Latest News

 

Parish Council Meetings
5th October 2020

 

Members of the public wishing to attend a parish council meeting will only be permitted to attend virtually through 'Zoom'. This is to ensure we do not exceed safe numbers within a room at any given time. Please contact the Parish Clerk to obtain the meeting password. You will be required to give your full name and contact details.

 

Apple & Cor Cafe Hot Food Takeaway
20th March 2020

 

Starting on Monday 23rd March Apple & Cor will be offering hot meals to take away.

 

The cafe will be open between 11 am and 3 pm, Monday through to Friday.

 

Call Anette and Ben on 07808 338466 to place your order. Payment can also be made over the phone.

 

Orders can be collected from the Centenary Hall car park near to the wishing well garden.

 

The meals offered will depend on what ingredients can be sourced but you can find out by calling up.

 

Covid 19 Government Information
20th March 2020

 

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

 

Stay at home if you have either:

 

a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

 

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

 

Read more...

How long to stay at home

 

if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days

if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

 

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

 

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

It is particularly important for people who:

 

are 70 or over

have a long-term condition

are pregnant

have a weakened immune system

 

If you're at high risk

The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do.

 

Get an isolation note to give to your employer

If you live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus, you can get an isolation note to send to your employer as proof you need to stay off work.

 

You do not need to get a note from a GP.

 

Get an isolation note here

Information:

If you have symptoms of coronavirus and need to stay at home, use the 111 coronavirus service to get an isolation note.

 

Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage - wait to be contacted.

 

Covid 19 Update Centenary Hall
20th March 2020

 

In light of the Governments advice to limit social contact the Parish Council has taken the decision to close the Centenary Hall. Initially for a 4 week period but this will be reviewed regularly.

 

All activities at the Hall have been cancelled. If you have a booking you will be contacted in due course.

 

The Clerk is working from home where possible but can still be contacted either through email on clerk@burstowparishcouncil.corg.uk or through our regular phone number 01342 841880.

 

The Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 20th April has been cancelled. We are waiting on advice from NALC about whether this should be rescheduled.

 

The VE Day event scheduled for Friday 8th May has been postponed to a date sometime in the future.

 

The Friday cafe from Apple & Cor has temporarily stopped but will be offering a takeaway service from Monday 23rd March

 

The Parish Council are working on other schemes to help the community through this difficult time and will keep you updates.

 

Stop Loan Sharks - Covid 19
20th March 2020

 

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for

some people.

The Team is committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit

from other people's hardship.

The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect

someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.

 

 

Read more...

Anyone lending money should have the correct permission from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Legal lenders have to comply with strict guidance and ensure they are dealing with customers fairly, using proper paperwork and

legal collection methods.

You can check if a company is authorised to lend money at www.loansmart.org.uk.

Our partners at Citizens Advice, Money Advice Service and Stepchange have a wealth of information available to help

people whose health and finances have been affected by the current situation.

 

Citizens Advice: Coronavirus - what is means for you

Money Advice Service: Coronavirus - what it means for you

Stepchange: Coronavirus and your finances

 

 

88 Houses - Land at Dowlands Lane
6th March 2020

 

APPLICATION TA/2019/1115

APPEAL REF APP/M3645/W/19/3243231

 

Comments must be in before 31st March 2020

 

Tandridge Planning Department failed to consider this application within the required timeframe.

The Applicant has now asked that this be decided by a Planning Inspector.

 

You can register your objections to the Inspector here https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk

nsi.has@planninginspectorate.gov.uk,

Planning Inspectorate, Room 3K, Temple Quay House, 2

The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN

 

Click 'more' to see the Parish Council comment to Tandridge regarding this application

 

Read more...

The historic use of this site has been agricultural and over the last 30/40 years has been used as grazing for horses during the summer months. Previous tenants have stated that, whilst they have been able to use the field during the drier months, they have had to find alternative grazing for around 5 months each year as the site floods. This is no different to most fields in Smallfield due to the heavy clay soil and being a flood area.

Any development on this site will either be at risk of flooding itself or displacing surface water to nearby dwellings and agricultural land. The application still shows the creation of a new footpath in place of the existing ditch, thus further increasing localised flood risks from surface water. The sewage system along Plough Road is an old combined waste and surface water drainage system that is under huge strain to cope with existing demand. During periods of heavy or sustained rainfall dwellings feeding into the drainage system are unable to use their toilet facilities as to do so would flood their homes with foul water. There are regular occurrences of waste water being discharged into residential gardens and Thames water engineers have informed customers that their pumping station for the area is unable to cope with the load and frequently fails and that the pipework is operating at capacity before the ingress of any surface water. This application claims it will not increase flood risk elsewhere but offers no evidence how this is possible.

