• 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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The Sunbury Health Centre group practice 2017 summer newsletter has just been published and may be viewed by clicking here

Monday, 10 July 2017 08:50

Oak Processionary Moth Alert!

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The oak processionary moth is a risk to human health. The larvae (caterpillars) are covered in irritating hairs that contain a toxin and contact with these hairs, or their inhalation, can result in skin irritation and allergic reactions. These problems are significant because the moth is often most abundant on urban trees, along forest edges and in amenity woodlands. Oak processionary moth is a native species of central and southern Europe, where it is widely distributed, but its range has been expanding northwards, presumably in response to climate change. It is now firmly established in northern France and the Netherlands, and has been reported from southern Sweden. More recently, colonies of larvae have been found in parts of London.

Their hairs can cause unpleasant skin, eye and throat irritations in people and animals.

You can help the Forrestry Commission control this pest so we can all continue to safely enjoy our parks and woodlands.

Please tell the Forrestry Commission if you see:

  • processions or clusters of caterpillars in oak trees; or
  • silken webbing trails or nests on the trunks or branches of oak trees

Remember to:

  • keep away from the caterpillars and nests
  • call NHS111 or see a doctor or vet for serious allergic reactions.


Nests or caterpillars in other trees are unlikely to be OPM and do not need to be reported.

Report OPM with Tree Alert at forestry.gov.uk/opm or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 067 4442

Friday, 07 July 2017 08:22

Eco Park - Update on progress

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For the latest information from Suez on the ‘Eco Park’ development, click here

 

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SUMMER BBQ PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT OUR SUMMER BBQ - SATURDAY 15th JULY

FOOD: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

LIVE MUSIC: 8:30pm

TICKETS: £10 PER HEAD (£6 for U14s) - available from The Bar, Dave Smith, Karl Burgess

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At our AGM on 21st June we were very fortunate to have welcomed from the Environment Agency, Justine Glynn, Community Resilience Advisor, and Emma Booth, a chartered civil engineer who gave us an up-to-date presentation on the River Thames Scheme and its likely effect on the Lower Sunbury area. Justine offered to make available a copy of the slides that she and Emma used for the presentation.

To view slides, please click here

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The next Music Night falls on Friday 7th July when the Cricket Club welcomes BIG STEAM. Most of the members of Big Steam are familiar faces at the Club as they were formerly in The Others, the R&B band which was formed at Hampton Grammar School in the 60s, and were signed to the Fontana label, also taking over as the house band at Richmond’s Crawdaddy Club in the wake of the Rolling Stones and Yardbirds. They re-formed a few years ago and have done some excellent gigs at the Club.

They have undergone one or two changes over the last year or so, the main one being the addition of another former Hampton School contemporary, lead guitarist and singer Tim Staffel, who boasts a fascinating musical heritage, in that he was a member of the group Smile, the first group formed by Brian May of Queen when he was at Imperial College, with Roger Taylor, and which recorded briefly for the Mercury label. It was Tim who introduced Freddie Mercury to the band before he left to join Humpy Bong, although one of Tim’s songs, co-written with Brian, was on Queen’s first album.

As a result of Tim’s arrival, the musical profile has broadened from its hard-edged R&B base to include some original material, and having made their debut at last summer’s Ealing Blues Festival, they had done a couple of mini-tours in Europe in the last couple of months, so it promises to be an interesting and entertaining evening.

Food will be available as usual, and tickets for next month’s Hamilton Loomis gig will be on sale.

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