There are just two on-street shops in the Loose Parish.  One is the Loose Post Office,  just off the A229 and behind the village green, at the top of Old Loose Hill, which heads down into the valley from Maidstone. The other is the Shell Tamarisk Garage, on the A229 near the farthest southern border of the parish, almost up to the traffic lights at Linton corner.

Both shops sell essential items such as papers, milk, bread, and other groceries.


There are two main schools in the parish and these host a range of after school activities and events throughout the year. The Loose Primary School is situated on the western side of the A229, opposite the Walnut Tree public house, whilst the senior school is Cornwallis Academy, which is located at the far end of the parish, just off the intersection of the A229 Linton Road & B2163 Heath Road, with access at Hermitage Lane.