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19

Feb 2024

CCTV images released after Co-op robbery

Police are appealing for information about a robbery that took place at the Your Co-op Food supermarket on Plomer Green Lane, Downley, in High Wycombe on Sunday, February 11.
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02

Nov 2023

Downley Dynamos to be sponsored by Walfinch

Following sponsorship from High Wycombe-based home care provider Walfinch, Downley Dynamos' 47 players will be sporting the home care’s logo on their latest strip thanks to football mum, Sian Dewing.
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10

Oct 2023

The Downley School becomes part of trust

The Downley School has officially become a part of the Oxford Diocesan Bucks School Trust (ODBST) family. This heralds a new era for the school, as it will receive significant funding to enhance the school's building, facilities and IT infrastructure.
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06

Apr 2023

Downley woman has finger reattached

A Downley woman who ripped her wedding finger off just weeks before her big day is able to wear her ring again after medics re-attached her severed digit.
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28

Mar 2023

Consultation new new Post Office Services at the Co-op

The Post Office is trialling a new lighter branch format at the Co-op. Consultation is at https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/plomers-hill-drop-collect-hp13-5tn-421351
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14

Mar 2023

PickMeUp bus marks thousands of journeys

Since its launch five months ago, the Carousel Buses' service has racked up 25,000 journeys and more than 5,000 sign-ups on the PickMeUp app.
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06

Mar 2023

Downley-based community charity celebrates 20th birthday

A DOWNLEY community centre celebrated its 20th anniversary last month with a cake cutting event. The Victorian school built 150 years ago was transformed 20 years ago into a 7 days week thriving community centre known as Downley Old School Community Association (DOSCA) in the heart of Downley Village.
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02

Nov 2022

David Copcutt RIP

Sadly David Copcutt, a well known and loved member of Downley died on Monday 24th October aged 94. His funeral will be on Friday 11th November at 1.30pm at St James church, all are welcome.
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16

Jul 2022

15 metre telecom mast and ancillary equipment on Jubilee Green

You may not be aware that there is a planning application in for construction of a 15 metre (~45 ft) telecom mast and ancillary equipment on Jubilee Green
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24

Jun 2022

New head teacher steps in to Downley School after inadequate Ofsted

Parents say they are confident a school can be turned around under a new head teacher who has stepped in to run it after a damning ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating.
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30

Mar 2022

Brazen fly-tipping in Downley

BRAZEN fly-tipping in a “lovely village” has left locals saddened – but also infuriated. Piles of binbags, large rocks and collapsed boxes were left on a path opposite the cricket club by the allotments, an area which appears to have CCTV.
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08

Oct 2021

Police patrol Downley after reports of burglary

A Thame Valley Police spokesman said: "Following reports of two burglary offences in the Downley area, the local Neighbourhood Policing team have been conducting reassurance patrols
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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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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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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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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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