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:


Steve Barnes  (Chair)

Nick Cutmore

Jo Clark

Tony Dixon (Treasurer)

Dave Evans  (Vice Chair)

Simon Farron

John Isbell 

Rev John Musson

Kwan Phung

Abigail Rutherford  (Secretary)

Declan Wells

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 (Abigail Rutherford - chair, Dave Evans, Steve Barnes)

Road Safety (Steve Barnes)


Police matters (Jo Clark)                               

Biggin Hill Airport (Rev John Musson)


Broadband (Steve Barnes)

St Mary's Church (Rev John Musson)

Lottery (Steve Barnes/Tony Dixon - 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, website and Facebook (Steve Barnes)

Committee meetings (2022)


Tuesday 18 Jan

Friday 18 March - AGM

Tuesday 24 May

Tuesday 26 July

Tuesday 20 Sept

Tuesday 22 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)

March 2022 (AGM)

Current (2022) 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 -  stage 2 of the broadband project, to bring "full fibre" broadband to every property in Downe & Cudham



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

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.....








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