The site lies within the green Belt and therefore the key issue is whether the proposal would constitute appropriate development within the green Belt and if not, whether there are any special circumstances to outweigh the harm by inappropriateness and any other identified harm, including harm to openness. It would also have to consider any harm to the character or appearance not only of the site, but also to the wider locality. Furthermore, the proposal would have to demonstrate that these very special circumstances are unique to this site and could not be replicated elsewhere, thus rendering them no longer 'very special'. In addition, the proposal would give rise to great harm to the Green Belt's openness by reason of its built form, its density, layout and domestic curtilage. In our opinion the proposal fails to demonstrate any evidence to demonstrate that very special circumstances apply in this case that would outweigh the substantial harm caused.

The application site is located approximately 1km to the east of Redehall Road, within the Green Belt area of Smallfield and outside the Larger Rural Settlement boundary. The site is accessed from Plough Road and Dowlands Lane and is approximately 2,99ha in size. Therefore, the application sits in direct contravention with CSP 6 where the Council may, subject to their being an identified need, allocate land within the defined rural settlement to provide housing in perpetuity. This land has clearly and explicitly been ruled as inappropriate to be included in the sites allocation. The 2016 HELAA considered this site (SMA 19) unsuitable for further consideration, as it is unconnected to the boundaries of a sustainable settlement.

A previous application to widen the smaller pedestrian gateway to permit entrance and egress of the field by a tractor was deemed inappropriate due to harm it would cause to the Green Belt and today access is via wooden bar gate with a width of 4ft. The 88 dwellings plus all paraphernalia associated with residential dwellings would certainly cause permanent harm to the Green Belt and we do not consider there to be any special circumstance to outweigh the harm.

Low hedges offering unobstructed views to the countryside borders the site. Several other fields with similar hedging are located in the vicinity. Surrounding residential property is either of the imposing 'manor house' style or small scale detached and semi-detached ribbon development along part of the highway. These vary in type, size and design. The proposed application does not fit within the existing street scene nor offer any enhancement to it.

Heritage - Para 128 of the NPPF states that In determining applications, local planning authorities should require an applicant to describe the significance of any heritage assets affected, including any contribution made by their setting.'

No regard is given to the site's proximity to the Grade II listed building immediately to the south or the Grade II* listed building on the opposite side of plough Road, immediately to the north. The proposal also fails to comment on the previous 'common land' nature of the area and the openness associated with this.

The proposal is the construction of 88 dwellings plus access and curtilage. Access and egress is from two entrances, one on Plough Road and the other on Dowlands Lane.

The site is directly visible from both roads and to nearby residential dwellings and would present in a densely packed urban appearance utterly out of keeping with the surroundings and contrary to CSP18 & 21 and DP7, 10 & 13.

The site is outside of the larger Rural Settlement of Smallfield and is totally dislocated from Smallfield and its facilities is contrary to the NPPF, CSP1 and DP1. The site is approximately 1km away from the amenities offered in Smallfield along busy road and with no pavement or street lighting for a significant portion of the journey.

Para 35 of the NPPF states Plans should protect and exploit opportunities for the use of sustainable transport modes for the movement of goods or people. Therefore, developments should be located and designed where practical to

o accommodate the efficient delivery of goods and supplies;

o give priority to pedestrian and cycle movements, and have access to high quality public transport facilities;

o create safe and secure layouts which minimise conflicts between traffic and cyclists or pedestrians, avoiding street clutter and where appropriate establishing home zones;

o incorporate facilities for charging plug-in and other ultra-low emission vehicles; and

o consider the needs of people with disabilities by all modes of transport.

The application notes that a new pavement and bus shelter are to be included in the development. However, the pavement only covers the roadside fronting the application site and then leaves a significant section of Plough Road without safe pedestrian space. Furthermore, the section of Plough Road has a narrow verge and a ditch running alongside the road. This is further complicated by a number of telegraph poles sited along the verge/ditch.

Pedestrian safety would be compromised by the lack of safe passage along a road where the speed limit of 40mph is regularly exceeded. Contrary to the NPPF, this proposal does not provide safe, well signed, pedestrian and mobility scooter access to local amenities. Residents would be required to walk along a narrow road, regularly used by vehicles ranging from small private vehicles to large HGV's that straddle the mid line.

