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

The committee members are:


Steve Barnes  (Chair)

Tony Dixon (Treasurer)

Dave Evans  (Vice Chair)

Simon Farron

John Isbell 

Kerry Judd

Rev John Musson

Kwan Phung

Abigail Rutherford  (Secretary)

Cllr Richard Scoates

In addition, various "portfolio" responsibilities are spread amongst the committee:

Planning sub-committee (Abigail Rutherford - chair, Dave Evans, Steve Barnes)

Road Safety (Steve Barnes, Kerry Judd)


Police matters (Dave Evans)                               

Biggin Hill Airport (Rev John Musson)


Broadband (Steve Barnes)

St Mary's Church (Rev John Musson)

Lottery (Steve Barnes - part of the separate Lottery Committee -  see Lottery page)


Orchard (Steve Barnes -  part of the separate Friends of Downe Orchard Committee -  see Orchard page)

Village School (Rev John Musson)                                


Village Hall (Tony Dixon)                                              

Downe Mailing (Steve Barnes)

Website (Steve Barnes)

Committee meetings (2020)


Tuesday 21 Jan

Friday 20 March (AGM) - postponed

Tuesday 19 May  -  cancelled

Tuesday 21 July  -  by "Zoom" video conference

Tuesday 22 Sept

Tuesday 24 Nov


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)



September 2020







July 2020

January 2020

November 2019

September 2019




July 2019


Mar 2019 (election of officers)





Mar 2019 (AGM)

Current (summer 2020) key issues / projects

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

Communications  -  funding Downe Mailing, and the Downe website


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

Water pressure reduction -  the Residents' Association has lobbied Thames Water, resulting in a project to install a pressure reducing valve for Downe to reduce the frequency of mains bursts

Downe Information Board  -  now installed in the village centre

Fibre Broadband -  stage 2 of the broadband project, to bring "full fibre" broadband to every property in the village

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

Landway -   Public Right of Way application

Committee reports

Road safety plan for Downe village - this is a document discussing possible speed restrictions in and around the village.   If there is popular support, this report will be used as the start of discussions with Bromley Council.    Resident's comments are welcomed (please use the contact/Get in Touch panel below):




Additional "Unsuitable for HGVs signs" report - submitted to Bromley Council in May 2019




Notes of a meeting (26 November 2019) with Bromley Council on road disruptions

Other committee documents:


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








Fill in the relevant contact box below to send an e-mail to Steve Barnes (Residents' Association chair and webmaster)

If you wish to join Downe Mailing, please use the brown button at the very bottom of this page, not this contact form

to Steve Barnes

Get In Touch

Downe mailing


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