• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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    We invite anybody interested in the issues facing Lower Sunbury to subscribe Read More
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    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 2018 are now payable.

The Club welcomes a return visit for ‘A’ Train who feature the fine vocalist Debbie Bracknell who works in the current incarnation of the British hit-making jazz funk band Shakatak.

Also in the band is well-known local bass player Roger Harding, along with pianist Andy Walls and Drummer Alan Cottrell. There is full information about the band at www.atrainband.co.uk.

A lunch menu is available from around 12.30pm. with the bar opening at noon, and the music gets under way about 1pm. For more info e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manor Players are staging this hilarious comedy by Graham Linehan, based on the 1955 film of the same name. The play enjoyed a successful run in London some years ago and it is now on its way to brighten up those dark, grey November nights in Sunbury-on-Thames. If you like the sound of the synopsis below, why not join us for a read-through on Thursday 24th August?

‘The Ladykillers’ tells the story of the sweet, innocent Mrs Wilberforce, who lives alone with her parrot in a strange, lopsided house in London.

Her daily routine is shaken by the arrival of Professor Marcus and his four friends, who make up the most unlikely group of criminals.The gang disguise themselves as a string quartet rehearsing in Mrs Wilberforce’s spare room, while they plan the theft of a security van at Kings Cross Station.

Mrs Wilberforce suddenly finds herself pitted against a gang of criminal misfits, who decide to involve her in the plot. Surely a little old lady has nothing against five cunning men…

Venue: The Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, Sunbury. For further details and bookings go to manorplayers.org

Monday, 06 November 2017 09:32

Dementia Friends Champion

Christopher Gurdev is a dementia friends champion for the area. His role involves meeting various people in the area and trying to  encourage people to support those living with dementia.

It is possible to live well with dementia and his role is to give tips and tools on how to provide that support.

He will be holding two information sessions in Sunbury to which all are welcome.

Both sessions will be held at St. Saviours Church on Vicarage Road on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 8th November at 12:45
  • Wednesday 6th December at 12:30

Gilad Atzmon is a British Jazz artist and, as a multi-instrumentalist, he plays saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments . His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He was described by John Lewis at the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” Atzmon tours extensively around the world. His albums, of which he has recorded fifteen to date, often explore political themes and the music of the Middle East.

As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys. In 2014 he recorded with Pink Floyd and is featured on their last album The Endless River (Anisina).

On Sunday, 19th November he will be appearing at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street in a tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker and will be supported by Terence Collie – piano; Paul Michael – bass; Ted Carasco - drums

Time: 7.30pm, entrance £12 or £9 via website: www.moodindigoevents.co.uk

Hawkedale Primary School is a mainstream, state-funded junior school for boys and girls in Stratton Road, Sunbury

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. It is a rewarding role and no previous experience is necessary. However, in order to be an effective governor there is a requirement to attend training sessions in order to learn about current educational developments and practices.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one and governors meet three times a term to discuss a number of topics, all that fit within the three core functions of a governing body:

  • Approving the budget and overseeing the financial performance of the school to make sure money is well spent
  • Appointing and holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

If you are interested in supporting our school by making one of the most valuable and worthwhile contributions to the education of young people , or would like to know more, please contact Mrs Katie Butler, Chair of Governors, on tel: 01932 789412 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gaming machines including those in betting shops and licensed premises are regulated by the Gambling Act 2005.

On 31 October, the Government published a consultation about:

  • maximum stakes and prizes that should be allowed for all gaming machines;
  • how many gaming machines should be allowed in all licensed premises;
  • what further social responsibility measures should be put in place to minimise the risk of gambling harm

To view consultation, click here

The consultation will close on 23 January 2018, following which the Government will consider its final proposals.

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