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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
Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer - Mrs Teresa Irving
Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer - Mrs Teresa Irving

If you have a question or comments for Downswood Parish Council, please contact the Clerk: Mrs Teresa Irving, 7 Firs Close, Greenacres, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7LH or telephone 01622 717466 or click here to send an email.



If you have a question or comments for Downswood Parish Council, please contact the Clerk: Mrs Teresa Irving, 7 Firs Close, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7LH or telephone 01622 717466 or click here to send an email. these volunteers play a vital role at the ‘grass roots’ level of Government and all are unpaid. They have either been co-opted or elected onto the Parish Council and as such, are holders of public office.

Cllr Gordon Newton - Chairman
Cllr Gordon Newton - Chairman

Joined the Parish Council in March 2018

(Committee responsibilities; Planning/Transportation (advisory only), Police, Finance, Governance Review)

Also Ward Member for Downswood & Otham/Member of Maidstone Borough Council

Cllr Roz Cheesman - Vice Chairman
Cllr Roz Cheesman - Vice Chairman

Became Parish Councillor in 1985

(Committee Responsibilities; Social, Kent Association of Local Councils, Open Spaces, Joint Parishes Group)

Cllr Kate Alden-Morris
Cllr Kate Alden-Morris

Joined the Parish Council during 2016.(Committee responsibilities; Planning/Transportation, Open Spaces, Police, Social, Finance, Governance Review).

Cllr Anne-Marie Butler
Cllr Anne-Marie Butler

Joined the Parish Council during 2007.(Committee responsibilities; Social, School, Kent Association of Local Councils, Finance, Governance Review).

Cllr Pete Fincham
Cllr Pete Fincham

Joined the Parish Council during 2016

(Committee responsibilities;  Planning & Transportation, DCA.).

Raj(aratnam) Rajalingam
Raj(aratnam) Rajalingam

Joined the Parish Council in March 2018

(Committee responsibilities; Planning/Transport)

Sam(antha) Brooks
Sam(antha) Brooks

Rejoined the Parish Council in 2020.

(Committee responsibilities; Planning/Transportation, Open Spaces) 

John Everett
John Everett

Joined the Parish Council September 2021

(Committee responsibilities: Open Spaces/ Social Committee)