St Mary’s church
Further information – contact Rev John Musson: email@example.com
Further information – contact Glen Hanna: firstname.lastname@example.org
Downe Residents’ Association Committee
Exists to represent and improve conditions for residents as well as aim for protection of the greenbelt and conservation area. All residents of the parish are automatically members of Downe Residents’ Association. The Committee members are Dave Evans, Abigail Rutherford, Joanna Clark, Rev John Musson, Simon Farron, Declan Wells (DW), John Isbell, Kwan Phung, Tony Dixon, Nick Cutmore, Tony Young
Further information – contact: email@example.com
Downe Village Hall Trustees
The trustees manage the village hall for the community – the hall was given to the village by the Lubbock family. The trustees are Jean Rothwell, John Isbell, Steve Barnes, Sylvia Snipp, Dan Kelly, Tony Dixon, Kwan Phung, Lyulph Avebury
Further information – contact Tony Dixon (chair): firstname.lastname@example.org
Downe Village Club
The Village Club exists to raise funds for the Christmas Lights and other worthy causes – particularly via the annual Duck Race. The committee members are Natasha Brooks, Paul Gubby, Jayne Carroll, Abigail Rutherford, Kay Tremain, Karen Kroese, Jane Wells
Further information – contact Natasha Brooks (chair): email@example.com
The Lottery was originally set up to fund the heritage street lights, and continues to fund local good causes. Past funding has gone to the St Marys church, Downe Primary school, the village information board, local foodbank, Village Hall internet etc. The Lottery committee are Tony Dixon, Jim Trott, Steve Barnes
Further information – contact Tony Dixon (Lottery co-ordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Downe Orchard
The Friends group is responsible for the maintenance of the orchard, and related activities – ie harvesting and making and selling apple juice. The Friends comprise Paul Knight, Declan Wells, Julian Moore, Zoe Knight, Andrew Hinds, Nicky Howard, Dave Shilling, Frances Shilling, John Fisher, Alex Thom, Kay Tremain, Nick Cutmore, Paul Gubby, Monika Thaler, Steve Barnes, Neil Alcorn
Further information – contact the orchard e-mail: email@example.com
Friends of St Mary’s
This is a group to raise funds to support St Mary’s Church, not the daily running costs but for equipment and building maintenance. We have now been operating very successfully for 13 years, but not since the Lockdown which has curtailed our activities. We will be back in action this year.
We need more support in our activities so if you are interested please contact Julian Benington at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07777 604330.
Downe Time magazine
The quarterly village magazine has an editorial/organising committee comprising Neil Alcorn, Mary Aquilina, Nick Cutmore and Steve Barnes
Further information – contact Neil Alcorn (editor): email@example.com
Downe WI has been meeting in Downe for the last 104 years. Our main focus is the monthly meeting held on the second Tuesday in the month in the Village Hall at 2.30pm. We usually have a speaker or demonstration followed by tea and cakes. We also have groups that get together for craft, walks, art, darts, yoga, theatre, cinema. Our WI is part of a larger group of WI's in Kent called West Kent Federation and they offer many events. We also receive a magazine from the National WI giving us interesting information from all over the country. New members are very welcome.
Further information – contact Diana Davis: 01689 857085 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell ringing has been happening in Downe for hundreds of years. There are six bells, two of which are around 600 years old and one around 500 years old. The other 3 bells were added in 1903. We currently only have a small number of Downe ringers so we have teamed up with the Cudham ringers. This enables us to ring on the 1st Sunday of the month in both Downe and Cudham, as well as key dates such as Christmas and Easter. Practice sessions are on Mondays 7pm to 8.30pm. The 1st and 3rd Mondays are in Cudham, 2nd and 4th in Downe. If you like the sound of Church Bells and would like to join us or would like to find out more about the bells, we would love to hear from you.
Further information - contact Caryn Newell: email@example.com
Friends of Downe Primary School
Claire Bellinger: contact TBA
Business in Downe
This group aims to support local businesses and business people through regular networking and learning meetings. All are welcome!
Further information – contact Sally Wells (chair): firstname.lastname@example.org
Downe Art Club
Our aim is to develop creativity in a relaxed and sociable setting. We are tutor led, focusing on mainly painting and drawing, and are open to people with all levels of experience in art.
Further information - contact Janice Campbell: email@example.com
Downe Cricket Club
The club has one team and play friendly matches – mostly at the ground in Luxted Road - every Sunday during the season. Visitors are welcome
Further information – contact Bob Holden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amateur dramatics - further information TBA (at October 2023)