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 Mayor, Cllr Susan Doran is holding 'A Night with Elvis', starring Johnny Quatro at the Stanwell Village Hall on Saturday 15th October.
This Event aims to raise money and awareness for the Mayors chosen Charities : Spelthorne Mental Health & Stanwell Family Centre.
To Book Tickets, click here
Spelthorne Natural History Society has now finalised its full winter meeting programme.
We hope that our programme is informative and of interest to some of you and look forward to welcoming you at Charlton Village Hall. 83 Hetherington Rd, Shepperton TW17 0SN.
For further information, click here
Walking Rugby is intended to be a simple version of Rugby suitable for ex-players, injured players and non-players of all ages, abilities and gender who enjoy an active and physical, above all, competitive passing game using a rugby ball.
Anyone interested should come to the Hazelwood Centre, Hazelwood Drive TW16 6QU on Friday 14th of October 14:30.
Spelthorne Borough Council is launching a consultation to establish whether residents support the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) prohibiting street drinking associated with anti-social behaviour within the Borough.
Types of anti-social behaviour in relation to street drinking include:
To see more and, if you wish to make your views known, click here
The public consultation closes on 21st October
Judith O'Higgins, a forensic pathologist who also plays tenor sax joins her other half Dave who has to content himself with merely being one of Britain’s top jazz saxophonists. Here, they engage in a traditional “tenor battle”, in which two well-matched tenor saxes take it in turns to show what they’re made of.
For full details, click here
The concert will be followed by 2 Jazz Jam sessions on 4th October and 8th November.
The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Friday 16th September when the Club is delighted to welcome back BAD INFLUENCE. This was meant to be the weekend of the Beer Festival, but unfortunately that’s not happening, so they're putting on the band that was going to top the bill at the Festival on the Friday night instead.
BAD INFLUENCE are one of the Club's most popular bands, and have done some storming shows at the Club, including headlining a previous beer festival.
They feature Val Cowell on guitar and vocals, Richard Hayes on guitar, Pete Stroud on bass, and Johnny Brister on drums, performing their distinctive brand of hard-hitting up-front blues/rock, blending original material from their albums with interpretations of material from the likes of Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt and Fleetwood Mac. It will be a fine evening of archetypal Sunbury Music Night fare, and a great night with all the Beer Festival atmosphere. More info at www.badinfluence.org.uk.
It's £10.00 on the door payable by cash or cards. Hot food will be available as usual from about 7pm. It should be a good night!
Matt Ridley is a freelance double bassist, bass guitarist, educator and composer bandleader based in London.
He has a performing career spanning more than 2 decades.
He makes his debut at the Riverside Arts Centre with the Terence Collie trio on Sunday 4th September.
For further details, click here
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
The historic Walled Garden in Sunbury Park was built in the early part of the 18th Century. Following years of neglect, Spelthorne Council embarked on a restoration project of the two-acre garden in 1985. Now home to dozens of varieties of clematis, this 'hidden gem' provides a tranquil spot all year round.
After a long absence the Sunbury Regatta returns to Rivermead Island on Saturday 13th August.
A great day out for the family is in prospect..
To see poster, click here
A full evening of jazz to enjoy at the Riverside Arts Centre on Sunday 21st August.
The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Friday 12th August, when the Club presents SKY HIGH, who are a new name to the Club, although the group members are familiar faces to most of you. Guitarist Roland Le Roc and Allen Bis are former members of The Mersey Legends, and drummer Stephane Booroff is a member of our house charity band The Chain Gang as well as being in The Escorts and leading his own jazz quartet The Blues Notes — he is also a former member of Edison Lighthouse.
SKY HIGH specialise in a much-ignored area of repertoire, playing pop and rock hits from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and they have developed a strong following performing regularly around the country at Warner Hotels and other venues, and their music makes for a great party night.
Sunbury Regatta (at which LOSRA will have a stall) takes place the following day, which is always a big day in the village, and which has been absent for a couple of years, so we’re getting the weekend’s fun under way early with a Music Night on the Friday.
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.
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business.
Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing.
Starting his professional career in his early 20s, Nigel toured Europe with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nigel honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time.
Nigel is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances.
For booking and venue details, click here
Residents who received the recent Council Bulletin will already be aware of the consultation on the proposed Local Plan.
It is now just over a month since its publication and we have until 5th September to take part.
Responses may also be completed online
Spelthorne's consultation about the second phase of the redevelopment at Benwell House has now opened.
To take part, please click here