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11

Jun 2021

Death Notice: Christine Jean Audcent

David would like to inform all friends in Downley that Christine sadly passed away on the 2nd June. Chris had very many happy memories living and working in the Community spanning 48 years and particularly through her involvement with the Coffee Stop.
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08

Feb 2021

Deborah Brewer dies aged 95

Deborah Brewer, a previous editor of the Downley Village News has died at the age of 95. The funeral will be held at the Woodlands burial site in Seer Green on 26 Feb 2021 at 1pm preceded by the cortege around Downley Village from 12pm.
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04

Feb 2021

Petition for new GP in Downley and Disraeli

A CAMPAIGN for a new GP surgery to satisfy an ‘unmet need’ in Wycombe has been revived – but the location remains a mystery.
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31

Jan 2021

Roadworks on Downley High Street

During the course of this week, Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out work at the following locations as part of the Strategic Highway Maintenance Programme.
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01

Jan 2020

Eric and Anthea Hardy

HARDY Eric Edward and Anthea Evelyn Died within a week of one another in December 2020, both peacefully in their home of nearly 70 years on Downley Common, aged respectively 94 and 92.
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05

Nov 2020

Appeal For Witnesses Following A Burglary In Downley

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Downley. Between 10.30pm on 2nd November 2020 and 8.30 am on the 3rd November 2020 offenders gained entry to a house in Commonside.
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23

Jun 2020

Burglars steal handbag, laptop and car

A car was stolen after burglars broke into a house in Southview and snatched a handbag and a laptop in the early hours of this morning.
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23

Jun 2020

Downley School vandalised for a second time

Staff have been left "distraught" after their school was targeted by vandals again.
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31

May 2020

Primary school is forced into U-turn

The Downley School which proposed bringing the summer holidays forward to June so lessons can re-start in August was forced into u-turn after a furious reaction by parents.
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20

May 2020

Food Bank featured on BBC Three Counties Radio

The Downley Disraeli Food Bank was featured on BBC Three Counties Radio this morning
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06

May 2020

Ross Kemp spotted filming in Downley

Ross Kemp was spotted filming in Downley yesterday evening. The actor and investigative journalist was seen filming in Littleworth Road on Monday evening (May 4).
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15

Apr 2020

Emergency services called after late-night fire in Downley

More than 20 phone calls were made to the emergency services after a shed and a fence caught on fire in Downley on Sunday evening.
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11

Apr 2020

Coates Lane closed both ways after tractor overturned and spilled fuel

A Downley road has been closed both ways after a tractor overturned and spilled fuel. Coates Lane has been closed from Common Side to Wyndham Avenue after the accident was reported at around 10.00 this morning.
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29

Mar 2020

St James Church is going on online

Go to https://www.stjamesdownley.org.uk/Groups/337741/Communications_during_Coronavirus.aspx
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22

Mar 2020

The Pastures Church is going online

Join us online this Sunday 10:30am on Instagram Live & 1pm on our website
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05

Feb 2020

Adams Park to remember Oli Darlington

Parents and players from Downley Dynamos FC will join the friends and family of Oliver Darlington at Adams Park on Saturday to pay their respects to the young Wanderers fan who passed away last month.
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27

Jan 2020

Downley Theatre Group outings

Shows coming upinclude "Waitree" and "Hairspray". See details below.
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13

Jan 2020

Downley Dynamos boys loses battle with sepsis

Oliver Darlington - an avid Wycombe Wanderers fan - was "fit, healthy and strong" before contracting a "heavy cold" which led to sepsis. The teen, who also played football with Downley Dynamos, spent four days fighting for his life in intensive care in Southampton before he sadly passed away on January 3.
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06

Jan 2020

Thieves target Rennie Grove Hospice Care charity shops over Christmas

Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s charity shops in Market Square, Princes Risborough, Plomer Green Avenue, Downley and in Pond Approach, Holmer Green were all broken into over the Christmas and New Year period.
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24

Nov 2019

Downley Theatre Group trip to "Magic Goes Wrong"

See below for joining details for the latest theatre trip
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24

Nov 2019

New Bucks Council Consultation

Your council, your services, your views – We need your help in letting everyone have their say on the future Buckinghamshire Council
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24

Oct 2019

Police launch manhunt after man kidnapped and attacked in Downley

On Tuesday morning at around 12.30am, an 18-year-old man was forcibly walked into a wooded area near to Plomer Green Lane in Downley. He was then attacked by two men. He sustained cuts and grazes to his face but fortunately did not require hospital treatment.
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02

Sep 2019

18-year-old seriously injured in woodland stabbing in Downley

An 18-year-old man has been left with serious hand injuries after being attacked in woodland near Coates Lane on the afternoon of 29th August
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23

Aug 2019

Airing cupboard fire breaks out in Downley

Firefighters were called out after a small house fire took place in Downley on Wednesday, August 21. Two fire engines rushed to the property in Downley Common at approximately 6pm, where a fire in an airing cupboard lead to smoke coming out of the loft.
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22

Aug 2019

Downley Theatre Group latest

RPO Christmas Cracker. See below for details
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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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