Community Update September 2019

BCA Summer Social

True or false? A French wine region has a law forbidding spaceships from landing in the vineyard.

This was one of many questions members faced when they came along to our wine and cheese evening on the 15th July. Proceedings began with a quiz, progressed to some wine tasting and ended with a variety of cheeses. It proved a most enjoyable evening and we would like to thank all the people who came along, supported the tombola by buying all the tickets and donating generously to BCA funds.

And the answer? Believe it or not, true!

Car Parking Charges at Sutherland Memorial Park

Car parking charges are now in place at Sutherland Memorial Car Park. They will apply Monday to Friday from 0600h to 1700h. The first five hours will be free, 5 to 7 hours will cost £5 and 7 to 11 hours will be £9.

These restrictions have already caused problems for residents, especially the No Return Same Day clause. Many people visit the car park at least twice a day to take their children to and from the nursery or school – they are now concerned that they may be breaking the law. The BCA has raised this issue with GBC, asking for clarification. At the time of writing (early August) no response has been forthcoming other than a bland “we will review this early next year.” We shall continue to press for prompt action to deal with this problem.

A resident started a petition to abolish the restrictions. This should stay open until September so if there is enough time, here is the link if you wish sign:

To get in touch with the BCA: Contact the secretary on phone 01483 567791 or visit the website at

Fly tipping in Surrey

If you employ someone to get rid of your waste and they just dump it, you could be fined up to £400.

Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) are running a campaign during August and September to encourage residents to be vigilant when using traders to get rid of waste. You need to do two things to avoid losing money:

  • Make sure your builder/trader is a registered waste carrier
  • Get a receipt for your waste disposal.

For more information, to report a fly tipping incident or to find out if a trader is licenced, visit

Help Wanted

One of the ways we communicate with the community is via Facebook. It means we can get information out quickly – important if it’s something urgent. If you could spare around an hour a week to help keep our Facebook page updated, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact the Secretary if you can help.

Dates for your Diary

Our next public meetings will be on September 16th and November 18th, topics to be announced – we also hope to have a Christmas Social in December. Please keep an eye on social media for more information.

Help by joining the Burpham Community Association today!

Subscriptions are just £8 per household or £4 per single occupancy to join now in 2018, and help contribute to the BCA fighting to protect our village and community. To join the BCA or renew your subscription, please fill in the form below and click ‘submit’. You can pay with your bank:

Account Name: Burpham Community Association
Sort Code: 40-22-26
Account Number: 41049194


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