• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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    View Our Newletters

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  • LOSRA's Aims

    LOSRA's Aims

    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
  • Sunbury As It Was

    Sunbury As It Was

    Visit the LOSRA Gallery for images past and Present Read More
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Welcome to the LOSRA Website

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.

Please sign up to receive our regular e-bulletins by subscribing via the facility at the top left hand of this page. It goes without saying that, without your continued support we would cease to function so we urge you to join, or renew your membership now Subscriptions (£5 per household) for 2017 are now payable.

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Situated on the Lower Hampton Road, Thames Court, the HQ of the Salvation Army, is one of those local landmarks which has aroused the curiosity of residents over the years.

We are now invited to an open afternoon at these impressive premises between 1pm – 4pm on Saturday 1st July with a musical programme provided by the Staines Salvation Army band. All are welcome.

For poster, click here

Monday, 26 June 2017 08:26

Chairman's Report to LOSRA 2017 AGM

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Despite falling on the hottest June day on record, our AGM attracted a large number of existing and new members. Unfortunately, due to the parliamentary debate on the Queen’s speech our guest speaker, Kwasi Kwateng MP, was unable to attend. This in no way detracted from a very informative evening with presentations by the Environment Agency to update us on the Thames Flood Relief Scheme; and by Colin Squire on the birth and history of his family’s garden centres.

As is customary, Our Chairman, Paul Thompson opened the AGM with his report. To view, click here

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Night time street lights are being switched back on in Spelthorne from Thursday 22 June.

Although street lighting is the responsibility of the County Council, an agreement was made between the Leaders of Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council to reinstate night time lights in Spelthorne for an initial period of five years, on the understanding that the Borough Council would find the necessary funding.

This was approved by Surrey County Council's Cabinet on 30 May.

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Council, said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to resolve this with the County Council. Lots of concerns were raised by residents about the switch off, many of whom are shift workers, so I am glad we have been able to respond to those concerns.”

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The following email has been forwarded to LOSRA by Ashford North Residents’ Association:

Dear Residents

You may be aware the Blanche Heriot Unit at Ashford & St Peters  is planned to close on 30th September 2017.

This will leave no level 3 Sexual Health Clinic  in this area - the closest being several miles away in Guildford or Kingston. The replacement services are not as they purport to be and will not provide the same level of cover as the Blanche Heriot unit does.

  1. They see a vast number of pts- and because it is a confidential service the number of people they see is not always appreciated
  2. Breaking up a very efficient, humble, capable, experienced team- who often stay beyond their allotted hours
  3. Fall out on the local GP community will be significant.
  4. Short sighted closure with the potential effect of the spread of untreated sexual disease causing significant community and health service problems.

If you would like to make you voice heard and support keeping the Blanche Heriot unit open then please sign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/keep-blanche-heriot-unit-at-st-peter-s-hospital-open

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All three items will be collected by a new dedicated vehicle on the same day as recycling or rubbish but at a different time. A portion of the money from the textiles collected will be donated to a local charity.

Residents can check which day their collection is by typing their postcode in to My Spelthorne or by calling 01784 451499.

A leaflet with information and the new collection calendar was delivered to residents in May together with a roll of plastic food waste liners. Residents can also re-use bread bags, salad bags and plastic carrier bags, newspaper or compostable liners to line their caddy. The calendar will also be in the summer edition of the Bulletin.

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STOP PRESS!

Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng detained at Her Majesty's pleasure!

Actually, he was due to give the keynote address at the LoSRA AGM tomorrow evening, but as the Queen's Speech is delayed until Wednesday, he will have to attend the following debate and will be unable to speak at the AGM.

However, in anticipation of this, there are 2 excellent back-up speakers, one from the Environment Agency, on flooding alleviation, and Colin Squire, of Garden Centres fame, who is also President of the Sunbury & Shepperton Local History Society. The Riverside Arts Centre is air conditioned, so please come along at 8pm - it'll be really cool!

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