The proposal includes provision for the construction of a bus shelter. Currently a hail and ride' system allows residents to wait at the bottom of their drive for the three buses that travel along Plough Road on a weekday. The introduction of a shelter could lead to the 'hail' section ceasing and residents (who are predominantly schoolchildren traveling to Oxted or Redhill) walking along Plough Road to the bus shelter.

Sustainable travel, access and mobility are key objectives of the Core Strategy and the NPPF, which recognises that congestion and road safety are major concerns of the community. This application fails to offer safe pedestrian space, is in a location with very poor public transport and forces complete reliance upon cars onto residents living in the proposed development in direct contravention of CSP12.

Using DoT statistics, it is calculated that in excess of 600 additional vehicle movements will be introduced to the local area from this proposal. This is based upon a national average that spans from areas with poor public transport to those with excellent links e.g. London. Smallfield has very poor public transport services therefore we would expect the daily traffic movements to be significantly greater than 600. Smallfield has insufficient infrastructure and parking to cope with such large demands. There have been at least 3 significant RTC's involving

pedestrian/car collisions. A one-day survey carried out by volunteers, on behalf of the Parish Council recorded 172 HGV's passing through the Plough Road junction between the hours of 7.30am and 4.30pm.

We believe that the congestion on roads around Smallfield was a contributory factor in all three collisions.

In addition, the applicant asserts that the railway station at Horley is approximately 3k distant. Any online mapping service easily measures the distance in excess of 5km

Highway Safety - the proposed drawing as submitted indicates two means of entrance and egress to the site.

 Access via Plough Road to the site

 Access via Dowlands Lane

Plough Road is a narrow unclassified road running east/west between Smallfield and Horne. The speed limit increases from 30 MPH to 40MPH immediately before the access.

Vehicles have routinely been tracked exceeding the speed limit up to and over 60 mph.

Over 1000 vehicles have been caught speeding, spaced over 66, 1-hour Speed Watch sessions since January 2018 along the main road fronting the site. Using DoT statistics, it is calculated that in excess of 600 additional vehicle movements will be introduced to the local area from this proposal.

Dowlands Lane is a single-track unclassified lane bordered on both sides by deep ditches. Traffic is mainly made up of residents travelling to and from their homes in addition to farm traffic such as milk tankers and tractors. There are no passing bays in Dowlands Lane, nor is there sufficient space for two vehicles (other than bicycles) to pass side-by-side.

A one-day survey carried out by volunteers, on behalf of the Parish Council recorded 172 HGV's passing through the Plough Road junction between the hours of 7.30am and 4.30pm.

The Government's Manual for Streets, in Chapter 6, recommends design and layout at side-road junction. The manual advocates that pedestrian desire lines should be kept as straight as possible. Small corner radii minimise the need for pedestrians to deviate from their desired lines and significantly reduce the speed at which vehicles travel through the turn. The schematics proposed within this application offer large radii from both Plough road and Dowlands Lane into the site affording vehicles the opportunity to travel at 20 -30 mph instead of 10 - 15mph. Junction designs should facilitate direct pedestrian lines.

We do not consider the location of either access point offers safe passage to vehicles entering and leaving Plough Road and believe that Dowlands Lane, in its current form, is utterly inappropriate for any additional two-way traffic.

Waste water - Residents living on Orchard Road, Plough Road to the west of the site, Wheelers Lane and Redehall Road regularly report backed up or overflowing sewage drains in the gardens. Their homes and manholes along the roads have been observed overflowing onto the roadside. The wastewater drainage is a combined system that operates at near capacity in dry weather. Any heavy downpours result in residents being unable to shower, use a toilet, operate a washing machine/dishwasher and there is a fear that at any point this will result in contamination to their homes and gardens. Thames Water has recently surveyed and cleaned the main pipework but has acknowledged that the system is inadequate for the demands currently placed upon it.

Density - To have less than 25 dwellings per hectare is considered to be low density. Previous development of brownfield land located within the green Belt (e.g. Clay Hall Lane) has had a density of approximately 7dph. This application proposes a density of greater than 29 dwellings per hectare on Green Belt land that has never contained any built form. The prevailing street scene around the site is of individual dwellings, either a standalone property or as some ribbon development surrounded by fields. A densely packed proposed development such as this, with associated curtilages and domestic gardens, is utterly out of keeping with what one would expect to find in Green Belt.

