Looking forward to a fun packed summer in the community

Contributed by editor on Feb 04, 2009 - 12:00 AM

As February makes a snowy start, it’s time to look forward to a
summer packed with events.

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That’s the message as Dover District Council looks forward to a range of
events for all the family.

To continue the campaign to bring the Olympic Torch through Dover in
2012, Dover District Council along with partners plan to organise
further events this summer.

There is also an action packed weekend of celebration taking to the air
on 25/26 July to mark the centenary of Louis Bleriot’s epic flight
across the English Channel. A historic re-creation by Mikael Carlson in
a Bleriot Xl monoplane, along with air displays by the Red Arrows are
all planned. For full information, please see

Many other free events are also being planned across our communities by
a range of organisers, and there are already indications that there will
be at least one event every weekend across the district over the summer

From Time Travelling at Dover Castle on the first May Bank Holiday,
through to the outdoor cinema event returning to Connaught Park at the
end of August, with Deal’s annual Maritime Folk Festival at the end of
September, there’s something for everybody in the year ahead.

Extensive information about what’s on in the district can be found at
the DDC website or by popping into your local Visitor Information
Centre, where you can view the monthly events listing on display. Event
organisers can plan and promote events through DDC’s website.

Information about venues, parks and other open spaces owned by the
Council can be found at
or contact 01304 872406.

Cllr Nigel Collor, DDC Cabinet Member for Access and Property Management
said: “We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead, with something
for all the family. We are pleased to work with event organisers, and
welcome information on events, to help promote them to as wide an
audience as possible.

"It’s always a shame when people say they didn’t know events were on and
missed out. There will be many opportunities for residents and visitors
to enjoy themselves in Dover District, and we are working to let people
enjoy an event, and then know when and where the next one will be.”

For more information, please log onto the DDC website at

and click on ‘all community events’ or call the Dover VIC on (01304)