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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The next Music Night on Friday 27th July will no doubt be very different but equally entertaining when Sunbury Cricket Club welcomes for the first time with his own band ZOOT MONEY & THE BIG ROLL BAND.
Zoot has played at the Club previously with the Barnes Blues Band, and was keen to bring his own show to the Club as well. Zoot is a keyboard player and singer, always associated with the Hammond organ, and is a legendary figure on the British music scene, having been a pioneer of the R&B sound in Soho in the early ‘60s with the Big Roll Band, who had a hit in 1966 with “Big Time Operator” before morphing into Dantalian’s Chariot as part of the psychedelic movement of the times.
He was with Eric Burdon’s New Animals in the USA during the 70s, and has played and recorded with a host of major names over the years, as well as working in TV and film production and becoming a character actor himself. He recently released an album “Book of Life….I’ve Read It”, and will be featuring some material from that alongside his usual top class soul and R&B show.
He appears regularly with his band and with Alan Price at the Bull’s Head Barnes, and is one of the great personalities in British music. There’s plenty of interesting stuff at zootmoney.org
Venue: Sunbury Cricket Club, Lower Hampton Road, TW16 5PS. Commences 8.30pm, £10 on the door. Food will be available as normal.
Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society present the Clematis in Bloom Exhibition from 10 July - 19 August, 10am - 4pm daily (closed Mondays).
This is being held at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, The Walled Garden, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 6AB.
For further details or directions to the Gallery please visit www.sunburygallery.org or call 01932 788101.
As part of the Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Festival (see below) Mood Indigo Events will be putting on an evening of the cool, stylish world of 1950s New Your Jazz at the Riverside Arts Centre on 22nd July, 8pm.
For further details, click here
Club Summer BBQ & Disco is just round the corner on Saturday 14 July from 7.30pm.
Book your place now and enjoy a great Club evening. You may also want to come along earlier and see the 1st X1 playing Reigate Priory CC.
Tickets are £10 including BBQ (or £6 for a child’s portion) and are available over the bar.
We are very pleased to support this important annual summer Festival which promises something of interest for all.
To see the complete programme of events, click here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ssarts
The details of the next Police & Partnership meeting to be held in the Greeno Centre, Shepperton on 18th July may be viewed by clicking here
The following notice by Surrey County Council has been received by LoSRA and is reproduced here:
Surrey County Council is engaging with citizens to support the development of social prescribing pathways across Surrey. Social prescribing is a way of helping people with social, emotional and everyday needs with sources of relevant support in their local community.
We have made a short video about social prescribing, click here; https://vimeo.com/275803319/cec70fcdd1
After watching the video, have your say by completing the 5-10 minutes survey.
The workshop planned for your area is:
4th July 6.30 -8.00pm
Cecil Hepworth Playhouse
Bridge Street, Hurst Grove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1AU
Epsom and Ewell
4th July 1.30-3pm
St Joseph's Church
St Margaret Drive Epsom KT18 7JQ
9th July 6.30-8.00pm
Guildford Baptist Church
Guildford Baptist Church, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BE
5th Sept 6.30-8.00pm
Reigate and Banstead
5th Sept 1.30-3 pm
Banstead Community Centre
18th July 6.30-8:00pm
Heriot Rd, Chertsey KT16 9DR
16th July 1.30-3pm
Staines Methodist Church Hall
Thames Street, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4SD
9th July 1.30-3pm
Godalming Baptist Church
15 Queen St, Godalming GU7 1BA
18th July 1.30-3pm
Board School Rd, Woking GU21 5HD
19th Sept 1.30-3pm TBC
18th Sept 1.30-3pm TBC
Leatherhead Leisure Centre
18th Sept 6.30-8.00pm TBC
Maybury Centre Woking
If you would like to attend a workshop either:
This way we can then confirm your attendance and identify any additional needs that we can support in the workshop.
We hope you can take the time to participate in this engagement and we look forward to hearing from you.
Charlotte Pavitt MFPH
Darzi Fellow, Surrey County Council
Public Health, Room G55
County Hall, Penrhyn Road
mobile: +447813 538427
The AGM on the 20th June attracted a full house and attendees were urged to complete their responses to the consultation on the Issues and Options for the Local Plan following a very helpful presentation by Ann Biggs, the Strategic Planning Manager for Spelthorne and Geoff Dawes, the Principle Planning Officer.
