• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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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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Willmott Dixon, the construction company currently contracted by Elmbridge Council to do the remediation works at the sports stadium on the Walton side of the Thames has now submitted a new planning application -this time in their name and not that of Elmbridge Borough Council - which is available to view at www.elmbridge.gov.uk/planning Application ref: 2016/3371. Objections to the application may be made by simply going on to the yellow comment bubble.

The proposal is not materially different from the planning application that local 'Save our Thames Side' campaign group has been fighting for the last 4 years and which is currently under judicial review at the High Court.

Objections do not need to involve in-depth analysis but must be confined to planning reasons which, for those of us who live north of the river, would include: building on the green belt; light pollution; noise pollution (especially over water); or environmental damage.

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The next Music Night at the SCC falls on Friday 11th November and it sees the welcome return of The Dave Kelly Band. Dave has been a leading figure of the UK blues scene for 40 years, and is one of the country’s finest slide guitarists. During the ‘60s blues boom he joined The John Dummer Blues Band as vocalist and guitarist alongside his late lamented sister Jo-Ann Kelly, and toured the UK backing John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, before he and Jo Ann formed Tramp with Tony McPhee. In 1979 he founded The Blues Band with Paul Jones, Hughie Flint & Tom McGuinness, former members of Manfred Mann and McGuinness Flint, and they are still the UK’s top blues attraction.

His own band is quite a family affair, with Pete Emery on lead guitar – husband of Dave’s late sister Jo-Ann, and another Dummer Band veteran – along with Dave’s son Sam Kelly on drums. Sam often deputises for Rob Townsend in the Blues Band. Homer Kelly-Tarrant is on bass guitar – he tours regularly with Dave & Christine Collister. Keyboard player Lou Stonebridge was with Glass Menagerie, Paladin and McGuinness Flint, and produced the first two Blues Band albums.

An evening of absolutely top class blues is guaranteed, and the Club is fortunate to welcome an artist of Dave’s stature to Sunbury once again. For more info and great YouTube videos just Google Dave Kelly.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:07

Please Sign Petition to Save 555 Bus Service

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Readers of the Sunbury Facebook page will already be aware of the petition to save this and other Abellio services.

These services include access to Heathrow as well as schools colleges and towns around Surrey, and, critically, St. Peter's Hospital.

You are invited to add your name by the closing date of 7th November by clicking on this link

Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:12

Autumn Newsletter Now with the Printers

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Our Autumn newsletter, currently with the printers, will be distributed to all households during the first couple of weeks in November.

Alternatively, you may read it on line by clicking here

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Sunbury Health Centre's Patient Participation Group (PPG) was established two years ago to represent patients of the Centre, receive input from local people about the Centre's services, and to provide its patients with news and information on what SHC does, and how it is changing.

​The PPG works closely in partnership with the Practice to help drive much needed change forward. Open Meetings are held three times a year where all patients are welcome to come along to hear about the many developments and improvements that have been made and understand the challenges facing SHC. It is also an opportunity to voice your views and ideas.

Patients are invited to attend the next open meeting which will take place at the Health Centre from 6.30pm - 7.30pm on Monday 7th November.

Monday, 24 October 2016 11:47

Working to Make Surrey Prepared

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Would you like to help your home and the community you live in be prepared for anything, from flooding to very cold weather? A new initiative, Surrey Prepared, aims to help people in Surrey do just that by providing the information and resources they need to help make their communities stronger and more resilient.

Unfortunately major incidents can and do happen in Surrey – just two and a half years ago the county experienced such severe flooding that the army was called in to provide support. We’ve seen that communities who come together during incidents are better off, whether from how they dealt with the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease to the way communities respond to large fires.

Surrey County Council has worked with its partners to launch the Surrey Community Resilience Partnership. The partnership will help communities build resilience and protect homes under the Surrey Prepared initiative, with everything from advice on developing a community emergency plan to training, resources to help you prepare for major incidents and even help with getting funding to help make your community more resilient. The aim is to support households and communities to prepare in advance of any incident so they are safer and better informed, as well as encouraging stronger communities all year round.

Click here to find out how you can get involved or follow @SurreyPrepared on Twitter.

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