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  • Cllr Gordon Newton (left) - DPC Chair & Boro Cllr, Jim Carmichael (right) - Volunteer
  • Enjoying a picnic
  • Encouraging the Tug-of-War Teams
  • Showing strength in the Tug-of-War
  • Piggy Back Race

Latest News

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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  • Anti-Social Behaviour

    14th May 2021

    The Parish Council continues to work closely with PCSO Kirsty Greaves in tackling the recent anti-social behaviour problems. Cllr Gordon Newton has held talks with the Police, Kent Crime Reduction, Maidstone Borough Council and Bearsted Parish Council to tackle the issues. This remains ongoing. ...

  • Keeping the parish clean and tidy

    14th May 2021

    Litter reduction continues in the parish. New volunteers assist DPC’s own litter picker and the regular team of volunteers as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Thank you and well done to everyone in keeping the parish clean and tidy. ...

  • Dog Waste

    14th May 2021

    Please remove your dog waste by collecting in a bag and disposing of it in the appropriate bin.  You must pick up after your dog. If you don’t you may get a fine or even be prosecuted.  ...

  • DPC return to face-to-face meetings

    14th May 2021

    The Parish Council will return to face-to face meetings at the Community Centre on Tuesday 22 June at 8 pm.  Face masks must be worn and social distancing will be strictly followed. ...

  • Church Road - Decision

    7th January 2021

    Very sorry to report that we have today been advised of the Planning Inspector's decision regards 421 dwellings on Church Road, Otham. Regret to advise that the Inspector has overruled Members of Maidstone Borough Council and allowed the appeal by Bellway Homes. We are all gutted after so much...

  • Christmas Carols and Lights - Sat 7 Dec at 4.30 pm

    Christmas Carols and Lights - Sat 7 Dec at 4.30 pm

    25th November 2019


  • Christmas Bazaar - 30 Nov 2 pm

    18th November 2019

     Christmas Bazaar - 30 Nov 2 pm news article 2019 bazaar poster.doc ...

  • 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...

  • 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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