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  • Christmas Lights Ceremony at Community Centre

    Christmas Lights Ceremony at Community Centre

    22nd October 2017

    4.30pm Saturday 2nd December DOWNSWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE FREE ADMISSION MULLED WINE + Mince Pies ...

  • Plans for Downswood Diggers to clear SSSi, care to join us?

    Plans for Downswood Diggers to clear SSSi, care to join us?

    12th October 2017

    You are welcome to help us tidy up the SSSI. It's the footpath round the side of Murrain Drive. The steps up the side of the Spot to the Otham field. It's a very special area and needs to be protected and looked after. We are meeting at 10am Saturday the 28th of October. Bring gardening gloves,...

  • Congratulations

    18th September 2017

    Congratulations to Councillor Kate Pearson and her husband, Mathew, on their recent wedding.   Wishing you both every happiness! From now on, Kate's new surname is Alden-Morris. ...

  • Councillor Vacancy

    9th August 2017

    Due to the recent resignation of Scott Carmichael, we have a vacancy. If you are interested in becoming a councillor and would like more information, please contact Teresa, the Parish Clerk. We thank Scott for all his help over the past few years and wish him good luck with his impending move....

  • New minibus service

    7th March 2017

    A new minibus service has been put in place to help Downswood residents access the surgery at Northumberland Road.  Details of this can be found in the flyer here. We are grateful to County Councillor Gary Cooke for providing this service. ...

  • Parish Council Update

    1st March 2017

    Our County Councillor, Gary Cooke, regularly attends Parish Council meetings. He is very active within our community and supports our residents in many different ways. Read his latest update here. ...

  • Christmas lights switched on!

    3rd December 2016

    Thank you to all those who joined us in switching on the Downswood Christmas lights! The choir sang, Father Christmas visited, mince pies eaten and mulled wine consumed! This event is put on for free by your Parish Council - if you weren’t able to attend why not come along next...

  • Old Church Road footpath

    26th November 2016

    I would like to thank the efforts of the Downswood Parish council group the "Downswood Diggers" for clearing the Old Church Road footpath today. We are 2 thirds completed. If you are interested in joining this group we will keep you posted on here about future plans to make Downswood a better...

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  • Foxden Drive play area officially opened

    26th September 2016

    We're so pleased that the new Foxden Drive play area is now finished and was officially opened on Saturday.  Sophie Lawrie, now 15, wrote to Maidstone Borough Council 6 years ago about the condition of play equipment in Foxden Drive, even organising a petition! Finally, after much...

  • Olympicnic 2016

    16th July 2016

    What a wonderful day at the Olympicnic. Thanks to all of you that turned up. We had a lovely time. We hope you did. Special thanks to Councillor Simon Roberts for organising such a fantastic event. Downswood at it's best. ...

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