Biodiversity/Ecology - Burstow Parish Council formed part of the 'Lingfield Hub' from its inception. The Hub had devolved powers from Surrey County Council that enabled it to carry out grass cutting since 2011. Year-on-year the Hub has reported the presence of Japanese Knotweed on Cogmans Lane approximately 10 metres from the junction with Plough Road. Consideration should be given to the close proximity of known, established, Knotweed to the application site. Crested newts have also been recoded as present in ponds at Rough Beech and Dowlands farm nearby.

Affordable Housing - PPS3 Housing indicates that in rural communities the opportunities to deliver affordable housing tend to be more limited and the aim should be to deliver high quality housing that contributes to the creation and maintenance of sustainable rural communities. CSP 5 allows, exceptionally, land adjoining or closely related to rural settlements, which would otherwise be considered inappropriate for development, to be released in order to provide affordable housing in perpetuity to meet local needs.

This application does not comply with CSP 5 - the land has no relationship to the Larger Settlement of Smallfield, the housing is not protected 'in perpetuity' and is not targeted to meet local needs. In fact, the proposal is contrary all tenets of the policy that state:

 the housing comprises 100% affordable housing

 the housing is to meet local needs

 the housing would be justified by a Parish or settlement housing needs survey

 the development is small scale and respects the setting, form and character of the settlement and the surrounding landscape

 the development would accord with all relevant Development Plan Policies

The proposal limits the affordable component to ten years, after which the McIntosh Foundation would be free to sell at market price.

Community Consultation - The applicant has re-submitted a consultation from a previous application, 2489, that does not reflect the views and comments put forward by either Parish Councillors or residents who attended the meeting and considered the attitude and arrogance exhibited by the representatives of the application to be indicative of their disregard and dismissal of the worries and concerns raised. When questioned about their practical knowledge of the area the representatives were quite willing to admit that not only were they not from the locality, they had also not bothered to carry out site visits and practical examinations for pedestrian safety or the suitability of roads to absorb the additional traffic. Concerns raised about the incomplete pavement between the site and the village were brushed off with a statement that Surrey County Council would provide it, that lack of capacity in waste water pipes would be addressed by the water authority relaying mains and lack of public transport would suddenly be corrected by the construction of a bus shelter.

It is disingenuous at the very least to suggest that support was vocalised for this application. Favourable comments about affordable housing have been cherry picked from a dialogue that mentioned the desire for affordable housing but not in the inappropriate location of this application or of the scale proposed.

The Parish Council does not consider the passing of three years has improved the relevance of this consultation.

The Parish Council is fully aware that there is a need for housing in the District and the Parish - but this demand must only be addressed by using sustainable locations and developments of a size commensurate with their surroundings. Burstow Parish Council has responded to the Local Plan offering suggestions at locations they consider suitable - this site is not one of them, a view confirmed by the 2016 HELAA.

The applicant claims the McIntosh Foundation is registered with Companies House and an application is underway to have it registered as a charity. There is no such company registered under that name with Companies House.

 

Recommend: Refuse

 

VE Day Commemoration Day Celebration
7th February 2020

 

The Parish Councils of Burstow and Horne are holding a VE Day celebration/commemoration

 

on Friday 8th May from 2.00 to 9.00pm at the Centenary Hall on Wheelers lane, Smallfield.

 

All are invited to join us to mark the occasion. There will be music of the day, hog roast (limited to first come) market stalls, a small remembrance ceremony, children's entertainment and much more.

 

 

 

 

See full article

 

Hot Food at Cafe Nearu, Centenary Hall
22nd January 2020

 

Burstow Parish Council are delighted that there is now a hot, freshly cooked, food option at the Centenary Hall. This will take place only on Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

 

Come along and try the All Day Breakfast, or lunch of Fish Chips and Mushy Peas, or try something else.

 

Free WiFi is also available

 

Burstow Parish Council and Village Market Christmas Fair
17th January 2020

 

Thank you to all who came and supported the Christmas fair, this was such a success we hope to make this an annual event, so we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Burstow Parish Council and The Village Market team. Working together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Wheeled Black Rubbish Bins
17th January 2020

 

Since the introduction of the new black rubbish bins from Tandridge District Council we have received many queries and concerns e.g size, collections etc.

 

Please see the TDC website for more information

 

Overgrown or overhanging trees and hedges
17th January 2020

 

The Parish Council would like to draw peoples attention to overgrown/overhanging trees and hedges. Pedestrians should be able to pass safely and with ease along pavements but unfortunately this is often not the case. We would ask all residents to please check and ensure that any vegetation on their property is not causing an obstruction and putting pedestrians in danger.

