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  • Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
  • Become a Member

    Become a Member

    We invite anybody interested in the issues facing Lower Sunbury to subscribe Read More
  • View Our Newletters

    View Our Newletters

    You can find all the recent LOSRA Newsletter available to download Read More
  • LOSRA's Aims

    LOSRA's Aims

    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
  • Sunbury As It Was

    Sunbury As It Was

    Visit the LOSRA Gallery for images past and Present Read More
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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 2019 are now payable.

Monday, 06 June 2011 12:07

AGM 2011 Newsletter Out Now

The AGM Newsletter is now being distributed to all Lower Sunbury households. To view the Newsletter on line, click here.

This is the stage debut of the play 'Phantom of The Arts Centre' and is based upon a script which won a big national playwriting competition last year.

The play is about our very own Riverside Arts Centre! It entwines fact with fiction and explores the sacrifices made by people for their community and their country, and also features the heartbreak of wartime romance. It was written by Geoff Buckingham and features some very popular award-winning local performers including Robert Hardy and Paul Warren. The stage set has been crafted and designed by local drama legend Ken Busby, who is still very active into his 80's. The play, which features the lead debut of a super young local actress, Niamh Mallott, is sentimental but does have a few lighter moments.

Also featured, as part of a double bill, is the very popular David Tristram comedy ' The Fat Lady sings in Little Grimley', and this also involves more local favourites.

Manor Players are aiming to put on a really good evening of entertainment, and it would be super if LOSRA members could turn out in force to support it, plus help us celebrate a local building that means so much to our community.

Performances start at 8pm and tickets cost £8 (paid in advance) or £10 on the door. For further details see the attached poster

For residents who were unable to attend the public meeting on 12th May, you may wish to know that the Core Documents which are relevant to the London Irish appeal are available for viewing at Sunbury Library until Monday 6th June. These documents should also be available to view on the Council Website by the end of this week. Proofs of evidence have already been published on the Spelthorne Website.

Monday, 23 May 2011 15:26

Dog Control Order - Consultation

Dog control orderSpelthorne Council are considering the introduction of a Dog Control Order for implementation across the Borough. LOSRA has been invited to respond to the attached consultation document. Before doing so, and in order to reflect the views of as many residents as possible, you are invited to get in touch via the 'Contact LOSRA' Menu at the top of the page to give your views, or comment on this article.

To read consultation document, click here (Adobe Acrobat PDF).

This petition was considered by the County Council at its meeting on 10 May with the following outcome:

The Lead Petitioner presented the petition to the Council with the Cabinet Member for Transport responding and a further debate for Members lasting 30 minutes.

 A recorded vote was requested.

The following Members voted to support the petition:

Mr Agarwal, Mr Beardsmore, Mrs Coleman, Mr Cooksey, Mr Cooper, Mr Forster, Mr Frost, Mr Goodwin, Mr Harrison, Mr Hickman, Mr Kington, Mr Lambell, Mrs Mason, Mr Orrick, Mr Phelps-Penry, Mrs Searle, Mrs Smith, Mr Colin Taylor, Mr Townsend, Mrs Watson, Mrs White, Mr Wood.

 The following Members voted against the petition:

Mrs Angell, Mr Barker, Mr Bennison, Mrs Bowes, Mr Brett-Warburton, Mr Butcher, Mr Carasco, Mr Chapman, Mrs Clack, Mr Cosser, Mrs Curran, Mr Elias, Mr Ellwood, Mr Few, Mr Fuller, Mr Furey, Mr Gosling, Dr Grant Duff, Dr Hack, Mr Hall, Mrs Hammond, Mr Harmer, Ms Heath, Mr Hodge, Mr Ivison, Mr Lake, Ms Le Gal, Mr MacLeod, Mr Marlow, Mr Martin, Mr Munro, Mr Norman, Mr Pitt, Dr Povey, Mr Renshaw, Mrs Ross-Tomlin, Mr Samuels, Mr Skellett, Mr Sutcliffe, Mr Sydney, Mr Keith Taylor, Mr Walsh, Mr Young.

The following Members abstained:

Mrs Marks, Mrs Sealy

Therefore, the petition was not supported.

Petition information - http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/ParkingCharges/

Public MeetingLOSRA members turned out in force to attend the public meeting at St. Mary's Church Hall last night. With standing room only by the time the meeting started at 8.30pm the audience heard first hand from the members who will be giving evidence at the Public Inquiry starting on 7th June.

Each witness gave an outline of the evidence he had individually researched and the presentations were followed by a lively and very useful question and answer session.

Members responded enthusiastically to an appeal for funds to help the LOSRA case and, whilst we can't give a precise figure at the time of going to print, the smile on the Treasurer's face at the conclusion of the event suggested that support was generous indeed. We are very grateful to all those who donated.

For the benefit of residents who were unable to attend we make no apology for repeating the appeal to come along to the Public Inquiry even if you can spare only an hour or two. It would be particularly helpful if the public gallery at the Council Chamber were to be full at the start of the Inquiry at 10am on 7th June.

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