Burstow Parish Council

01342 841880


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;
26th May
30th June
21st July.

Cllr Nick Bush

Official opening times 
07:45 - 19:15 Mon - Fri
09:00 - 17:00 Sat, Sun and Public Holidays

The opening coincides with the start of the Wheelers Lane/Redehall Road Junction roadworks.

Natural gras.....

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.....