 

If your hedge is growing rapidly in this wet but warm weather please can you keep it cut back. During January and February is a perfect time for a spring cut before nesting birds take resident and it is considered perfectly acceptable to carry out a side cut.

 

See RSPB website for Hedge Law

 

Many thanks for your help.

 

Community Residents Flood Meeting
22nd November 2019

 

Flooding Risk Meeting for all residents is being held at

 

Centenary Hall - Wednesday 27th November 2019 in the Outwood Suite at 7pm

 

We are going to discuss the following

 

Flood Risk Reduction Progress

Foul Sewer Problems Campaign

Housing Development Impacts

Flood Alleviation Scheme

Future Priorities

 

Please come along all welcome

 

Flood Action Group

 

Smallfield Village Car Park
20th September 2019

 

Complete our survey to have your comments heard on the proposed new car park for Smallfield or come along to our open session on Saturday 28th September 2019 at the Centenary Hall, 10.00am to 12.00 noon

 

Chick here for survey

 

Housing Needs Survey
12th September 2019

 

As part of the Neighbourhood Plan preparation we would like to gain some insight from residents to there thoughts on living in Smallfield and what types of housing you would like to see in the future.

 

You should receive a letter through the post but you can also fill out the survey here

 

The survey will be open until Friday 4th October. Please take the time (5mins) to complete it.

 

 

 

 

88 Houses in Dowlands Lane
5th July 2019

 

A planning application to build 88 houses on the corner of Dowlands Lane and Plough Road was submitted and withdrawn last year. The application has now been resubmitted. If you have previously commented on the application you will need to send in your comments to Tandridge Planning again, or if you wish to comment for the first time you must also contact Tandridge Planning.

Please visit Tandridge District Council's website and search for all information relating to this application using reference number 2019/1115

 

Fish and Chip Van has MOVED
29th May 2019

 

Welcome to Simon and his Fish and Chips Van - Now at the Centenary Hall

Every Wednesday, business as usual just in a new position.

 

 

Police Surgery in Smallfield
25th April 2019

 

Following the positive response to the Police Surgery held in Cafe Nearu at Centenary hall we are pleased to announce the next date.

 

Tuesday 14th May 2019

from

5:30pm - 6:30pm

 

PCSO Conrad Cheeseman will be available to discuss any issues you have, please feel free to just turn up.

 

Crochet (Yarn Bombing)
16th April 2019

 

A lovely relaxing afternoon to chat and crochet

 

Every Wednesday from 1st May 15:00 - 18:00

 

Being held in the Newly opened Café Nearu in the Community Room at Centenary Hall

 

All very welcome

 

Community Cafe
8th April 2018

 

 

Cafe Nearu

MEET YOUR FRIENDS, MEET NEW FRIENDS

 

 

The Parish Council are proud to announce the much needed and requested community space, somewhere for residents to meet friends for coffee and a chat at Cafe Nearu in the Community Room in Centenary hall.

 

 

See full article

 

Community Speedwatch volunteers
16th January 2017

 

Local volunteers have been out and about in Smallfield helping to prevent traffic speeding through our Village.

To continue this very visible deterrent on a regular basis we need more volunteers who are available during the day. The more people who can help the less time each person needs to contribute. Getting started is easy, you just need to attend a ONE HOUR training session with Surrey Police at Reigate station and then you will work in a small team at mutually agreed times in the Village.

 

So if you have some time available (doesn't matter how much or little) get in touch with the Parish Clerk on 01342 841880 or burstowpc@btconnect.com and Jeannie will put you in contact with the Speed Watch team

 

Recycling in Tandridge
16th January 2017

 

Residents who would like more information on recycling can find details:

 

Read more...

Councillor Tony Elias, Chairman of the Community Services Committee, said: "Our recycling service allows you to recycle much more from home - please try to recycle as much as possible."

 

Snow, ice and severe weather conditions

In severe weather information about collection delays and cancellations will be available on www.tandridge.gov.uk/serviceupdates,

by e-mailing customerservices@tandridge.gov.uk or calling 01883 722000.

 

 

To receive this information by e-mail, please register for Tandridge News Direct at www.tandridge.gov.uk/newsdirect.

 

For more information contact Giuseppina Valenza, Head of Communications, on 01883 732704.

Party spokesmen: Councillor Gordon Keymer CBE (Con) 01883 717363 and Councillor Jeremy Pursehouse (Lib Dem) 01883 623025.

 

Centenary Hall Closure

 

It is with sadness the Parish Council has decided to close the Centenary Hall from today; until the Government advises it is safe to re-open. The Parish Clerk, Jeannie, will continue to work, albeit from home, and she can be contacted either through the council email or phone number.

