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The Mini Virtual Festival starts here, we are looking for Art, Scarecrows, Gardens and Sunflowers. Find out more below and perhaps enter your Art and Scarecrow Selfies too.

The ’show will go on’, albeit a virtual one, complete with an online Gallery. After all, the urge to be creative is always there and with so many activities currently denied to us, expressing yourself artistically need not be one of them. There will be no formal judging or media categories, just a public vote, as all the work will be in the form of photographs.

Find out more and enter your Artwork here

You’ve guessed it, it's scarecrow season again and this year we need your help to make it bigger and better than ever!

Find out more and enter your Scarecrow Selfie here

For many people the garden has been a welcome distraction while they can’t work, and for those still working long hours, somewhere to lose yourself when you have a moment or two.

Find out more and share your garden here


The Downley Community is pulling together, we have some truly amazing residents around us. Not only are there the Street Reps but also the co-ordinators that get these things organised, Unsung Heroes one and all.

Please remember to treat them with the respect they deserve, they are here to help and they will be the ones that make the difference to you and your families. You can contact your Street Rep here, Please remember that the Rep may change due to isolation and if your street is not listed, you may feel that you are the ideal candidate to help. If so please contact, Please do not use this email if you already have a Street Rep.

Please stay safe and stay in doors, Help the NHS by minimising the contagion and staying away from others.


The latest Village news is now available to download here. The print edition will not be distributed to every household but will be available for collection in shops throughout Downley. A copy will be provided to vulnerable or self-isolating households by street reps next week - please ask your street rep.
We hope to revert to the normal print edition to every house by the time of the autumn edition in August.