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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Chairman of the Lower Sunbury Business Community has forwarded the following email for publication on the LOSRA Website:
"It is with sadness that we have to announce the Annual LOSBC Christmas Market will not be held this year on Tuesday 14th December as planned.
There has not been enough interest from stall holders to exhibit at this years event."
This years market was due to take place on the same day as the popular 'Carols on the Meadow' event which attracts a regular following of local residents to the village.
Dennis van Wonderen, chairman of the LOSBC commented: 'It's very sad that this years market has had to be cancelled.
The difficult economic trading conditions are certainly a contributing factor towards the cancellation as there was insufficient interest from traders to exhibit.
The LOSBC is continuously striving to attract shoppers to the village and encourage residents to shop locally. Without the customers, the village wouldn't have
any shops! The event would have celebrated it's third year and a lot of the residents were looking forward to the festive gathering to kick off the Christmas celebrations.
Whilst this is a small setback, we will keep chipping away at different opportunities to keep the village shops alive!'
The Riverside Youth Theatre will stage a performance of Momo, based on the fantasy novel by Michael Ende.
The production will run from Wednesday 8th December to Saturday 11th December at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street.
No details of tickets or pricing but admission on the night should be possible.
The Autumn newsletter is currently with the printers and should be available for distribution to all 3,800 households in Lower Sunbury from the weekend of 4th/5th December. Its publication was again delayed this year whilst we awaited details of the London Irish appeals. The newsletter may be viewed by clicking here.