As and when we get an update we will pass this on to you.

In the meantime we ask those who are able, to check on neighbours and offer help to those who are in isolation.

 

Covid 19 - What you need to do

 

Stay at home

Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home and is essential)

Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

Wash your hands as soon as you get home

 

You must stay at home apart from essential travel of you can be fines

You may go out for some exercise once a day, maintain a 2 metre separation from anyone who does not live in your household

 

 

Forthcoming Events

 

Land to rear of Grasslands & QE2 Field - Broadbridge Lane
9th October 2019

 

Thursday 11th October from 7.00 to 8.30pm

 

Come along to the Centenary Hall and meet the housing association, Stonewater, and the developer, Thakeham Homes, at the Centenary Hall Meeting Room. You will be able to see the plans and voice any comments or concerns you may have.

 

 

 

Community Activities List

 

A comprehensive list of activities and associated services throughout the week across the village

Take a look and see if there is something you would like to join or if there is something else you could offer.

 

See the Community Activities List

 

Garden Waste

 

If you are a members of Biffa's Green Waste Club you can check your collection date at www.greenwasteclub.co.uk or by calling 0800 0858 286.

 

Litter Picking

 

The residents of Williams Gardens held a very successful litter picking session around the village on Sunday 6th January 2019. 12 residents collected 21 sacks of rubbish in 90mins, fantastic work.

 

This group of residents is joining forces with the Parish Council and will meet at Centenary Hall for the next session next date TBD.

 

Through the Smallfield Village Facebook group many positive comments were made and it was decided to hold a monthly litter picking session where more community members can join in.

 

Please contact Jeannie Ryan (Parish Clerk) on or 01342 841880 if you would like to take part or just turn up on the day.

 

Bulky Rubbish Collections in Smallfield

 

Collection from Centenary Hall

7.30am - 2.15pm

 

 

2nd May 2020

and

12th September 2020

 

Read more...

If you have large items to dispose of that normal rubbish collectors will not take, bring them along to Centenary Hall on the above dates for collection.

 

Reminder: Small electrical items, textiles, shoes and batteries are collected every week along with your food waste.

 

Note: There is a textile bank at Burstow Primary School, in the main gate to the right. All clothes, blankets, curtains and shoes gratefully received (PILLOWS/CUSHIONS/DUVETS) are not permitted.

 

 

Saturday Market at Centenary Hall

 

9.00 am - 12.00 noon

 

Read more...

Dates for 2020

 

January 18

February 1, 15 & 29

March 14 & 28

April 11 & 25

May 9 & 23

June 6 & 20

July 4 & 2018

August 1, 15 & 29

Sept 12 & 26

Oct 10 & 24

Nov 7 & 21

Dec 5 & 19

 

Whats going on at Centenary Hall

 

Throughout the week various classes are held at Centenary Hall, see a daily list here:

 

Every day during opening hours Care Nearu is always open you can grab yourself a coffee or something from the self service vending machine and hot food it available every Friday 08:30-16:3.0

 

Read more...

Monday ---

Over 50's Table Tennis club - (9.45-11.45am) and an

Open session on a Friday morning - (9am-12 noon)

Play for 1 hour for £1 per person if no one is waiting then you can pay and stay some more. Bats and balls available for a returnable deposit. No unaccompanied minors but children with a responsible adult are welcome.

Yoga - (7.15pm - 8.45pm)

 

 

Tuesday ---

Tai Chi - beginners and intermediate classes - (9.45am & 11am)

Badminton - (8.00pm)

 

Wednesday ---

Short Mat Bowls - (10am - 12pm)

Move Fitness - (7.30pm - 8.30pm)

 

Thursday ---

Fitness League - (10am - 12pm)

 

Dance Mania Latin American & Ballroom dancing from - (7.30pm)

 

Friday ---

Dance Mania Latin American & Ballroom dancing from - (7.30pm)

Table Tennis open session - (9am - 12 noon)

Play for 1 hour for £1 per person - if no one is waiting then you can pay and stay some more. Bats and balls available for a returnable deposit. No unaccompanied minors but children with a responsible adult are welcome.

 

Dance Mania Latin American & Ballroom dancing from - (7.30pm)

 

Whitesides School of Dance run classes everyday of the week for times and classes check their website

 

Learn Through Play, children's pre-school runs daily during term time. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am - 3pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 12 noon

Quick links

 

You may be interested in the following: