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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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  • 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 ...

  • Downswood Annual Parish Meeting

    22nd February 2024

    DOWNSWOOD ANNUAL PARISH MEETING To be held at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 2 April 2024 at Downswood Community Centre ALL RESIDENTS ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND An agenda will be published closer to the date of the meeting ...

  • 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. ...

  • Speed Survey Results

    1st February 2024

    The following results are from the speed survey that was requested by Downswood Parish Council for Deringwood Drive, Church Road and Willington Street. The survey was carried out over 7 days, commencing 25 November '23. The results are summarised as follows: Willington Street...

  • Post Office Closure (temporary?) - Ashford Rd, Bearsted

    19th January 2024


  • 30 MPH Extension - Church Road

    20th December 2023

    As from 22 December 2023, the 30 MPH Speed Limit for Church Road, Otham will be extended by 211 metres in a southerly direction to the entrance to Squerryes Oast. RTO Order RTO Map ...

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