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Local Government Act 1972- Sections 87 and 89

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor RICHARD BOWDEN a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of a PARISH Councillor for DOWNLEY PARISH COUNCIL.

If by 11th October 2021 (within 14 days excluding Dies Non after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8FF or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.** by TEN electors for the Town/Parish, or Town/Parish ward (if warded), then an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

Dated: 21st September 2021

Signed: Giles Tandy

Downley Parish Council
Community Centre
School Close,  Downley, High Wycombe
HP13 5TR

** Residents of the Downley parish who wish to request an election must include their names, addressses and a signature and if using the email address we recommend a scanned copy.


I just wanted to write and thank the Downley Parish Council for letting us use Mannings Field for our circus event.  It was a brilliant evening and was amazing to hear all the children laughing so much!  We're busy adding up all the numbers so not sure how much we have made but it was certainly worth it to see everyone having such fun!

Thank you so much!

With kindest regards


Parish Meetings

Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month (excluding August) at the Downley Community Centre.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and to raise issues relating to the Parish during Public Questions.

The next full meeting of the Downley Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 7:30pm.

Extraordinary Meeting 30.09.21 Agenda

Planning Committee 05.10.21 Agenda



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Councillor Richard Bowden

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Councillor Richard Bowden who passed away on 17th September. Richard had been a Downley Parish Councillor for many years. He chaired our Finance Committee & was the driving force behind the Council’s lighting project which sees the replacement of sodium lights throughout the Parish with energy efficient LED Lighting. Richard had resigned from the Council on 14th September aware that his illness prevented him from continuing his Council work with the commitment he had previously shown. Our thoughts at this time are with Richard’s widow Valerie & with his family & we are grateful for the years of service Richard provided to the community.

Street Lighting

The replacement of all sodium lights in the Parish with LEDs continues.


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Downley Parish Council

Downley Community Centre

School Close


HP13 5TR


Tel: 01494 257711 (Office hours: 10am-1pm Monday to Friday)