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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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    Sunbury As It Was

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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 2024 are now payable.

Nine Aberdeen Angus returned to Sunbury Park last week as part of the successful conservation grazing regime.

They help control invasive grassland species and make way for a diversity of wildflowers.

They’ll be there until October/November.

Monday, 08 April 2024 08:47

Jump 66 Return to the SCC on 12th April

The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Friday 12th April and features the welcome return of JUMP 66, who have done a couple of fabulous, fun rocking shows for the Club in recent years.

Now sporting a beefed-up six-piece line-up, they play a distinctive good-time mix of retro rhythm & blues, early soul, jumping swing and infectious ska Led by former Commitments member Rhod Davies, they now include the charismatic front man Paul Kissaun (ex-Flying Pickets) and keyboardist Pete Saunders (ex-Dexy’s Midnight Runners).

They regularly appear at the Swanage Blues festival, Wolverton Folk & Blues Festival and the Ealing Blues Festival, and there’s info, music, photos and gig list at www.jump66blues.com.

They’re guaranteed to deliver a fun, rocking night to bring our winter season of Music Nights to a close - this is the Club's last Music Night before they shut down for the cricket season during the summer, so get along and make the most of it.

It's £10.00 on the door payable by cash or card. Hot food will be available as usual from about 6.30pm, and the band will be on stage at 8.30pm or a bit later.

Edison is a fine expressive guitarist based in the UK. He has an accessible style with flowing rhythm and melodic lines.

He joins the Terence Collie Trio at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street on Sunday 7th April.

For booking and venue details, click here


Tuesday, 19 March 2024 21:05

Sunbury BESS - An Important Update

Reference is made to previous articles on this site and for those who have been following the progress of the planning application to build a large Battery Energy Storage System {BESS) on Green Belt land adjacent to the Charlton Lane EcoPark should click here to read this important update

The deadline for submission of responses to the RTS is midnight on Monday, 4th March.
 In brief, we believe that there is little of benefit to Sunbury residents from the proposals, with nearly all of the benefits being focussed upstream in the Egham/Walton stretch of the river.
The forecast benefit to the Lower Sunbury stretch of the river, in terms of reduced river levels in times of flooding, is minimal.
Moreover, the proposed additional weir cutting across Sunbury Lock Ait will inevitably be visually damaging.
An obvious offset to these significant drawbacks would be the incorporation of a pedestrian/cycle bridge at Sunbury. We encourage you to support this longstanding LOSRA proposal now - this is the perfect opportunity.
The principal points in LOSRA’s response can be seen by clicking here.
Monday, 04 March 2024 08:44

Progress of the (paused) Local Plan

An Extraordinary Meeting of the Environment and Sustainability Committee was convened on 29th February to determine options prior to the resumption of the Examination of the Local Plan by the Planning Inspector.

To see the scope of those options, please go here

The outcome which followed the casting vote of the Chairman was as follows:

The Committee resolved to propose to the Inspector to remove all Green Belt allocations from the Local Plan with the exception of the two allocations that meet the need for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople.

The Committee resolved to propose to the Inspector to keep all proposed flood risk sites but remove those at high risk of flooding and move some higher risk sites to later in the Plan period (11-15 years) to allow the River Thames Scheme to be operational and effective, the design code to be completed, and subject to no resolution objection from the Environment Agency.

The Committee resolved to propose to the Inspector to withdraw the Staines Development Framework as a core document.

We will be interested to see how the Planning Inspector reacts to these fundamental changes in policy; and whether he can allow these resolutions as "main modifications". It's also entirely possible that the Minister of State for Housing will have an opinion following the example of his predecessor, Rachel McLean, with whom the Leader of the Council had a difficult exchange of correspondence.

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