• 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

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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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The next Music Night is next Friday 9th June, when Sunbury Cricket Club welcomes back BAD INFLUENCE, who were here early last year as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations – they’re one of the best and most popular blues/rock bands on the circuit and we’re delighted to have them back again this year.

BAD INFLUENCE are led by Val Hayes on vocals and guitar and Richard Hayes on lead/slide guitar, with Pete Stroud (formerly with Peter Green’s Splinter Group and familiar as bass player with Buddy Whittington) on bass, and Harry James (Thunder, Magnum) on drums. They play a distinctive brand of blues/rock, featuring material by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac along with original songs from their CDs, which are regularly featured on Paul Jones Radio 2 blues show. It will be a fine evening of archetypal Sunbury music night fare – food will be available as usual. 

There’s more information on their web site at www.badinfluence.org.uk and the fliers for event may be seen here

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 07:56

'Eco-park' Update

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Viewers will note that commissioning of the anaerobic digester at the ‘Eco-park’ has slipped yet further and the contractors, SUEZ, are not even forecasting when this will take place.

To view full update, click here

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 07:52

Summertime Music in the Walled Garden

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All are welcome to free afternoons of music in the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6AB.

All performances start at 2pm and finish at 4pm. A limited number of chairs are available at the Walled Garden or you are welcome to bring your own.

Sunday 11 June - Jake Fryer and All That Jazz
Sunday 18 June - Saxophany
Sunday 25 June - Sing Spelthorne

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:33

A new Mayor for Spelthorne

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The following press statement has been released by Spelthorne Council:

Cllr Vivienne Leighton was elected as the new Mayor for Spelthorne at the Annual Council Meeting held on Thursday 18 May. Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE was elected as Deputy Mayor.

Since being first elected to the Council in May 2003, representing Shepperton Town, Cllr Leighton has held a number of Cabinet positions over nine years as well as serving on several internal committees including the Planning and Licensing Committees. She has represented the Council on outside bodies including Surrey Supporting People Commissioning Body, and chaired Spelthorne Neighbourhood Watch.

Cllr Leighton is a retired bank officer and has lived in Spelthorne for 31 years. Living alongside the Thames, the new Mayor has a keen interest in all aspects of river life having also represented Spelthorne on the flooding inquiry in 2003 and the Management Committee of River Thames Alliance since 2006. She was also a school Governor for twelve years.

During her term as Mayor, Cllr Leighton will be supporting the following charities:

Spelthorne Dementia Support (Purple Angels) : helping to raise awareness of dementia-related illnesses and giving assistance to Alzheimer’s sufferers and their carers

Impossible Dream: providing river trips for wheelchair users

Swan Sanctuary: a rescue centre and registered veterinary practice specialising in waterfowl

Speaking during the meeting, Cllr Leighton said: I hope to appeal to different interests and different parts of the community. I want to celebrate the river and its environment, support the frail and older, involve young people and celebrate their talents … and have some fun on the way.

“I look forward to supporting local events and meeting as many people as I can over the next 12 months.”

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Since the inception of the annual TW12 Jazz Festival five years ago it will be the first time that part of it is destined to take place at the Riverside Arts Centre in Thames Street, Sunbury. The RAC has now become an established venue for the monthly jazz gigs organised by mood indigo events and which have proved to be very successful.

To see the poster for the Saturday line-up click here

The complete 3 day programme with booking instructions may be viewed by clicking here

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The vast majority of single dwelling development applications imply improvements not only for their owners but in the local housing stock generally. Occasionally however, this Association feels bound to object when an application is likely to impact adversely on the wider community; and the proposed development of a site currently occupied by a single bungalow (Manor Farm Cottage) into a block of nine (1 x 1 bed and 8 x 2 bed) flats at the busy road junction of Green Street and Manor Lane falls squarely into that category.

Residents who wish to make representations have until 24th May to do so. Submissions may be made via the planning portal at the Spelthorne Council Website quoting reference number: 17/00649/FUL.

Our Chairman has written on behalf of the Association and his submission may be viewed by clicking here

 

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