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    LOSRA's Aims

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

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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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London Irish have advised LOSRA that the Hazelwood Ground will be hosting a pre-season friendly match between London Irish RFC and Harlequins on Saturday 12th August at 3pm which, coincidentally, is also the date of the Sunbury Regatta.

The Club will be deploying car parking attendants but experience tells us that such events attract large numbers of vehicle owners who pay scant regard to the L.I attendants and even less to the convenience of residents living nearby.

If you experience problems, please get in touch with London Irish Amateur RFC at: www.hazelwood-centre.co.uk as the Club is always looking at ways to mitigate the effects of big events on the local community.

 

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Congratulations to Sunbury cricketer Toby Roland-Jones, who has made a stunning Test Match debut for England at the Oval against South Africa in the Third Test. He made his One Day international debut against South Africa in May. In South Africa’s first innings at the oval Toby took the wickets of five out of the top six batsmen to post excellent bowling figures of 5-57. He then made a significant contribution in South Africa’s second innings, taking the prized wicket of their star batsman Hashim Amla for the second time in the match. It is a notable achievement for bowlers to achieve the distinction of a Test Match five-wicket haul in their debut innings but even more remarkable to have finished with match figures of 8 - 129 (becoming the first England bowler since James Kirtley took 8 wickets against South Africa at Trent Bridge in 2003).  Although primarily selected as a bowler, Toby has also made a handy contribution with the bat, scoring 25 and 21 not out in England’s two innings. batting at No. 9.

Toby started playing cricket as a junior colt at Sunbury Cricket Club when he was about five years old, and played in all the colts age group teams, representing Middlesex throughout his colts’ career. He played for Hampton School and then for the Bradford/Leeds Universities Cricketing Centre of Excellence when he was at Leeds University. He was a regular member of Sunbury’s 1st XI and, after successful season at the Club in the Surrey Championship, signed a contract with Middlesex in 2010. Last season, he legendarily took a hat-trick in the final game of the season, taking the last three Yorkshire wickets to secure the County Championship for Middlesex for the first time in 23 years.

Toby is the second Sunbury player to play Test Match cricket - another fast bowler Richard Johnson, who is now a coach at Middlesex, also played for England.

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Sunbury Regatta Chairman's statement:

I look forward to welcoming you all to the 2017 Sunbury Amateur Regatta on 12th August 2017.

This year will be the 140th year that the Regatta has been held. I do hope that you will enjoy yourselves watching the skiff, punting and dongola races, wandering around the stalls and the taking part in the entertainment on the lawn.

As the evening begins, please stay on the island to watch the final of Has Sunbury Got Talent, listen to live music, watch the illuminated sail past and our famous fireworks.

Everything that makes the Regatta the day it is, is the result of the hard work of a dedicated set of volunteers who give up their spare time to plan, build and run the Regatta each year and that planning is already underway. 

The agenda of the Regatta is:

0900 - Racing starts
1100 - Gates open
1200 - Bar opens
1830 - Final of Has Sunbury Got Talent
2100 - Illuminated sail past by the Mid Terms Yacht Club
2130 - Fireworks

We are always looking for new committee members to help run the Regatta and helpers on the day, Please contact us via our website  if you would like to help continue the largest family day out in the Sunbury calendar.

http://www.sunburyregatta.com/

Monday, 31 July 2017 07:50

Police Notice

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There has been a number of burglaries in  Sunbury-on-Thames lately

We would like to remind all residents of a few simple steps to prevent burglary and protect your home

Criminals look for a number of signs to detect an empty home. How can you protect your property from intruders?

Make your home secure

There are a variety of ways to make your home more secure for the future. While some security measures can be expensive, there are other things you can do that cost much less:

  • Leave lights or a radio on when you go out.
  • Break up packaging for electrical goods (TVs, laptops etc) and put it all in your recycling box. Leaving it outside will alert a burglar to your new purchase.
  • Keep ladders out of sight.
  • Don’t leave accessible windows open at night.
  • Don’t leave side gates open and make sure they’re secure.
  • Check that all doors and windows are properly closed and locked even if you are just 'popping out' for a short time.


If you need to Report a Crime

Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if the crime is happening right now.

To report non-emergency crime:

Online - Visit report.police.uk

TextPhone - 18000

  • This is a new service. We are gathering feedback and making regular improvements.
  • If the crime happened in Surrey or Sussex you can report it using our new online service
  • All reports are reviewed by the police and, if necessary, we'll respond by email or phone within 24 hours
  • You will need to provide an email address or phone number.


Report anonymously - CrimeStoppers are an independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes. They run an anonymous 0800 555 111 phone number that you can call to pass on information about crime. Alternatively people can pass them information anonymously via their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club on Friday 4th August is a very special occasion as it marks the welcome return of the brilliant Texan blues guitarist, singer, harmonica player and songwriter HAMILTON LOOMIS, who visited the Club five years ago - this is first time since then that we have been able to secure a gig on his annual UK tour. 

Hamilton was a protégé of the legendary blues artist Bo Diddley and appeared on stage with him as well as performing on his albums. He is a sensational performer, and his ‘live’ show is something to behold.

Guitar Player magazine wrote if him: “If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the centre of it.”, and he is one of the young artists at the forefront of bringing blues-based American music into the 21st century and redefining it for a contemporary audience.

His album “Ain’t Just Temporary” reached No. 7 in Billboard’s Blues Chart. His band features Armando Aussenac (drums, background vocals) and Fabian Hernandez (saxes, keyboards, background vocals).  It will be a stunning evening.

There’s full information about him at www.hamiltonloomis.com and loads of ‘live’ videos on www.youtube.com

Tickets are £10.00 and are available in advance from the Cricket Club bar or contact Paul Watts at the e-mail address below.

For more info e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07976 334482

Sunbury Cricket Club, Lower Hampton Rd. Sunbury TW16 5PS 

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Following the recent news item on a failed parking company at Gatwick Airport you may find the following tips useful for ensuring secure airport parking:

  • Choose an airport approved operator for Meet & Greet
  • Choose police-approved Park Mark Award car parks
  • Ensure the price is not too good to be true
  • Check out user reviews
  • Ensure the company has a physical address, not just a registered office (look on the website)
  • Pay by credit card for extra protection, as any damage to your vehicle may not be covered by your insurance
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