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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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  • Speedwatch Initiative

    19th April 2024

    The Parish Council has been contacted by PC James Phillips, who is inquiring whether residents would be interested in participating in a Community Speedwatch initiative. This program requires a team of local residents who are willing to volunteer a small amount of time each week. Volunteers...

  • Tree works - Spot Lane Nature Reserve

    16th April 2024

    An update from Maidstone Borough Council. Following a survey at Spot Lane Local Nature Reserve a number of trees have been highlighted as needing work to maintain a balance for public safety and good forestry management – as such MBC’s contractor with be on site at various times over the...

  • Notes - Bellway Homes Meeting 25.03.24

    11th April 2024

    Notes - Bellway Homes Meeting 25.03.24 ...

  • Maidstone Borough Local Plan Review 2021-2038 Adoption

    3rd April 2024

    Adoption of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan Review The Maidstone Borough Local Plan Review and associated Policies Map were adopted by the Council at its meeting on 20th March 2024. The Local Plan Review provides a comprehensive planning framework for the borough for the period 2021 to 2038. ...

  • Suspect arrested after series of thefts

    28th February 2024

    We have been asked by Kent Police to share the following link: Suspect arrested after series of thefts from cars in Maidstone | Kent Police Sharing information on Facebook will NOT necessarily reach the Police, or help with investigations. Please report all non emergency crimes to 101,...

  • Kent Police and Crime Commissioner's Winter Newsletter

    27th February 2024

    Kent Police and Crime Commissioner's Newsletterwinter_newsletter_2024946.pdf ...

  • Crime Roundup

    19th February 2024

    Downswood Parish Council is proud of our successful partnership with other agencies, particularly the Police, in maintaining the safety of Downswood throughout 2023. The low crime figures, as indicated on the Kent Police website, reflect the effectiveness of these collaborative efforts. ...

  • Spot Lane Nature Reserve

    14th February 2024

    Outline Project Plan The following has been presented to Maidstone Borough Council Green Spaces Manager and following a very successful meeting have agreed to take this forward. Exciting news and updates will appear as we go forwards.  Spot Lane Nature Reserve presents an...

  • Police Newsletters

    12th February 2024

    Rural Policing & Rural Task Force Newsletters: Rural Mattersjanuary_2024_ monthly_report___rtf972.pdf ...

  • Deringwood Drive/Willington Street Road Works

    2nd February 2024

    Information provided from Walkers Construction: We are planning to start works on the 12/02/2024.  We will be installing 3-way lights so we can have lane closures for when we are working to protect the work force on the junction of Willington street and Deringwood Drive. ...

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