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Membership

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Executive Committee

Chairman

Susan Jones
Pebbles Commuity Facilities CIC
E-mail: sue@pebblescic.co.uk
Tel: 0787 545 2522
Website: www.pebblescic.co.uk

Vice-Chairman

Terry Sutton
Independent Member
E-mail: terry.sutton@route56.co.uk
Tel: 01304 820122

Treasurer

Elizabeth Dimech
E-mail: elizabethdimech@sky.com
Tel: 01304 201933 or 07712 581557

Executive Members

Cllr Mrs Burnham
Deal Town Council
E-mail: deal.town.council@deal.gov.uk
Tel: 01304 361999
Website: www.deal.gov.uk

Gareth Wiltshire
National Trust
E-mail: whitecliffs@nationaltrust.org.uk
Tel: 01304 207326 or 01304 202756
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Alyson Hudson
Port of Dover
Tel: 01304 240400
Website: www.doverport.co.uk

Mike McFarnell
White Cliffs Dover Hotel & Guest House Group
Tel: 01304 201711
E-mail: amandaguesthouse@hotmail.com
Website: www.stayindover.com.uk

Cllr John Gisbey
Sandwich Town Council
Tel: 01304 617197
E-mail: info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk
Website: www.sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

Neil McCollum
English Heritage
Tel: 01304 211067
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Graham Hutchison
Friends of Dover Castle
E-mail: chairman@dover-castle-friends.org
Website: www.dover-castle-friends.org

Minute Secretary

E-mail: wcctasecretary@dover.gov.uk

WCCTA Members

Bell Hotel

The Bell Hotel has spacious bedrooms, all en suite, are comfortably furnished with a range of facilities for relaxed modern living. All have views of the River Stour or the ancient streets and rooftops of Sandwich. For dining at The Bell choose from a menu that varies with seasonal availability, using ingredients sourced from local producers and features specialities of the area when in season including Dover Sole, lobster from St Margaret’s Bay, oysters, scallops, Romney Marsh lamb and fruits, vegetables and salads from The Garden of Kent. Ideal for golf breaks with Sandwich’s world famous link courses close by. Additional features include conference, events and banqueting facilities.

Betteshanger Park

Betteshanger Park is situated between Deal and Sandwich on the site of the former Betteshanger Colliery.  Activities at the park include walking, cycling, archery and geocaching.  Due to open in 2017 is the Kent Mining Museum housed in a new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre.

Deal & Walmer Chamber of Trade Ltd

  • 65 High Street, Deal, CT14 6EH
  • Contact: Peter Varrall (President)
  • Tel: 01304 373251

Chamber of Trade and Commerce for business in and around Deal and Walmer, providing business advice and support.

Membership small £25pa, medium £40 pa.

Deal Maritime and Local History Museum

Deal Maritime and Local History Museum is a private charitable trust, run by volunteers, and opened in 1972 by Frank Car, formerly Director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Deal Town Council

Formed in 1996, Deal Town Council publishes a Town Guide, maintains a website (www.deal.gov.uk) with pages of local attractions and events; and supports local initiatives via a Deal Tourism Forum which meets quarterly.

Dover District Council

The Tourism Unit comes within the Environment & Corporate Assets division. The unit’s remit is to develop the potential of tourism to provide sustainable economic activity and employment within the District and to market the destination White Cliffs Country.

Dover Eurochange

We are a Bureau de Change and Ferry Ticket Agency specializing in ‘better than Banks’ exchange rates and discounted ferry tickets for the Dover – Calais route.

Dover Greeters

Dover Greeters are  a team of enthusiastic local volunteers who love Dover and showing it off to visitors.  Dover Greeters meet visitors in the town, on the seafront or from cruise ships in the Market Square.  Also run guided Heritage Walks and are happy to assist other organisations by acting as marshals at events.

