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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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  • Telecoms Apparatus Proposal

    17th March 2023

    A pre- application consultation has been received by the Parish Council today for telecommunications apparatus.  The proposal is for a 15m tower and three cabinets to be sited on Deringwood Drive, adjacent to The Spires shops. A formal planning application will be submitted to the...

  • Local Government Elections 2023

    10th March 2023

    The following timetable provides the dates for the forthcoming parish elections. Local Gvmt Election Timetable Further information is available from the link below: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-england ...

  • Temp Road Closure - Gore Court Rd, Otham

    8th March 2023

    Temporary Road Closure - Gore Court Road, Maidstone - 26th April 2023 (Maidstone District) It will be necessary to close part of Gore Court Road, Maidstone from 26th April 2023, with estimated completion by 28th April 2023. Gore Court Road, Maidstone will be closed between the junctions of...

  • Annual Parish Meeting 04.04.23

    3rd March 2023

    The Downswood Annual Parish meeting will be held on Tuesday, 4 April at 7.45 pm in the Lounge of the Community Centre.   This meeting is open to all residents and parish representatives. The agenda is below: Annual Parish Meeting 2023 ...

  • Emergency Rd Closure - Church Rd, Otham

    1st March 2023

    KENT COUNTY COUNCIL CHURCH ROAD, OTHAM TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14 (2) Kent County Council gives notice that Church Road, Otham will be closed to through traffic, on or after 1st March 2023 for up to 21 days. The road will be...

  • Willington Street Closure Postponed

    1st March 2023

    Update regarding proposed evening closure of Willington Street from 6 March 2023. Official confirmation received from KCC Streetworks this afternoon as follows: 'The original plans are not going forward, and Willington Street will not be closed in March. If any further amendments...

  • KENT PCC NEWS Victim Voice Special edition

    9th February 2023

    The attached is a Special Edition Newsletter about a new initiative the Kent PCC has launched: Victim Voice. Victim Voice (kent-pcc.gov.uk) The Police & Crime Commissioner wants to encourage people to be aware of victims' rights. It's one of the recommendations...

  • Notes from meeting with Bellway Homes 18.01.23

    9th February 2023

    Notes from meeting Bellway Homes 18.01.23 Note re pile driving.  DPC was subsequently advised that the pile driving has been delayed as is now due to start week commencing 13.02.23 ...

  • No 4 Bus Timetable (19.02.23)

    30th January 2023

    The revised Number 4 bus timetable commencing 19.02.23 is below: https://api.arrivabus.co.uk/ro... ...

  • Temporary Footpath Closure

    27th January 2023

    Notice of the intention to make an Order to temporarily close Public Footpath KM86 in the Parishes of Otham and Downswood(Public Footpath KM86) Kent County Council intends to make an Order the effect of which is to temporarily close Public Footpath KM86 between Church Road and...

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Cllr Gordon Newton (left) - DPC Chair & Boro Cllr, Jim Carmichael (right) - Volunteer
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