As with any other local neighbourhood, the policies and actions which affect the character and future of Lower Sunbury are generally framed and implemented by a combination of local and national government, along with the vested interests and market forces which operate within those frameworks. Lower Sunbury is by no means unique in being under threat from a creaking infrastructure brought about by rapid urban development, the growth of traffic, and other pressures affecting the quality of life and the character of the area.
Working with the local authorities, we see it as the responsibility of residents’ and amenity groups such as LOSRA to address the underlying issues which fundamentally affect their members’ lives, as well as the minutiae of everyday life with which such groups are often concerned.
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If you’re planning to eat out this Valentine’s Day, the last thing you should have to worry about is whether the restaurant takes food hygiene seriously.
The truth is, you can’t tell much about a restaurant’s hygiene standards from its appearance but there is one easy way to set yourmind at rest - check the food hygiene ratings. These tell you about hygiene standards in restaurants and other food businesses.
Check online at http://ratings.food.gov.uk/authority-search/spelthorne or, if you’re out and about, look for the green and black sticker. If you can’t see one just ask the staff.
The ratings reflect the findings of the Council’s Environmental Health Officers and range from 0 to 5, with a 5 rating meaning that the hygiene standards are very good.
Currently in Spelthorne, 52% of food businesses are rated as very good and 82% are rated as satisfactory, good or very good - so there are plenty of places to choose from.
For more information visit https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/foodhygiene
The Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Association is pleased to announce their Spring Coffee Concert programme.
Performance times, venue and box office details are given on the attached information leaflet.
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To Celebrate Billie's 100th birthday, Marta Capponi is pleased to present a night dedicated to her music. Marta's voice will bring the audience into the charming atmosphere of the old 40's when Billie Holliday was at the top of her short and intense career. Marta will be accompanied by an excellent jazz trio featuring Hampton based pianist Terence Collie, Richard Sadler on bass; and Emiliano Caroselli on drums.
The performance will start at 7.30pm (doors 7pm) with tickets at the door £10. Alternatively you may book online for the reduced rate of £8 at www.moodindigoevents.co.uk
The next open meeting of the Patients' Participation Group will be held at the Sunbury Health Centre from 6.30pm - 7.30pm on Monday 8th February.
The meeting, which has previously generated much positive feedback will, as before, be of limited duration and those wishing to attend may like to refer to the latest set of minutes from the Core Group for an update.
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The next music night is on Friday 29th January, when Sunbury Cricket Club welcomes back the Lee Ryder Band who played at the Club a couple of years back and are long overdue another appearance.
LRB is a top class professional blues band, led by Lee Ryder, a Londoner who has been playing the blues for over 40 years with some of the best players in the genre, since touring as a teenager in the ‘60s with his band Hush. All the members have a long history in the business, with Dave Lennox, formerly with The Foundations and Blodwyn Pig, on keyboards, and Simon Bishop, once with Renaissance and familiar to you as a member of The Good Old Boys, on guitar, plus Roger Brewer on drums and Vince Lewis on bass.
The Club has acquired a reputation for presenting top quality blues, and this gig will be no exception. There are loads of music, biogs and other info on their web site at www.theleeryderband.co.uk, so check them out.
Many readers will be aware from coverage in the national press that, during the weekend of 4th - 6th March this year, a countrywide clean-up event called Clean for the Queen will take place in honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. As the name suggests, it is a clean-up activity to remove litter from the streets and open spaces of Britain.
Whilst the Council will not be taking a central role in this initiative it is able to offer supplies of litter-pickers, gloves & bags; and will collect bags of litter afterwards.
To gauge the extent of support for this event it would be helpful if volunteers were also to get in touch with LOSRA by using the 'Contact LOSRA' facility at the top of the home page. (not the comment section below this notice). Likewise, if you have any particular street or open space in mind.