Burstow Parish Council

01342 841880


There will be a meeting of the BPC Planning committee followed by a Finance & General Purpose Committee meeting on the 12th December 2023.

The Planning committee meeting will start at 6:45pm.

The agenda is on the website in the usual place.

All are welcome.  

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.....