Burstow Parish Council

01342 841880


Burstow Parish Councuil anounces the Annual Parish Meeting to take place on the 22 April 2024.
To be held at the Centenary Hall, Wheelers Lane, at 7.00 PM

  • All welcome  
  • Refreshments provided 
  • Your voice heard
Tha Chaiman will give updates on Burstow Parish Council and what the Council has done in the past year!

Find out about other groups such as:
  • Speedwatch, Neighbourhood Watch
  • Neighbourhood Plan
  • Dementia group
  • Smallfield Sports Bar and Club/Health Champions and WoW
All are welcome.

Please note that the new Car Park is now closed until Monday 15th April.

Earlier this week the soil in the grids was topped up and grass seed laid.  
To give the grass the best possible chance for a good start we have taken the decision to close the car park for the duration of the Easter holidays.  
Once the grass grows it will help the structural integrity of the surface and ensure the car park is open and available to use for many years to come.
During these two weeks, all parking time restrictions at the Centenary Hall car park are being lifted.  
Staff working in the shops have been invited to park at the Hall and we hope all shop customers will also use park there too.
The one exception to the closure is the Wednesday Fish and Chip van.  
They will continue to use the car park and you will be able to drive in to order and collect your supper.
We know that this is inconvenient, and we are very sorry for that.  We wouldn’t do this if we did not feel it was very important. 
We will make sure that the new car park will be open again when the School starts back for its summer term.
Thank you for your understanding.

Burstow Parish Council

The Smallfield village litter picks are resuming after a winter break and will be held on the following dates starting at 8am with a view to be completed by 10am.

Bring your own gloves, everything else you will need will be supplied.

Meet in the cafe room of the Centenary Hall, Wheelers Lane.

The dates for your diaries are Sundays;
17th March
28th April,
26th May
30th June
21st July.

Cllr Nick Bush

Opening of the new Smallfield Village Car Park on Redehall Road will take place on

Monday 19th February 2024
Official opening times 
07:45 - 19:15 Mon - Fri
09:00 -.....

Grants up to 50% of capital costs

The Rural England Prosperity Fund offers grants from £2,500 to £50,000 and up to 50% of the capital project costs to help grow the rural economy in rural areas of Tandridge, Guildford and Waverley.

Grants can fund equipment, tools and more

The Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) grants are for capital only expenditures – this means investment in tools, equipment, machinery as well as infrastructure, building conversions, or other costs which help in generating revenue and will be used on an ongoing basis.

Apply now

The funds are available now and need to be committed by March 2024, with your project completed by March 2025. Each of the district and Boroughs of Tandridge, Waverley and Guildford have £100,000 in rural England prosperity fund to allocate before March 2024.

Don’t miss out

To find out more and enquire go to surreycc.gov.uk/ruralprosperity

Volunteers work improve the foothpath along Plough Road

Burstow Parish Council are working in conjunction with Community Volunteers to improve the accessibility of the footpath along Plough Road.

Over time the width of the path has narrowed to the extend that for much of it it is not possible for 2 people walking alongside each other. This is due to overgrowth on up to a third of the width of the path.

Whilst we can’t do anything about the telegraph pole in the middle of the path, the Community Volunteers will be working to clear the overgrowth to help pedestrians, particularly those with children who walk to and from the school.

Hopefully everyone will appreciate the work being done and be supportive to those doing the work if you see them.

Cllr Bush

Surrey County Council have been made aware that flooding may have occurred in the Smallfield / Burstow area on May 9th.

Residents should report any flooding issues as follows:
How to report:

  •     If there is a threat to life – call 999
  •     If there is road flooding – call Surrey CC (Highways) - 0300 200 1003 or email: highways@surreycc.gov.uk
  •     If sewers and foul water are involved – call Thames Water - 0800 316 9800
  •     If a main river watercourse is involved – call the Environment Agency - 0345 988 1188
  •     If residents experience property flooding, report to flooding.enquiries@surreycc.gov.uk or the website Report it pages.”
This message from:  
Laila Janny Haddad
Flood and Climate Resilience Team
email: flooding.enquiries@surreycc.gov.uk
tel: 0300 200 1003

The Police have noticed an increase in the number of ‘close pass’ incidents lately, with reports both of horses running loose on country roads, and of drivers passing too close to riders.

We investigate every report we’re made aware of. If you’re a driver and come across horses running loose in the road, or a rider who has been involved in a close pass incident, we strongly encourage you report it to us. Riders can also use the Horse i app to report incidents to the British Horse Society: https://www.bhs.org.uk/go-riding/report-an-incident/incident-report-form/

Tips for drivers: (Highway code Rules 163, 166, 212, 215 et al)

  • Slow down to a maximum of 10mph when passing horses in the road.
  • Please don’t sound the horn or rev your engine around horses.
  • If safe to do so please put at least 2 metres between yourself and the horse when passing.

Tips for riders: (Highway code Rules 49-55)
  • Make sure you and your horse wear high vis clothing when out riding so you can both be clearly seen.
  • Consider wearing a body camera to capture any evidence of dangerous driving on the roads.

Rural Crime Officer PC Laura Rowley says “As road users we all need to work together to provide a safe environment for everyone, including vulnerable road users. I would urge anyone with information to contact us or, if you don’t wish to speak to police, to contact independent charity Crimestoppers.”

Message Sent By Sophie Argent
(Police, Communications Officer, Corporate Communications)

The Parish Council have been advised by the District Council that a gardening business have been refferred to Trading Standards and that residents should make their own inquiries to satisfy themselves that this business is legitimate.
(See the poster attached to this news item)
Perhaps William & Mary would like to contact us. 

Trading Standards officers are urging people to be on the alert for scams linked to the cost-of-living crisis and energy bills. The warning follows a significant rise in reports of energy scams nationally.

And with growing concern about energy bills, they want to avoid more pe.....