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25

Jul 2019

Downley Resident wins RED Kite gardening award

Red Kite resident William Banning, who lives in Downley, was honoured with the Master Gardener title.
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23

Jul 2019

Downley Theatre Group latest

The Theatre Group is arranging a trip to Mamma Mia. See details below.
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22

Jul 2019

Downley comes third in the best kept village competition

In the 2019 Pushman Cup (the best-kept village) Downley scored 86, only two marks behind the winner, Burnham who scored 88. Chalfont St Peter scored 87 and was Runner-Up.
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11

Jul 2019

Arsonists strike at derelict house in Downley

FIREFIGHTERS from High Wycombe went to a derelict house at Plomer Hill, Downley on Tuesday evening after multiple fires started on the ground floor.
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05

Jul 2019

Dead woman named

The dead woman found behind St James' Church has been identified by Buckinghamshire Coroner's Court as 44-year-old Mary McCarthy from High Wycombe.
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03

Jul 2019

Woman's body found behind St James church

A 44-year-old woman from High Wycombe was sadly found dead in the woods close to St James’ Church in Plomer Hill, Downley, on the evening of Wednesday, June 26.
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08

May 2019

Gunshots heard at house in Grays Lane

Forensics and police officers set up a scene watch at a house in Grays Lane after panicked neighbours called 999 after hearing gunshots at around 12.40am on Monday morning.
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22

Apr 2019

Old Post Office wins house-building award

Three cottages built on the site of the old Post Office in the village conservation area close to the common at Downley have been voted the best new small housing development across six counties. The row of three brick and flint terraced houses built by a local family-owned company called Christine Homes has won the regional heats in its category for this year’s Local Authority Building Excellence Awards.
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04

Mar 2019

Theatre Group Outing

See below for details of the next outing to "A German Life" at the Bridge Theatre.
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07

Feb 2019

School Governor Vacancy

The Downley School Governing Board is currently recruiting Co-opted Governors and we are particularly looking for volunteers to join us with skill sets and experience in Education, Finance and Health and Safety.
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Feb 2019

01

Feb 2019

Waitrose "Community Matters" scheme

The Community Library have been accepted by Waitrose for their Community Matters token scheme for this month, if you shop there please remember to ask for your tokens!
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10

Nov 2018

Theatre Group Outings

Latest Theatre Group Outing
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30

Oct 2018

County Council Budget Consultation

All residents are encouraged to participate in Bucks County Council budget consultation. Click on "more" for details and a link.
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12

Sep 2018

Theatre Group Outings

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09

Jul 2018

Water shortages in Downley

Some parts of Downley Are without water so residents are advised to keep water consumption to a minimum.
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21

Jun 2018

Downley oldest resident turns 106

Gwen Snook, Red Kite Community Housing’s oldest tenant, celebrated her 106th birthday on Friday 15th June with a tea party in her honour.
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15

Jun 2018

Hillclimb win "UK Garage of the Year" award

Hillclimb Garage in Downley has scooped a national prize and picked up the coveted Garage Of The Year UK award which was sponsored by the Independent Garage Association in association with Automechanika show.
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19

May 2018

'Neglected' park in Downley will be sorted out, council promises

Work will finally start to maintain a community park that a resident says has been “neglected” for months.
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19

Apr 2018

First Barry Gay Memorial Walk Attracts a Crowd

Around 50 walkers accompanied Simply Walk for the First Barry Gay Memorial Walk on the 19th March.
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Apr 2018

12

Apr 2018

Renewed Calls for NHW in Downley

Calls have been made for the return of a neighbourhood watch scheme in Downley after a supermarket staff member was left with a head injury following an armed robbery.
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10

Apr 2018

Attack by armed robbers at the Co-op

A supermarket staff member was left with a head injury after armed robbers broke in and stole cash in Downley. Two men walked into the Co-op on Plomer Green Lane on Sunday morning at around 6.30am and assaulted the staff there before fleeing the scene with cash.
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Mar 2018

01

Mar 2018

Handycross Weekend Closure Postponed

Due to the poor weather forecast, the remaining works at the Handy Cross roundabout for this weekend have been cancelled (Friday 2 to Monday 5 March). We will be working with Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council and Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead to re-programme the outstanding works as soon as possible.
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04

Dec 2017

Information Wanted

Has anyone been involved in a collision (or near collision) along the stretch of Plomer Green Lane from where the old Downley farm used to be on the left, past the turning for M&J Motors on the right and up towards the cricket pitch?
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08

Nov 2017

Downley Theatre Group - Kinky Boots

Another theatre group outing to Kinky Boots. See below
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09

Oct 2017

Downley Theatre Group - More Outings

"An American in Paris" and "42nd Street"
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28

Sep 2017

South Bucks Start stops door to door distribution

The South Bucks Star has ceased door to door distribution.
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21

Sep 2017

Upgrade promised for Downley buses

Steve Baker's meeting with Arriva Buses resulted in the promise of an improvement to the reliability of the Downley service 30 route.
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