Dover Guest House Association

The Dover Guest House Association is an Association of quality establishments, brought together with a common goal of providing good quality accommodation to the travelling public, whether on business or pleasure. All establishments provide a warm welcome and clean, comfortable, quality accommodation.

We support wholeheartedly the efforts made by the White Cliffs Country Tourism Alliance and the different Tourism related bodies, including Dover District Council, to increase visitors to the area.

Please visit our website: www.doveraccommodation.co.uk

Dover Museum

  • Market Square, Dover, CT16 1PH
  • Tel: 01304 201066 Fax: 01304 241186
  • Website: www.dovermuseum.co.uk
  • Contact: Jon Iveson

Dover Museum manages three museum sites and attractions in the district. It is responsible for collecting and interpreting the history and natural history of Dover and the Dover District Council area. Since November 1999 it has also housed the Dover Bronze Age Boat Gallery featuring the world’s oldest sea going boat. It provides temporary exhibitions, special events, education services, object enquiries and advises independent museums throughout the district.

Dover Society

The Dover Society is the town’s Civic group with about 450 members. It is affiliated to the Civic Trust and is involved in promoting good town planning. The objectives of the Society are to inform the public in the geography, history, archaeology and architecture of the area.

Dover Town Council

  • Council Offices, Maison Dieu House, Biggin Street, Dover, CT16 1DW
  • Tel: 01304 242625 Fax: 01304 241445
  • Website: www.dovertowncouncil.gov.uk
  • Contact: Chairman of Town & Environment Committee

Dover Town Council was established in May 1996 to provide community representation and local administration for the Town of Dover. It is an entirely separate autonomous unit of Local Government representing a population of just over 28,000 persons and an electorate of 21,000 persons. Through its Councillors, Committee and Officers, the Town Council promotes the cultural, commercial, social and environmental interests of Dover and its townspeople.

Dover Transport Museum

The Museum is now firmly established in its new premises in Willingdon Road, Whitfield.

The best of the old museum has been joined by many new exhibits to create an exciting new attraction in White Cliffs Country.

Dunkerleys Restaurant & Hotel

Come and enjoy the finest local seafood, the restaurant is recommended by the major food guides. The Hotel now fully refurbished 4 of the sixteen bedrooms have spa baths and kingsize beds all fully modernized. Eat al fresco, relax and let the world go by on our sea view terrace.

East Kent Railway Trust

Small heritage railway in Kent countryside.  Visitors can ride the restored heritage trains between Shepherdswell and Eythorne, near Dover, a distance of two miles.  The railway runs most Sundays throughout the year - please check website for timetable. Our cafe and woodland walks are open throughout the year from Tuesday - Sunday.

English Heritage – Kent Sites

English Heritage is a Government body which cares for and maintains over 400 historic properties throughout the country. Walmer Castle and Gardens are situated on the coast South of Deal on the A258.

Built by Henry VIII in 1539, Walmer Castle has been transformed into an elegant stately home. Enjoy a walk through the gardens followed by refreshments in the tea rooms.

Farthingloe B&B

Georgian farmhouse set in 48 acres of grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rooms all individually decorated in country style, with a comfortable atmosphere and substantial breakfasts.

Friends of Dover Castle

Goodnestone Park

Goodnestone Park Gardens is now one of the finest gardens in the South East with 14 acres of terraced lawns, woodland and walled garden. There are connections with Jane Austen who visited Goodnestone many times as her brother married a daughter of the house.

Recently an Arboretum of ¾ acres has been planted with rare trees and shrubs.

Honorary Member – Terry Sutton

Freelance journalist, having retired from Dover Express after 45 years. An independent member of WCCTA; Press Officer The Dover Society; Founder member and Honorary member of WCCTA; Press Officer Dover Rotary Club; helped set up the Cruise Welcome Group; Trustee Dover Patrol memorial at St Margaret’s Bay.

National Trust

The National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation charity. They own 5½ miles of the White Cliffs of Dover including the South Foreland Lighthouse and the White Cliffs Visitor Centre. For further information telephone: 01304 202756.

