• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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    We invite anybody interested in the issues facing Lower Sunbury to subscribe 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.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 15:33

Older Persons' Safety Day, 19th October

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The following email has been received from Spelthorne Council:

Following last year’s successful and popular Older Persons’ Safety Day, Spelthorne Council is organising another event, on October 19 at the Orangery at Shepperton Studios.

The day will feature presentations on issues of safety and security including bogus callers and online scams.

A pharmacist will talk about all the different services available from the service.

See the attached flier for details and how to book. Transport is provided from local pick-up points.

Please share with any older people who might be interested in coming along; for example Good Neighbour scheme users, fellow residents, club members and so on.

Bookings are on a first come, first served basis.

Thanks

Regards,

 

Joanne Jones - Community Development Manager - Spelthorne Council

Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB

01784 446421

07703 468847

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Work on the 3.7m facility is yet to get under way, despite the county council's cabinet committee signing off the plans two years ago.

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Monday, 19 September 2016 14:43

Sunbury Walled Garden Claims Top-spot

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Spelthorne Council announces that its efforts to create a clean, green and colourful borough were recognised at this year’s prestigious South & South East in Bloom Awards.  At the awards, held in Fareham on 14 September, Spelthorne Council beat off competition from hundreds of entrants to pick up three awards. 

The ever-popular Sunbury Walled Garden claimed the top-spot, receiving a Gold award and being declared overall winner in the Small Park category for the fourth year running. 

There was more good news for Spelthorne with Staines and Sunbury Cemeteries both gaining Silver Gilt awards in the Best Cemetery category.

The annual competition is designed to encourage councils, residents and businesses to work together to improve the local environment and make towns and cities greener and cleaner. Expert judges toured the region in June and July and awarded marks based on a range of criteria.

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American born alto saxophonist, Allison Neale’s beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper with whom she has a particular affinity.

As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank; and more recently tenorist Scott Hamilton as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth ‘Generations‘ Band and the “Back to Basie’ Orchestra. She frequently tours the UK with her own Quartet but on this occasion will be accompanied by Terrence Collie, piano; Richard Sadler, bass; Emiliano Caroselli, drums. Her latest CD " I Wished on the Moon " was released in January 2015 on the Trio Records label and features the quartet as well as Milt Jackson influenced vibraphonist Nat Steele.

“ Allison Neale plays the alto saxophone with a tone so light and airy it positively melts at the edges” Dave Gelly , The Observer. “ A talent to savour” Peter Vacher Jazz UK.

Venue and start time: The Riverside Arts Centre, 59,Thames Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 pre-booked through www.moodindigoevents.co.uk.

Monday, 12 September 2016 08:31

Surrey Waste Local Plan Consultation

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Surrey County Council has launched a consultation giving residents and businesses the chance to have their say on the vision for the new Surrey Waste Local Plan. The new plan will make sure enough land is available so that facilities can be built to manage the waste Surrey households and businesses produce, in the most sustainable way.

To raise awareness of the consultation and to ensure residents have the chance to have their say, SCC have asked LOSRA to give it publicity.

The consultation will run until 25th November and residents can have their say by completing the questionnaire online at surreycc.gov.uk/newwasteplann or can request a copy by calling 0300 200 1003.

Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:00

Changes to Bus Services and Routes

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We are grateful to all those who completed a recent survey on bus services within the County.

Despite spirited opposition, it will be seen that, amongst others, the 555 Heathrow-Hersham and 556/557 Woking-Chertsey/Sunbury services are to be withdrawn.

To view the report, click here

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