The finger post adjacent to the pond in Luxted Road has been vandalised. A report has been placed on Fix My Street with a request that it is either repaired or replaced ‘like for like’. The finger post was installed when the Village was considered for World Heritage Site status and it would be regrettable if it were taken away with no replacement. Downe remains on the World Heritage Site Tentative List.
Why has this wooden sign post been replaced with a metal totally inappropriate sign? This sign does not indicate where it leads to or how far the distance is! The original sign indicated that it was one and a half miles to Cudham. The sign is located next to the village pond which is in the Conservation Area and therefore should be replaced ‘like for like’.