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    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means 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.

Friday, 25 November 2016 17:49

Thames Street Closure from 28th November

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The following self-explanatory email has been received from Surrey Highways Authority:

For your information can I advise of emergency works being carried out by Thames Water on Thames Street, Sunbury on Thames near the junction of The Avenue.

These works are to make repairs to a damaged sewer which is now causing major customer flooding.

Thames Water have requested the duration of works to be from Monday 28th November until Friday 9th December.

The traffic management that will be placed on Thames Street is a road closure. Due to the width of the carriageway, Thames Water will not be able to maintain traffic flows.

We have also requested extended hours of working 07:00 - 19:00.

The buses have been informed of these works.

I hope you find this information useful.

Kind Regards

Natasha Haider
Network Coordinator – Runnymede & Spelthorne
Network Coordination Team
Network and Asset Management Group
Surrey Highways

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Ant Law’s love of guitar was kick-started by SRV (Stevie Ray Vaughn), bolstered by The Beatles and Stones, then shaped through classic blues, and the stadium rock and virtuosos of the 80s. It’s an unconventional route to jazz, but one that has imbued the composer, touring artist and author’s playing with a rare and captivating feel.


The recent release of his second album, Zero Sum World, confirms Ant Law’s place as one of the most original jazz-guitarists in a generation. Aside from writing, touring and recording with his own group, Law collaborates with a who’s who of the UK contemporary jazz scene and is also a published author.


He will be appearing at the Riverside Arts Centre on Sunday 11th December with Terence Collie, piano; Richard Sadler, bass; Paul Cavaciuti, drums and special guests. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served to complete what should be a very enjoyable festive night out.


The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets at £10 may be ordered on line via the website: www.moodindigoevents.co.uk or £12 on the door.

Friday, 25 November 2016 17:45

Stay Cab-wise this Christmas

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With the party season approaching, Spelthorne Council is warning residents to take care and only use licensed cabs.

Licensed taxi and mini cabs drivers will have undergone a series of background checks. Unlicensed drivers could have criminal records and if you’re involved in an accident in an unlicensed vehicle you might not be covered by insurance. Look for a licence plate or sticker at the back of the vehicle.

Only taxis are allowed to wait at taxi ranks or stop when hailed in the street. Mini cabs must be booked in advance; they are not allowed to pick up unbooked customers. Unlicensed drivers sometimes hang-around busy areas hoping to pick up a customer but they may represent a danger to the public.

These are the Council’s top tips:

  • never get in an unlicensed taxi or unbooked mini cab
  • if booking a mini cab, check what the fare will be when you make the booking
  • ask the driver who they are waiting for when the car arrives
  • if you have any problems make a note of the vehicle licence plate number and report it to the Council
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Those of you who have read the November edition of Sunbury Matters will know that a new dimension to the music scene in Lower Sunbury is being launched on Sunday 27th November with the first Sunday Lunchtime Jazz event at Sunbury Cricket Club, between 1pm and 4pm.

Performing at the inaugural gig are ‘A’ TRAIN, a quartet which features the fine vocalist Debbie Bracknell, who also works in the current incarnation of the British hit-making jazz funk band Shakatak. Also in the band is well-known local bass player Roger Harding, along with pianist Andy Walls and Drummer Alan Cottrell. There is full information about the band at www.atrainband.co.uk.

Tickets are £5.00 on the door (no advance sales), and for those wishing to have lunch, there will be a bistro-style lunch menu available before and during the show. The event is open to non-members, and the organisers are hoping that the presentation of top class accessible mainstream jazz during the winter months will attract sufficient support to make it a regular occasion.

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The Environment Agency is holding small-scale residents' ’surgeries’ to update progress on the River Thames Scheme. These surgeries will be on a much smaller scale than previous River Thames Scheme public drop-ins you may have visited in the past. Your local community resilience adviser and one of the engineers working on the design of the scheme will be present.

Residents can come and ask questions, or simply find out the latest information. This includes the options being considered for the route of the flood relief channel in 4 areas of uncertainty: Wraysbury II Lakes, Thorpe Hay Meadow, Sheepwalk and Desborough Cut.

Maps will also be available showing the locations of enhancement opportunities that were suggested at various events. The River Thames Scheme welcome your thoughts and comments on these options and opportunities.

To see the schedule and locations of drop-in sessions click here

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Those of us who are patients at the Sunbury Health Centre in Green Street will be fully aware of the difficulty in securing an appointment on the day and may well have resorted to queuing up outside at the crack of dawn.

We heard from Dr Gill at the LoSRA AGM of the many logistical problems they face providing health care services to a patient population of over 18,000 in a building designed to cope with a third of that figure. The annual patient survey confirms the high quality medical care and services provided by the dedicated staff at the Centre but the battle for better facilities will run for some time to come.

In the meantime, the Health Centre staff, supported by the Patient Participation Group (of which LOSRA is an active member), have been working hard to make changes to the appointments system to obviate the need for queuing to get an appointment on the day. The new changes will come into effect from the 28th November and relate to how and when 'on the day' appointments are released for booking.

In essence, on-line booking and automated telephone booking will be available from 6am Monday to Friday and will be the best way to book. Reception will not open until 8am. The changes will be fully detailed on the Health Centre and PPG websites and in leaflets to be made available in the surgery.

To see an advance copy of the leaflet, click here

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