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  • Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association 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.

Monday, 20 December 2010 16:45

Slip Sliding Away

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Icy roads in Lower SunburyReaders may remember the response of the Highways Authority to the freezing conditions last year. It seemed that those roads not included in Priority Route 1 were not treated due to the lack (and therefore rationing) of salt.

Despite there being no such shortage this year, it appears that Manor Lane, an important thoroughfare but not included in PR 1, now resembles an ice rink and a number of accidents have already occurred along this stretch of road.

For what it's worth, the situation is being reported to the County Council but for up-to-date bulletins please visit Highways Information Online.

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Surrey Eco ParkAt the recent Have Your Say event at Salesian School in Chertsey,The Leader of Surrey County Council, Dr Andrew Povey said that he did not support the use of incinerators in the County. A LOSRA member having researched the term 'gasification' has concluded the following in this edited article:

"This needs drilling into everyone's consciences like times tables. Talking about gasification at this ['Eco Plant'] is obfuscation, deliberately telling only half the story.

"As an input/output device it is an incinerator that happens to generate a little bit of electricity allowing SITA to sell it in order to offset costs. It's an equivocal and misleading claim.

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In our Autumn newsletter, and on our Website, we published an article on the disappearance of a 'public footpath' sign and the erection of a gate between nos. 32 - 34 Thames Street. It seems that we were a bit hasty in drawing any conclusions about these developments and we must apologise for that. The sign was in fact removed by Surrey County Council in November 2005 and a gate licence was issued at the same time. Spelthorne Borough Council had also given permission for the gate.

These steps were considered necessary as a deterrent security measure to protect properties on the River. They are not intended to deter bona fide users of the footpath who may still gain access by the simple expedient of pushing the gate open and closing it after themselves and, if accompanied by a dog, keeping it on a lead.

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Our local Police Inspector has written to the Chairman of LOSRA asking our membership to help track down Surrey's most wanted criminals. Her email is self-explanatory and the link should carry details within the next few days.

Can you help trace Surrey’s ‘Most Wanted’?

Most WantedThe top 15 most wanted people in Surrey are being warned to look over their shoulders as a new website aimed at helping track down serious offenders in the region is launched today.

The public can now view the county’s ‘Most Wanted’ online and help police locate those who may have gone to ground and bring them to justice.

The Rogues Gallery include those sought in connection with offences such as attempted murder, serious assault, drug importation, ATM fraud and burglary.

Surrey Police has teamed up with independent charity Crimestoppers which will feature them on its website, allowing the public to look at pictures and E-fits and view CCTV footage of people currently wanted across the county.

They can be viewed by visiting http://crimestoppers-uk.org/surrey and clicking on Most Wanted. Crimestoppers allows people to give information about crime anonymously by telephone or via the Crimestoppers website.

Tuesday, 07 December 2010 20:35

Lower Sunbury Safer Neighbourhood Team

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P.C. Caroline Barnes, Lower Sunbury Safer Neighbourhood Team Sends her report for the Month of November.

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Eco Park ComplaintLOSRA has always held the view that the term Eco Park is a deceptively 'greenwash' term cynically designed to hoodwink the local community as to the true intent of what is in fact a very large industrial waste processing plant with a huge chimney stack to disperse greenhouse gases and other pollutants throughout the Borough.

The Advertising Standards Authority have addressed a complaint from a Shepperton resident concerning two newsletters from the Surrey County Council waste contractors, SITA; and have passed it to their investigations department who will deal with it by applying their formal investigations procedure.

In short, this means they are deeming the complaints valid and will now ask SITA UK to comment on the each of the points made. The ASA investigations team will draft a recommendation, which should then be passed to the resident for comment. It will subsequently be referred to ASA Council for adjudication. Once the Council have made a decision the adjudication will be published on their website.

Due to the complexity of the investigation they have warned it is likely to take a long time to complete as SITA UK would (probably) wish to substantiate the claims being challenged, and it is expected they will send a large amount of complicated information to the ASA. Should this happen, the ASA would consult an independent expert.

The following is a summary of the complaints made by the resident against SITA:

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