If you were unable to attend and have not yet completed the consultation form we urge you to do so as the closing date is midnight tonight.
The form will only take a few minutes to complete by clicking on the link below. We have published a specimen (scroll down to article of 18th June) which was compiled after the Association had taken legal advice.
LoSRA has received a notice from County Councillor Tim Evans which announces pavement repairs in Thames Street commencing 2nd July.
To see his notice click here
Since publication of our initial briefing note (see article of 28th May) the Association, in conjunction with Keep Kempton Green (KKG), has now had the benefit of legal advice from which a specimen of ‘model’ answers has been produced. Readers who subscribe to the KKG mailing list may already have received this.
There is nothing particularly contentious in the model which departs marginally from our earlier briefing note but it accords greater emphasis to the status of Kempton Park Green Belt.
The model is not intended to be prescriptive but residents may wish to adopt some or all of the answers in their responses. If you have already completed your questionnaire but have a preference for answers contained within the model, fear not as Spelthorne have confirmed that responses already submitted can be amended.
The closing date for submissions, 25th June, remains unchanged and if you are still unsure what to do, or need further clarification, why not come to our AGM on 20th June, 8pm at the Riverside Arts Centre. Our guest speaker Ann Biggs, the Strategic Planning Manager for Spelthorne will be available to answer questions.
To view specimen of ‘model’ answers, click here
Get your tickets for the next show, Terry Pratchett's 'Guards! Guards!', showing at the end of this month. Following the successes of ''Allo! Allo' and 'Are You Being Served?', the Riverside Players are joining forces with Shepperton Players to bring us another fabulous comedy this summer.
'Guards! Guards!' is full of fantastical themes - terrifying and comic in equal measure. The security of the city of Ankh-Morpok is in the hands of its City Night Watch, an undervalued and underfunded bunch. When they suddenly find themselves up against a massive fire-breathing monster, they need to up their game – and fast!
For poster and booking details, click here
The state of the roads is frustrating many local residents who contact Spelthorne by the hundreds by phone, email, social media and even visiting the Council. However, it is Surrey County Council who are responsible for the upkeep of our roads and pavements, not Spelthorne Borough Council.
A petition has been set up to ask the government to debate Surrey's pothole issues in the Houses of Parliament. The online petition asks the government to reform its funding formula which decides how much cash should be given for road repairs. Surrey County Council says the method for calculating the amount penalises the County because it is calculated on the length of a road and not the volume of traffic. Visit https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/217930 to sign the petition.
To find out more about Surrey's pothole plans or to report a pothole, click here
Performances are held between 2-4pm at either the Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury, TW16 6AB where a limited number of chairs are available – (you are welcome to bring your own); or at the Lammas Band Stand, Lammas Recreaton Ground, Wraysbury Road, Staines-upon-Thames where you will need to bring hour own chairs or picnic blankets.
Sunday 10 June 2018
Sunday 17 June
Jake Fryer and All That Jazz
Sunday 24 June
Sunday 1 July
The Cobham Band
Sunday 8 July
Sunday 15 July
Staines Lammas Band
Sunday 22 July
Lammas Band Stand
Sunday 29 July
Dale Harris (guitar)
Sunday 5 August
Thameside Harmony Chorus
Sunday 12 August
Sunday 19 August
Magna Carta Chorus (2pm) / Ivor Game (3pm)
Sunday 26 August
Linden Wind Orchestra
Some of our readers will already have completed the online consultation form on the strategic issues and options for the Local Plan (See link below in article of 15th May). If you have yet to complete it, you may find the attached briefing note helpful. It gives an indication of the Association’s initial thoughts on the options being proposed.
It should first be said that we believe the Council has gone about the consultation process in the right way in making every effort to reach out to as many local residents and groups as possible. The online questionnaire is not in the least bit technical and is easily readable. If you still feel the consultation is not for you, you may wish to consider that one of our concerns (and indeed that of the Council) is that without an up-to-date and adopted Local Plan we risk planning decisions being taken out of the Council’s hands.
It should be noted that by responding to this consultation and agreeing to have your contact details stored on the Council’s database, you will automatically be notified of future consultations. The public response to stage 1 of the I&O process will influence and feed into the 2nd Stage, at which point, although comments will still be possible, the main thrust of the Local Plan will have been determined; and any attempt at blocking its eventual adoption will be futile.
To see the briefing note, click here