Burstow Parish Council

01342 841880


BPC Planning Committee & Properties & Projects Committee will meet on the 24th May 2022.
Agendas are on the Agenda & Minutes pages.

Weather allowing, it will all take place outside. Plan B is to move indoors should we have a hurricane or other unforseen event!

People are welcome to bring their own picnic or buy from the Fish & Chip van that will be here for the duration.  We also have a 'tea & cake' stall & Bar. Some of the baking will be gluten free.  To entertain children a face painting lady will be here (small fee) and at the beginning of the event there will be a small bouncy castle suitable for pre-school age children.

The Scouts are going to have a treasure hunt and there may be some parachute games (not 100% sure about the parachute).

Entertainment will be the Songmen from about 12.301.30, followed by Steve Robinson and the Health Champions signing for about 20 minutes. Steve will then carry on by himself for a little longer.  A barn dance between 3.30 and 4.45 followed by the draw of winning raffle prizes. Tickets will be £1.00 a strip and prizes range from a £50 voucher to be spent in a local shop to some booze, a crochet Queen and lots more.  The day ends at 6pm.

A small amount of disabled parking will be available in the doctors car park and we’ll have some parking on the School playground for others.

Theft of catalytic converters in Surrey is on the rise. Thieves are becoming brazen in their attempts at stealing them, often in broad daylight or early evening.

The theft of a catalytic converter can take no more than three minutes to complete, with the chance of incidents being reported to police being low.

Statistics indicate that Toyota Auris, Honda CR-V and Jazz, Mazda MX5 and Lexus CT models appear to be regular targets but other models have also been targeted.

The use of a trusted catalytic converter marking kit or cage is worth investigating  but be vigilant in your community and call 999 if you see a crime taking place.

Officers throughout Surrey are working hard to apprehend these offenders. Thanks to members of the public alerting us three males were arrested on November 30th in Elmbridge Borough on suspicion of attempted theft from a motor vehicle and going equipped for theft of a motor vehicle. When the vehicle they were driving was searched various items including gloves and saw blades were found.

Karen Hughes
Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

Thinking of buying yourself an e-scooter for Christmas? Or buying one for someone else?  Or know someone planning to buy one? Be warned.

Currently, you can buy an e-scooter, but you cannot ride it on a UK public road, cycle lane, pavement or pathway.

Anyone who does is committing an offence. Full stop. Don't let anyone - especially the seller - tell you otherwise.

The only place a private-owned e-scooter can be used is on private land, with the permission of the landowner.

They are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs), and so they're treated as motor vehicles and are subject to all the same legal requirements - MOT, tax, licensing and specific construction. Because they don't always have visible rear red lights, number plates or signalling ability, they can't be used legally on the roads. If you use a privately-owned e-scooter on any public road, cycle lane, pavement or pathway you could get a £300 fixed-penalty notice and, if you have one, six points on your driving licence.

Since 2020 the government has allowed local councils to run e-scooter rental trials, where members of the public can pay to hire a scooter. Renters will be required to have a driving licence, be insured, and wear a helmet. These rented e-scooters have a maximum speed of 15.5mph and are still banned from pavements. They cannot be ridden outside the governing local authority area. So an e-scooter rented legally in Teddington, say, cannot be ridden across the border into Molesey, which is in Surrey. Surrey has no e-scooter rental schemes in operation anywhere.

So, to repeat the message above, anyone seen riding an e-scooter on Surrey’s roads, pavements or a public pathways is committing an offence. This also applies to all of Sussex.
Keep safe and well
Martin Stilwell
Chair, Surrey NhW

There have been a number of keyless car thefts in the Tandridge area over the last few weeks.

Keyless car theft, also known as relay theft, is the phrase given to the theft of cars with a keyless entry system. Criminals use equipment to intercept the signal from the key inside the house and use this to unlock and start the car and then drive away. This means that even if your car and home are secure, thieves can still unlock, start and steal your car. There are simple steps that you can take to reduce your risk of falling victim to this type of crime:

  • Box It | Bag It | Block It
  • Box It: placing your keys in a metal tin can be enough to block the signal from travelling any further.
  • Bag It: another option is to purchase a signal-blocking pouch and keep your keys in this when they’re not in use.
  • Block It: where possible, consider using other vehicles to block your keyless car in so it can’t be easily driven away.
Some keys have an option to turn off the signal transmitted from it, sometimes with the double press of a button, so it’s worth checking your manual to see whether yours has this functionality.
Karen Hughes: Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

A comprehensive letter from the inspector Mr Philip Lewis BA(Hons) MA MRTPI, regarding the examination of Tandridge District Council's ‘Our Local Plan: 2033’  is of the view that "withdrawal of the plan from examination is looking like the most appropriate option given the circumstances".