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Residents' Association


The aim of Downe Residents' Association is to maintain the feel of our historic village and to improve facilities for the benefit of all residents.  All residents of Downe parish are automatically members of the Residents' Association, and the Committee aim to represent all residents interests.

The committee members are:


Nick Cutmore

Jo Clark

Dave Evans 

Simon Farron

Rev John Musson

Kwan Phung

Declan Wells

Tony Young

The committee is pleased to also have our guest -  Cllr Jonathan Andrews - attend their meetings on behalf of Bromley Council


Various "portfolio" responsibilities are spread amongst the committee:

Planning sub-committee 

Road Safety 


Police matters (Jo Clark)                               

Biggin Hill Airport (non-committee member Zoe Knight attends Biggin Hill Airport Consultative Committee)

St Mary's Church (Rev John Musson)



Village School (Rev John Musson)                                


Village Hall                                               

Downe Mailing, website and Facebook

Committee meetings (2023)


           Tues 31 Jan

         Weds 22 March (AGM)

         Tues 23 May

         Tues 18 July

         Tues 19 September

         Tues 21 November


Constitution of the Residents' Association

On the 15 May 2018, a special EGM voted in a new constitution.   The first version (version 1) was adopted on condition further recommended changes from residents were subsequently made.   At the AGM on 29 March 2019, a new version (incorporating those changes) was approved - this is below.

Committee meeting minutes

(copies of minutes not available here can be obtained from the Webmaster - contact below)

Current (2023) key issues / projects

(for more information, contact the Residents' Association via the contact form below)

Planning -  the ongoing monitoring of all planning applications in Downe submitted to Bromley Council



Fibre Broadband -  now complete


Road Safety (including parking) -  lobbying Bromley Council for road safety improvements (see report in panel below)

Past projects led by the Committee

  • Implementation of heritage street lights (instead of modern steel units)

  • Assets of Community Value status applied on George & Dragon and the Queen's Head

  • Biggin Hill airshow -  discounted residents tickets / privileged access

  • Implementation of the Downe information board (village green)

  • Landway PROW application

  • Assisted in setting up the co-ordination team to look after vulnerable villagers during the pandemic

  • Thames Water pressure reduction system

  • Fast broadband (stage 1 – with £65,000 from Bromley Council) implemented

  • Fibre broadband (stage 2) implemented

  • Constant involvement in trying to solve stray dogs problems

Downe Conservation Area Policy

Issued by Bromley Council in 2009 - covers the "dos and don'ts of the Conservation Area

Committee reports

Road safety plan for Downe village - The Downe Residents' Association Committee has been lobbying Bromley Council for some years about road safety improvements in the area, and a number of requests have been made. We have had only limited success, but are still trying. With some recent incidents in Shire Lane, it was decided to put all the requests and reports to the Council into one single document. So, everything created since 2019 is now in one place. This document has been presented to Bromley Council, and hopefully will form some sort of plan for our area, and focus discussions with the Council.

Other committee documents:


Residents' Association planning -  the approach the committee takes is in this document.....






Two motions (preservation of Green Belt and Biggin Hill airport - voted on at every AGM)



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