There are just two on-street shops in the Loose Parish.  One is the Shell Tamarisk Garage at the far end of Linton Road almost up to the traffic lights at Linton corner. The other is the Loose Post Office at the top of Old Loose Hill which heads down into the valley from Maidstone. 

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 A229 opposite the Walnut Tree public house, whilst the senior school is Cornwallis Academy, which is located at the far end of the parish, on the corner of Linton & Heath Road, with access at Hermitage Lane.