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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.

Monday, 03 June 2024 12:45

View Our AGM Newsletter Here

The Annual General Meeting of the Lower Sunbury Residents’ Association will take place at The Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, Sunbury, on Wednesday 19th June at 8 p.m.

We are privileged and delighted that Daniel Mouawad, the Chief Executive of Spelthorne Borough Council, has accepted our invitation to be the Guest Speaker.

To read the AGM newsletter, click here

To read the minutes of the 2023 AGM, click here

To read the Treasurer's Report, click here

The following email from the Council has been received by Residents' Associations within Spelthorne and we are pleased to reproduce it here:

Dear Residents Associations

The Spelthorne Borough Council pollution control team have just launched a draft air quality action plan. They are keen to receive feedback on this.  The links to the consultation are below.

Below this and attached there is some information from my leisure colleagues with information about Spring and Summer Events in Spelthorne.

I would appreciate it if you could share this information with the members of your residents association.

Thanks and Best Wishes, Lisa

 

Draft Air Quality Action Plan

We are very keen to get your views on the measures and actions included in our Draft air quality action plan available at www.spelthorne.gov.uk/AQAP

Your feedback will help us to refine the measures in the AQAP. Please complete our questionnaire online at https://spelthorne.inconsult.uk/AQAP before 30 June 2024 at 6pm.

Do feel free to share this correspondence with any interested party. Also contact us via the following inbox: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need further details.

Your response will take approximately 2-3 minutes of your time.

 

Spring/Summer Events

Spelthorne Summer Events Programme 2024

June-August 2024

Looking for something to do over the summer? Our Summer Events leaflet is packed with activities and events to help you make the most of your leisure time.

What's on - Spelthorne Borough Council

 

Saturday Morning Craft Club

Saturday 8 June-Saturday 13 July

10am-11am or 11:30am-12:30pm

5-9 years 

Spelthorne Resource Centre, Staines Park, Commercial Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 2QJ 

£4.80 per session or £28.80 for the term. Fees are payable in advance at the beginning of each half term and must be pre-booked as spaces are limited.

The club provides children the opportunity to take park in art and craft activities, learn new skills and have fun. With guidance from staff the children will be able to make and create their own art and craft masterpieces.

Saturday morning craft club - Spelthorne Borough Council

 

Music in the Park 2024

Sundays, 2 June-1 September

2-4pm

All Ages

The Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6AB & The Lammas Band Stand, Lammas Recreation Ground, Wraysbury Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4XZ.

Join us for a free afternoon of music. Please bring your own chairs or picnic blankets. Refreshments are available to purchase at both venues.

Music in the Park - Spelthorne Borough Council

Gareth Lockrane is arguably the UK's premier jazz flautist and a prolific and versatile musician who will be joining the Terence Collie Trio at the Riverside Arts Centre on Sunday 2nd June.

To see poster, click here

 

 

With reference to the article posted here on 6th May, we have received this further email from the Rotary Club:

Further to the invitation below we have been advised that a few people have had difficulty using online banking to pay for their tickets to this event. 

The information we provided was:

Barclays Bank, Walton-on-Thames
Account name: Shepperton & Sunbury Rotary Club
Sort code: 20-90-56
Account number: 70793930
Reference: your surname and, if possible, add “75th Dinner”

It seems in some cases the bank isn't verifying our bank account unless the account name is written in the following specific format - ‘Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury’.

Also, in case you haven’t dealt with the Holiday Inn, we’ve had to set a deadline of May 17th for responses in order that we can then comply with their deadline just a few days later. All numbers we give are then a firm commitment which is why we must ensure we have bookings by the date we have set.

We’re really hoping bring local organisations together to celebrate our lovely local area and all the voluntary work done. Also just to say, proceeds raised on the night will be used to support local charities especially Homestart, Purple Angels,  White Lodge and my President’s charity Thames Sailability.

Those who have been following the saga of the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) being proposed for Green Belt land in Sunbury will recall LOSRA’s update article from 19 March on our concerns around Spelthorne BC’s assessment that the application did not require the provision of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Since then a number of new documents have appeared on the application website. These include not just a new EIA Screening Assessment by SBC, but also a ‘PDAS Update Note’ and a ‘Response to Residents Associations’ by the Applicant. SBC has also posted an intriguing consultee response dated 12 February from the Surrey Fire & Rescue Service.

The Standard Consultation Expiry Date was also extended, to the 3 rd May, but we understand that comments will continue to be accepted until the application is decided.
We have also recently had confirmation that the BESS application (24/00017/FUL) has been called in by one of the ward councillors and will therefore be going to a SBC Planning Committee meeting in due course. It is of course only right that this unprecedented (for SBC, at least) scheme should be fully understood and assessed by councillors of the several wards that would be adversely affected by such a very large industrial installation on Green Belt land.

In the meantime we have studied the new documents noted above. As LOSRA we will be posting our comments onto the SBC planning website and we would encourage other residents who feel strongly about this proposal to do likewise, even if they are one of the 271 objectors out of the 278 who have previously submitted comments.

LOSRA’s latest views are included in an article that can be found here

The President of our local Rotary Club has asked LOSRA to announce its 75th Anniversary Celebration and we are to happy oblige.

"We hope that you will join us for our 75th Anniversary Charity Dinner on Saturday 28 June 2024 from 6.30pm until 11.30pm in ‘Storyboard’ at Holiday Inn, Felix Lane, Shepperton, TW17 8NP."

For poster and details, click here

The link for booking: https://forms.office.com/r/Mbvg6VwCLH

 

 

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