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Wasps' Nest - Mallards Way Park
10th October 2019

Local Government Brexit Bulletin
13th September 2019

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28th June 2019

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Additional buses running

Two additional buses now run on Mondays to Fridays at 1745 hours from Downswood to Maidstone and at 1811 hours from Maidstone Bus Station to Downswood.

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  • Wasps' Nest - Mallards Way Park

    10th October 2019

     Maidstone Borough Council will be installing a five meter cordon inside the wooden entrance gate at Mallards, close to the edge of the water.    This is to keep people away from the wasps' nest that has been found there.   Unfortunately it is not possible to treat the nest due to chemical contamination with the water course.  The nest will need to follow its natural course and should be dormant within 2 weeks. ...

  • Local Government Brexit Bulletin

    13th September 2019

    Local Government Brexit Bulletin news article ·‘Get Ready for Brexit’, is running across television, radio, social media, billboards and other platforms and more information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/brexit. ...

  • Wasps Nest - All clear

    7th August 2019

     The wasps nest at Mallards Way has been treated and the area has been given the all clear by Maidstone Borough Council. ...

  • Olympicnic - 7 September 2019

    31st July 2019

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  • KCC Consumer Alerts

    28th June 2019

    Register with KCC and receive alerts about scams, doorstep criminals and doorstep sellers from KCC Trading Standards. https://kent.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ce287... Read the latest alerts Driveways & Gardening Scam Alert Doorstep Crime - Roofing scam HMRC Scams Scams awareness and how...

  • Annual Parish Meeting 4 June at 8 pm

    17th May 2019

    Downswood Annual Parish meeting will take place on Tuesday, 4 June at 8 pm in the Lounge of the Community Centre This meeting is open to all residents. Please see the agenda for more information. APM 19.pdf ...

  • DPC April Meeting now 09.04.19

    7th March 2019

    Please note,  DPC will now be meeting on 9 April, not the originally advertised date of 2 April Apologies for any inconvenience caused. ...

  • Tree/Pond Warden Required

    24th January 2019

    This is a voluntary position – although a small honorarium may be offered – with training and support available. Further information can be found at: https://kenttreeandpondpartnership.wordpress.com There are well over 140 Tree Wardens, and just under 100 Pond Wardens, currently in Kent....

  • DPC 5 Feb Meeting

    5th December 2018

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  • KALC Community Awards Scheme

    6th November 2018

    KALC Community Award.pdf ...

  • Road Safety Meeting 20.11.18 at 8 pm

    24th October 2018

    20 November - 8 pm   Downswood Community Centre In response to concerns expressed by residents, our Kent County Councillor Gary Cooke has kindly arranged a meeting on Tuesday 20th November at the Downswood Community Centre to present different options for traffic calming within Downswood. ...

  • New Arriva No 4 Bus Timetable

    6th August 2018

    New Bus Time Table. Arriva Service 4 has been revised and will run from Maidstone to Downswood via Ashford Road and Madginford instead of via Armstrong Road and Shepway. It will run every thirty minutes on Monday to Saturday. In Maidstone Bus Station, Service 4 buses will depart from Stop...

  • Colouring in competition

    Colouring in competition

    24th May 2018

    We thought it would be nice to have a colouring in competition for the little ones at this years summer fete at the community centre. You can download and print the picture(Here on site) by right clicking or you can wait until the day where the Downswood Parish Council stall will have copies for...

  • DPC Annual Meeting

    1st May 2018

    The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will take place at 8pm in the Community Centre We look forward to seeing you there ...

  • Communities Defeat Terrorism

    18th April 2018

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  • Considerate Parking

    11th January 2018

    With parking in Downswood at a premium, may we respectfully ask that if forced to park on the public highway, you ensure there is plenty of space for emergency vehicles to pass – particularly on some of the smaller, congested side roads. Where applicable, try to keep vehicles off the highway...

  • 2nd December 2017

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  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

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