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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.

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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it will be seen that, amongst others, the 555 Heathrow-Hersham and 556/557 Woking-Chertsey/Sunbury services are to be withdrawn.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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The following notice has been received from Spelthorne Council and is reproduced here for our members:

Designed for the over-50s, this nine-day event promotes some of the activities and services aimed at helping older adults improve their health.

Leading a healthier, more active lifestyle doesn't necessarily mean going to the gym - it could be brisk walking, line dancing, Tai Chi or bowls. There really is something for everyone.

As part of the event, Spelthorne’s Community Centres are offering the chance for all new visitors to try one free activity from 26-30 September and giving away free goody bags on their weekend taster days (provided by Sainsbury's and Waitrose). Activities are also taking place at the Spelthorne and Sunbury Leisure Centres and at various other locations in the Borough.

Here’s a link to the webpage with a further link to the brochure:


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An application by the developers, Crest Nicholson, as an addendum to the approved scheme for Park Avenue, has been lodged with the Council. In their design and access statement the company states:"Following considered evaluation of current and anticipated market conditions and demand within the context of the Park Avenue development as proposed and the surrounding local area, it is felt that the area fronting the entrance green which previously proposed the addition of four large 3-storey, 5-bedroom villas (plots 52-55) would be better served by a single 3-storey centrepiece appartment building.... Parking provision for the proposed building meets the local authorities parking standards and provides a total of 36 parking spaces of which 24 are allocated. Additionally the 4 unallocated spaces on the adjacent street have been retained."

The developers intend to meet their affordable housing obligation based upon the precedents set by the previous consent and the viability work undertaken previously. It is proposed that the 35% proportion of affordable housing agreed in regard to the implemented consent be mirrored in this application. Based upon a net gain of 20 additional dwellings, this would require a contribution toward seven off-site dwellings of £335,125.

To view the application in its entirety and to make representations, please visit: http://my.spelthorne.gov.uk/planning/ quoting reference: 16/01357/FUL


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The annual Picnic in the Park run by the Friends of the Sunbury Embroidery will be held on Saturday 10th September. The event will feature Music Night favourites, The 60s All Stars - the Friends fancied a change from the orchestral music that's been the norm at past events.

For those of you who've never been, the Picnic in the Park takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden in Thames Street where the Gallery is situated and it's really an atmospheric event where you can bring your tables, chairs, picnic, drinks and whatever else (candelabra have been spotted on several tables); and enjoy the music as the dusk falls.

Gates open around 6pm with music from 7pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Gallery for £12.50 in advance or £15 on the night and funds raised by the event support the work of the Gallery.

To see poster, click here

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Further to the publication on this site of new charges to be introduced at Charlton Lane Community Recycling Centre (scroll down to article of 2nd August) we are pleased to publicise a petition calling for their abolition.

To add your name, click here: http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/Waste-charges/

The formal notification of Surrey CC's introduction to charging may be viewed by clicking here



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Simon will be performing at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, on Sunday, 4th September at 7.30pm to celebrate the music of John Coltrane with Terence Collie on piano, Paul Michael on bass and Rha Stranges on drums.

Simon Allen began his career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, performing alongside the likes of Jazz Stars Art Themen, Gerard Presencer, Jamie Cullum and Peter King.

After being a winner in the Daily Telegraph ‘Young Jazz’ competition, and a finalist in the ‘Young Jazz Musician of the Year’, Simon gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, and was selected to join UK drummer Clark Tracey's acclaimed Quintet, winning further awards and touring the UK over 7 years.

He has appeared at major UK venues and festivals including Ronnie Scott’s, the Barbican and Brecon Jazz Festival, and worked with an astonishing array of top musicians from the jazz and pop world.

Between 2005-2013 Simon was featured in the late Stan Tracey CBE’s various groups, and is featured on his final two quartet recordings, as well as octet and big band album releases. He has also appeared on the Jools Holland’s “Later” TV show performing a track from the album "Senior Moment".

Tickets £10 on the door or, in advance, £8 by booking on www.moodindigoevents.co.uk

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