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Draft Local Plan Consultation
1st August 2018


The Draft Local Plan Consultation has started


9am on Monday 30 July and it runs til 5pm on Monday 10th September



This consultation is an opportunity for residents to have their say about the legal compliance and soundness of the draft plan



See Tandridge website for more information


Parish Council Telephone Disruption
26th July 2018


Due to the refurbishment work being carried out at the Centenary Hall the telephone line is currently unavailable.


Please contact the Clerk by email on or visit in person at the Hall



Broadbridge Lane Resurfacing
3rd July 2018


Start date: Monday 20 July 2018 (Postponed) New date TBD

Duration: For approx. 8 days Monday - Friday only 7:30am to 5pm


Please look out for advance warning signs on site for any date changes or check and @TandridgeLC on Twitter


More information


Neighbourhood Alert
15th June 2018



Tandridge Beat officers dealt with a rather distressing report of a particularly aggressive Nottingham Knocker in Park Road, Caterham, at about 11am on Wednesday 6th June. He left the elderly couple in a distressed state and by the time they got round to calling us, 'Chummy' was well gone!

We have also recently been operating in Burstow. These individuals can be a real nuisance and can cause fear and intimidation.

When they tell you that they are on any type of 'Rehabilitation Scheme'; please be assured that this is absolutely untrue. Whatever their sob storey its not true.

There are no nationally accredited projects anywhere in the UK for 'reformed offenders' that authorises, causes or permits, this form of door to door selling.

It's a scam.



See full article


ALERT - Neighbourhood Watch
27th May 2018


Those of you who have read the recent reports on In the Know will be aware of the thefts of post from external post boxes.


Downlands Lane, Smallfield. Between 11.00 and 12.00 May 12th a very dark skinned male, average height and build with very dark and thick black hair, aged 30 to 40 and wearing a high viz top removed mail from a post box. He is believed to have been driving a white or cream small car (ref 45180049404).


One victim has had a credit card statement for nearly £20,000 with purchases of diamond jewellery and Apple computers in Antwerp. They used their address, date of birth etc (easy to obtain if you know how) to obtain a credit card then must have returned a second time to collect the card delivered to the address.


Please ensure if you have an external post box, especially if you live in the remote areas of the village that the slot is too small for a hand and is locked. If your post man does not post the mail all the way through your front door then you must instruct him to do so.


Smallfield Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator


Annual Parish Meeting
20th March 2018


Please note the above is being held at


Centenary hall on Monday 16th April from 7pm


There will updates on


  • Centenary Hall Refurbishment and Car Park application
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Speed Watch
  • Flood Action group
  • Neighbourhood Plan

and an outside speaker yet to be confirmed


Sigma Sports Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive
20th March 2018


Event Details


Date: Saturday 26th May 2018

Name: Sigma Sports Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive

Start / Finish Venue: Lingfield Racecourse

Routes: 3 routes - Epic 102 mile / Standard 68 mile / Short 30 mile



Estimated Riding Numbers


  • Epic Route: 500
  • Standard Route: 450
  • Short Route: 250


Surrey Hills Cyclone event plan




Dowlands Park Development Leaflet
15th February 2018


It has come to our attention that the applicant for Dowlands Park (to build 88 houses in the Green Belt) has written to all residents in the Parish, to our District Councillors and to Parish Councillors.


The leaflet distributed by the applicant implies that the Parish Council is supporting this development and that the concerns we raised on behalf of residents have been addressed. Neither of these things is true.


See full article


M23 SMART Motorway - Plans
24th January 2018


M23 junctions 8 to 10: smart motorway




Upgrading the 11 mile (18km) stretch of the M23 near Gatwick Airport, between junction 8 near Merstham and junction 10 at Copthorne, to an all-lane running smart motorway.


See information re Smart Motorways on the Highways agency website


Redehall Road Car park TA/2017/2528
23rd January 2018


For quite a while now there has been insufficient parking in Smallfield, especially around school opening and closing times. Several accidents have happened and numerous near misses.


The Parish Council, working in collaboration with Burstow School, have submitted a planning application to build a 55-bay car park along the front section of the School's playing field on Redehall Road.



To help avoid confusion over detail we have put together the following list to answer some questions. You are also welcome to contact the Parish Clerk if you would like any more information.


  • The car park will only occupy the front section and not reduce the space that is actually used for sport
  • The car park will be free and have no time restriction
  • It will be fenced off and locked each night
  • A height restrictor will prevent the car park being used by vans/lorries
  • Low level solar lighting will illuminate the way without lighting up the village
  • A new fence will be built separating the car park from the playing field
  • Burstow School will ask staff who are currently parking on the streets to use the new car park. This will take approximately 22 vehicles off the road each school day


TA/2017/2489 - Land at Dowlands Lane, Smallfield
12th January 2018


At the Planning Meeting on Tuesday 9th January the Committee considered the application to build 88 dwellings at the junction of Plough Road and Dowlands Lane.


See full article


Flood Forum
22nd December 2017


Our questions are being submitted to the relevant authorities with a meeting to be held with them all Feb/Mar date yet to be decided.



The newly formed Flood Forum is supported by the National Flood Forum, a Charity that supports and represents flood risk communities.


The national Flood forum takes questions from local residents and puts them to the relevant authorities, those authorities are then invited to a meeting all at the same time along with the flood forum to answer the questions raised.


The idea is that a community working together has more influence than a member of the public working alone.


If you have a question to be raised by the Forum please contact the Parish Clerk or come along to the next meeting.


Learn Through Play Preschool
21st December 2017


Learn Through Play Preschool is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children ages 2 to 4 where they can learn through play. We offer high quality, affordable childcare with rates of 1 adult to 4 children.


Our OFSTED inspection March 2017 resulted in a 'GOOD' outcome, reflecting on the dedication and support offered by the staff.


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 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:



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,

by e-mailing or calling 01883 722000.



To receive this information by e-mail, please register for Tandridge News Direct at


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.


Overgrown or overhanging trees and hedges
28th June 2016


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. Now that June is drawing to a close there should not be a problem with nesting birds and it is considered perfectly acceptable to carry out a side cut.


Many thanks for your help.


Parish Council response to the Local Plan
25th February 2016


Burstow Parish Council submitted the following responses to Questions 1 to 5.


To see each response please click on the links below.



For further information please contact our Clerk on

Forthcoming Events


Garden Waste


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


Litter Picking Days
26th April 2018


The Parish Council has arranged with Tandridge District Council that a volunteer group can go out and collect roadside litter to tidy up Smallfield. The District will then collect the rubbish on an agreed date. We are looking for volunteers - initially for Saturday May 5th but we would like to set this up as an ongoing group.

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


Wednesday Coffee Morning
4th May 2018


Starting Wednesday 16th May, 10.30am to 12.30pm, and running every Wednesday thereafter, will be a 'Coffee Morning' at the Plough pub on Plough Road.

Come and join our friendly group.


Tea or Coffee and biscuits for just £1


Chatting is free and all are welcome!


Community Activities List
23rd July 2018


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 list here


Bulky Rubbish Collections in Smallfield


Collection from Centenary Hall

7.30am - 2.15pm


Saturday 21st April 2018

Saturday 8th September 2018

Saturday 1st December 2018



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



Dates for 2018 TBC


February 3 & 17

March 3, 17 & 31

April 14 & 28

May 12 & 26

June 9 & 23

July 7 & 21

August 4

Sept1, 15 & 29

Oct 13 & 27

Nov 10 & 24

Dec 8 & 22


Whats going on at Centenary Hall


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



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.


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


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