Pebbles Community Facilities CIC

Pines Garden / Pines Tea Room & Museum

The Pines Garden: Open undulating organic 6-acre parkland, trees, shrubs and secluded areas. Rolling paths, lake, grass labyrinth, roundhouse shelter, famous Oscar Nemon statue of Winston Churchill. Ample seating and picnic area. Open all year.

Within the garden is the Pines Calyx, an award winning state of the art eco-venue for conferences and weddings. The Pines Calyx is built of rammed chalk with vaulted Catalan domes covered in grass.

Also on site is a tea room and museum with links to Noel Coward and Ian Fleming. Please ring for opening times.

Full disabled facilities at all venues.

Port of Dover

The Port of Dover operates Europe’s busiest ferry port, one of Northern Europe’s biggest cruise ports and a 400 berth marina. It is also landlord to a number of seafront properties. The Board, which employs approximately 650 staff, plays an active role in the local economy and the promotion of White Cliffs Country to its markets worldwide.

Ramada Hotel

The Ramada Hotel Dover is a modern 4 Star Hotel set in a quiet garden location, alongside the A2 between Dover and Canterbury. It is just five minutes drive to Dover’s Ferry and Cruise Terminals, Dover Castle, the Town Centre and the World Famous White Cliffs.

The Hotel offers the highest quality of accommodation, personal service and facilities including a choice of 68 en-suite rooms – standard, family or executive, all offering tea, coffee and biscuits, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 24 hour room service and extensive in-room entertainment.

The facilities at the Hotel include the comfortable Octagon Bar, leading out onto the garden and the high quality Olive Tree Restaurant. In addition to this there is a Costa Coffee Lounge for a superb cup of coffee and light snack and a Mini Gym.

The Ramada provides free parking, a free WiFi internet service for guests and hotel visitors.

The Ramada is the perfect location for your wedding, conference, banquet or trade show with a choice of meeting rooms together with The Grand Marquee which can accommodate up 290 people for a wedding or banquet.

Sandwich Town Council

The Town Council is a member of the Association in an effort to promote tourism in Sandwich and the district. It manages and co-funds the Tourist Information Centre and maintains Sandwich Guildhall Museum and Archives. It provides tours of the Guildhall and assists with the management of the Pfizer Monks Wall Nature Reserve, Gazen Salts Nature Reserve and the White Mill Folk Museum.

The Churches Conservation Trust - South East

National charity which cares for five churches in White Cliffs Country.

Tours of the Realm

PRIVATE, CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN, SIGHTSEEING TOURS OF RURAL AND HISTORIC BRITAIN for small and exclusive groups of up to 5 people. Book a half-day or full-day tour and visit the historic houses, fairytale castles, gorgeous gardens and ancient villages to be found in the Garden of England.

Tailored to the interests of the client, personalized itineraries allow the time to uncover the hidden treasures of this fascinating county.

  • Travel in comfort and at your own pace with your personal lady driver.
  • Itineraries for touring further afield in Great Britain can be organized on request.
  • Transfers from Dover Cruise Terminal to the London Airports available on request.

Varne Ridge Holiday Park

A small secluded family run holiday park with panoramic views over the channel and "Winner of the South East England Tourist Board Millenium Holiday Park of 2000".

White Cliffs Dover Hotel & Guest House Group

  • East Lee Guest House, 108 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, CT16 1RT
  • Tel: 01304 210176
  • E-mail: elgh@eclipse.co.uk
  • Contact: Mrs Patricia Knight

A random choice of accommodation – selection changed daily.

Group website: www.stayindover.co.uk

For accommodation listing for all members

A group comprising the majority of hotels and guesthouses in White Cliffs Country. Formed for mutual benefit, support and exchange of views and ideas. The group provides a professional and economic advertising outlet reaching a wide market. Close links with DDC and local tourist orientated businesses and organizations.