About Loose Parish
The main A229 Loose Road runs through the heart of the parish, which commences just before the Walnut Tree Public House to the north and culminates at the Linton Cross Roads to the south. In 2008, there was a slight change to the parish boundaries to include Busbridge Road and a corner of Stockett Lane. The northern boundary takes in part of Pickering Street, including Leonard Gould Way, Northleigh Close, and on the western side of the A229, Waldron Drive, Bray Gardens, Valley Drive and Penfold Way. To the south, the parish boundary culminates at the Linton Crossroads, and encompasses Cornwallis Academy, Hubbards Lane, part of Haste Hill Road and Quarry Wood, as well as a few houses on the north side of Heath Road.
The picturesque ragstone village of Loose is a historical settlement, which dates back to Saxon times. The original village nestles at the bottom of Old Loose Hill to the west of the A229.
The attractive Loose Valley and stream traverses the parish in an east-west direction. The village has a unique alpine character and is well known for its wonderful trees.
The population of Loose is approximately 2,500 and the electorate currently totals around 2,000.
Loose Parish Council owns and maintains some great open spaces for people of all ages to enjoy. These include Brooks Field (including Roy's Wood), Loose Village Green and the King George V (KGV) Playing Field. It also owns and maintains the Loose Parish Pavilion, which is adjacent to the KGV Playing Field.
In 2019, the Loose Neighbourhood Plan, which is designed to protect the Loose parish was formally adopted by the Maidstone Borough Council.