAIN IN COUNCIL CAR PARKS ON 2 DECEMBER

Dover District Council has announced it will be supporting the national "Small Business Saturday" once again this year by offering free parking in its off-street car parks on Saturday 2 December. For local motorists, the free parking is only in the district council's car parks and doesn't include on-street parking places or car parks that are privately owned, such as Sainsbury’s and the Co-op in Deal.

For Deal, the free parking will be in the Beach Street. Middle Street, South Street, Stanhope Road, St George’s, Tides, Town Hall and Union Road car parks. For more details and the included car parks in Dover and Sandwich, see Dover DC website.   (September 24, 2017)

 

ALL CHANGE FOR LOCAL BUS ROUTES AND TIMES

Bus operators Stagecoach South East's changes to the bus network in the Dover, Deal and Sandwich areas come into force on Sunday 3 September. The new routes - with links to timetables - are as follows:

Route 80: Sandwich - Worth - Sholden - Deal (South Street) - Mill Hill - Walmer Station - Ringwould - Duke of York's School - Dover (Pencester Road). Route 80 timetable.

Route 81: Sandwich - Eastry - Woodnesborough - Betteshanger (Northbourne Road and Broad Lane) - Burgess Green - Sholden (main road) - London Road - Deal (South Street) - Mill Hill - Walmer Station - Ringwould - St Margaret’s - Duke of York's School - Dover (Pencester Road). Route 81 timetable.

Most route 80 and 81 buses travelling to Sandwich become route 43 to Canterbury; there's no need to change bus at Sandwich - stay on using a through ticket. There is also a route 43 service from Sandwich to Ramsgate, St Lawrence and Westwood Cross. Route 43 timetable.

Route 12: Deal (South Street ) - The Strand - Upper Walmer - Ringwould - Whitfield - Canterbury. Route 12 timetable.

Route 90: Deal (South Street) - The Strand - Upper Walmer - Ringwould - Whitfield - River - Buckland Hospital - Dover (Pencester Road). Route 90 timetable.

Route 82: St Nicholas Close - St Richard's Road - Mill Hill - Redsull Avenue - Upper Deal - Hyton Drive - Bowling Green Lane - London Road - Deal (South Street) - The Strand - Dover Road - Granville Road - Liverpool Road/Lord Warden Avenue loop - Walmer Castle - Kingsdown. - Glen Road - Grams Road - St Clare Road - Deal (South Street). Route 82 timetable.

Route 83: Deal (South Street) - The Strand - Downs Road - Balfour Road - Dover Road - Station Road - Walmer Station - Court Road - Telegraph Road - Deal (South Street). Route 83 timetable.

Route 84: Deal (South Street) - West Street (for the Co-op and Sainsbury’s). - High Street - College Road - Sandown (Ethelbert Road) - Golf Road - West Street - Deal (South Street). Route 84 timetable.
For more details, see: Stagecoach Bus Website
(August 29, 2017)
 

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This page was updated on September 29, 2017