• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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    You can find all the recent LOSRA Newsletter available to download Read More
  • 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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We earnestly hope that you will be able to attend our AGM at 8pm on Wednesday at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street when Dr Gill and Richard Fryer will be giving an update on the proposed improvements to our local health centre in Green Street.

If you are unable to attend you can see the minutes of the 2015 AGM by clicking here; and the statement of accounts by clicking here

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‘Listen very carefully, I will say this only once;’ yes there will be a stage production of the hugely popular TV comedy series ‘Allo Allo’. This is an exciting, ground-breaking joint venture between Manor Players and Shepperton Players who will go under the name of Riverside Players.

The performances will be held at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, from Wednesday from 29th June to Saturday July 2nd.

The stage version of ‘Allo ‘Allo follows the adventures of Rene, the hapless café’ owner in war torn occupied France, as he and his wife, Edith, struggle to keep for themselves a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis and kept in a sausage in their cellar. Rene is hiding two British airmen and is endeavouring with the help of the Resistance, to repatriate them.

However, communications with London through a wireless disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments he endures in the company of his patrons. Matters come to a head with the news that the Fuhrer is to visit the town and the café becomes filled with tricksters intending to impersonate Hitler before the event. Rene will need all the wit he can muster to save his café and his life….

Tickets are already on sale. Call the Box Office 0777 145 8696 or book using your credit card via our website www.sunburyriverside.co.uk

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A strong campaign team consisting of County and Borough Councillors, members of the Spelthorne Business Forum, our MP and passionate supporters, are currently in discussion with the two train companies to have been short-listed to run the rail franchise (which is up for renewal in 2017), together with Transport for London (TFL) and the Ministry of Transport.

The campaign group has over 4,000 signatures and will be holding a public meeting at the Thomas Knyvett College, Stanwell Road, Ashford, TW15 3DU on 7th July at 7.30pm; inviting the press, representatives from the education authorities, the rail companies, business and entertainment companies and Spelthorne residents.

Sunbury residents are invited to attend and are asked to register their attendance via the Eventbrite web site to be found at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where they can also find more information about the Zone 6 campaign, answer a few questions on Surveymonkey which will be addressed at the meeting, as well as signing the petition.

The Campaign group has already received an email from a Sunbury resident supportive of the campaign, who described how she and other friends and neighbours travel out of their way to avoid paying the expensive fares from Sunbury station into London. That email is not untypical of many others received.

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Squires, the sponsors of Spelthorne in Bloom, wish to increase the number of entries in the category of Best Riverside Garden.

The River Thames runs through our borough from Staines to Lower Sunbury and the judges have decided that the best way of finding a winner is to judge the entries from the river.

If you live on the river and would like to enter your riverside garden into the competition please click here to read the letter to residents; and the application form which, after printing off, must be returned by Friday 24th June.

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The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club falls on Friday 17th June, when the Club welcomes The Acoustic Strawbs. The Club has had some pretty big names play at  their Music Nights over the years, but the Strawbs certainly count among the most illustrious, having had big hits and released a string of important albums during their heyday in the ‘70s.

They started life in Strawberry Hill as a bluegrass band, and became a hugely successful folk-prog rock group in the ‘70s with hits like “Lay Down” and “Part Of The Union”, and albums like “Bursting At The Seams” and Hero & Heroine”, voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best 50 prog rock albums of all time.

A host of major names passed through their ranks over the years, and we will feature their acoustic line-up, comprising members from among their most successful incarnations — Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk and Dave Lambert.

There’s plenty of absorbing info at www.strawbsweb.co.uk.

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The next open meeting of the Patients' Participation Group will be held at the Sunbury Health Centre from 6.30pm - 7.30pm on Monday 6th June.

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.

To view the minutes, click here

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