Town Council Events Calendar 2019




Sun 26th May – June 2nd Town Festival Week
Mon 27th May Festival Parade


July Downham in Bloom – Judging



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Sun 11th August Water Festival and annual Dragon Boat Challenge


Fri 25th October Halloween Event


Sat 2nd November Community Fair
Sun 24th November Christmas Lights Switch On





As always the Town Council is always interested in volunteers to join Working Parties and event delivery teams. For more information contact







We arrange events in the Town. Anyone can be a member – just let us know that you are interested in helping. 

We meet as and when necessary, usually at the Town Council Offices, 15 Paradise Road, Downham Market PE38 9HS



DMTC surgery


Councillors’ Surgeries
Downham Market Town Councillors’ hold a regular Monthly Surgery outside the Town Hall from April to October. This is an opportunity for any members of the public to have a word with the Councillors present on any matter to do with the Town. Usually three or four Councillors will be there each month to talk with you


Provisional Dates 2019

Fri 10th May
Sat 1st June
Fri 5th July
Sat 3rd August
Fri 6th September
Sat 5th October.






The Town Council undertakes many tasks on behalf of residents, but with our ever-increasing population, the number of events and organisations that we are involved with means that we are at times extremely stretched.


The Environmental Sub-Committee are therefore looking for a team of willing volunteers who could help out with various tasks, including several who could be called on at fairly short notice for example, if we had a heavy snow fall, to help clear the pathways or help tidy the town prior to major events. 


There is no limit to the number of volunteers needed so the more we have on file, the better. Also, if you feel you could only give an hour very occasionally – don’t be put off – it would still be very much appreciated.


You will be fully insured whilst working as a volunteer for the Town Council.


Contact the Town Council on 01366 387770 for more information or to be added to the list.





July 2012

Downham in Bloom was judged in early July. The Town won a silver-gilt award.

Some of the areas which helped towards this success are pictured below.

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Best Community Project

Methodist Church Garden

Best Conservation Project

Willows Nature Reserve

Best Industrial / Commercial area

Freddie's Deli on the corner

031 Best Industrial or Commercial Area - Freddies and The Castle 004.jpg (352962 bytes) 048 Best Young People's Project (aged under 12 years) - Schools in Bloom Seed Tray Competition 006.jpg (265097 bytes)

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Best Industrial / Commercial area

The Castle Hotel

Young People's Project (Under 12)

Schools in Bloom Seed tray Project.



August 2012

The Annual Town's Water Festival was held on Sunday 5th August at 

the Hythe Bridge Great Ouse Relief Channel  from 10am - 5pm


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August 2011


The Annual Town's Water Festival was held on Sunday 14th August at the

Hythe Bridge Great Ouse Relief Channel from 10am - 5pm




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Some pictures from the day : please click on any image to see full size.