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    LOSRA's Aims

    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 2022 are now payable.

The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club falls on Friday 1st July, and it’s a special event at which two of the bands who are close associates of the Club and supply members of our Chain Gang charity collective are putting on their own free entry charity night to raise money for The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

The two bands are MATRIX and THE MARSHALL TAYLOR BAND – they will play one set each, with both of them drawing their repertoire from across the rock spectrum.

MATRIX comprise Chain Gang regulars Chris Allard (guitar, keyboards, harmonica), Gerry Cook (guitar)  and  Martin House (bass), plus singer Des Desmond and drummer Alan Hall. THE MARSHALL TAYLOR BAND are  Chain Gang members Mark Doyle(guitar) and Phil Miller-Tate (bass) along with Mike Farrell (lead vocals, guitar, Richard Blanford (drums).

It’s free to come in, but we will be requesting donations to the charity either in cash or to a Just Giving page which has been set up at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-watts31

You can make a Just Giving donation at any time, not just at the time of the gig, although there will be a QR code available on the night to access the Just Giving page.

It will be a great evening of top quality rock, so please come along and support the bands by making your donations - the Ukraine emergency may have gone off people’s radar a bit but the crisis deepens by the day, so events like this continue to be hugely important.

Food will be available from 7pm. There will be overflow car parking available in the Paddock area on the other side of the bowls green from the main car park, accessed through a gate further along the river road.

Robert Ardrey initially conceived of Thunder Rock while on an extended honeymoon on the edge of the North Atlantic, on the island of Nantucket. Across that ocean the European crisis was escalating; the major powers had just signed the Munich Agreement, acceding to Nazi Germany’s annexation of swaths of Czechoslovakia.

To Ardrey the agreement—which would indeed turn out to be a failed gesture of appeasement—was a sure harbinger of war.

Ardrey, who was committed to a socially engaged theater and viewed the looming conflict as a possible social catastrophe of unprecedented dimension, knew he had to write a call to arms to try to rouse the largely isolationist American public to action, but he was at a loss as to how.

Then one day, during a performance of Swan Lake, the play appeared to him.

To see poster, click here

Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:05

Trees in The Avenue - Update on Progress

Further to the article published on this site (scroll down to 9th May), the Planning Enforcement Officer at SBC has forwarded the following update:

"I can confirm to date we have had:

  • 15 positive responses confirming that missing trees have been replanted. 
  • 3 negative responses refusing to replant for various reasons
  • 180 is the total number of trees protected under TPO30
  • 62 trees identified as missing

I will be doing another survey to confirm the above status and will then be following up on those that either have not responded or have refused to replant. I will keep you updated of our progress.

As to enforcement, she continues: "....we prioritise in terms of the harm caused (similar in all these cases) and the likelihood of successful prosecution.  I will update you further once we have carried out the survey to confirm."

The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Friday 17th June, when the Club welcomes back The 60s All Stars.

They played at the Club's Christmas bash in December, but it coincided with the outbreak of the Omicron Covid variant, and a lot of people decided not to come, which meant that they only had about 40 people for a show that always gets at least double that. The band asked if they could come back during the summer so they could play to a bigger crowd, and the Club was  more than happy to oblige.

THE 60s ALL STARS played at the Club's first ever Music Night back in 2010, and it’s always great to welcome them, as a proper rave-up with a rip-roaring evening of wall-to-wall beat era classics can be guaranteed;  and they have always been one of our most popular attractions.

Their line-up for this gig comprises Alan Lovell of The Swinging Blue Jeans on guitar and vocals, guitarist Pete Orr of Voodoo Room (the Hendrix/Clapton/Cream specialists), with Peter Oakman on bass – he’s an original member of Joe Brown & The Bruvvers and co-wrote their No. 1 “Picture Of You” and is now with the Swinging Blue Jeans - and Mick Avory, original long-time drummer with The Kinks.

Put this one in the diary and get a gang of friends together as a great summer party night is in prospect.

Admission is £10.00 on the door, payable by cash or card. Food is available from 7pm.

The Association's 2022 AGM will be held at the Riverside Arts Centre on Wednesday, 22nd June at 8pm.

Our newsletter which announces a highly topical presentation at the AGM is currently with the printers for distribution to all households.

It may also be viewed by clicking here

Those who have been following the programme on Facebook or Sunbury Matters will know that a number of exciting events are planned in Lower Sunbury for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on 4th June.

To make a success of the day, the organisers are looking for additional helpers for marshalling and other duties. If you are available to help out please contact Max Hook-Brown on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks in advance.

 

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