• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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  • LOSRA's Aims

    LOSRA's Aims

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

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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 2021 are now payable.

Monday, 08 June 2020 09:19

Doorstep Callers Prevention Campaign

Trading Standards has launched a new doorstep callers prevention campaign as there has been an increase since the lockdown restrictions have been eased.

They are asking neighbours, family and friends to look out for vulnerable people who are being targeted by fraudsters.

Find out how to prevent becoming a victim by visiting: https://bit.ly/DoorstepCallers

Monday, 08 June 2020 09:16

Discretionary Business Grants

Spelthorne Borough Council has launched their Discretionary Business Grants Fund scheme, which will provide support during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The government announced an additional £617million would be made available to small businesses across the nation and the Council, which has received £715,000, is now able to open its scheme for applications.

This grant fund is aimed at small and micro businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs who were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund, or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund.

Businesses must be small, have under 50 employees and they must also demonstrate they have seen a significant drop of income due to Coronavirus restriction measures. There will be different levels of grant payments; the maximum will be £25,000 and grants of £10,000, £5,000 and £2,500 can also be awarded.

In line with the guidelines funding will include a variety of businesses falling within the following categories:

  • Small businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces such as Cafes, shops, restaurants and other food and beverage outlets in industrial parks, science parks and incubators which do not have their own business rates assessment.
  • Regular market traders who do not have their own business rates assessment.
  • Bed & Breakfasts which pay Council Tax instead of Business Rate.
  • Charity properties in receipt of charitable business rates relief which would otherwise have been eligible for Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief.
  • Businesses in the Supply Chain to the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality that did not qualify for business grants.
  • Businesses who may qualify for a business grant but is waiting for a decision from the independent Valuation Office Agency.
  • Start-up businesses who have seen a significant fall in seed investment due to the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Private businesses providing a mixture of wellness and medical support that, have been effectively closed due to social distancing measures.
  • Properties used for the provision of temporary living / boarding accommodation to animals (eg, catteries and kennels) that were closed or saw a significant reduction in income due to the Covid-19 restrictions on human travel.
  • Businesses that provide cultural, arts and tourism services that did not qualify for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grants · Businesses who may qualify for a business grant but is waiting for a decision from the independent Valuation Office Agency.

How do I apply?

Businesses can read the full terms and conditions and make their application by visiting this website: https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/LADGF

There will be a closing date of midnight on Sunday 14 June 2020 for businesses to apply for this discretionary grant fund.

Applications will then be assessed against eligibility criteria. Successful applicants will be contacted as soon as a decision is made with payments commencing the week beginning 29 June 2020.

We anticipate this round of grant funding to be oversubscribed so it is important all businesses applying give as much information as possible and all businesses must sign a declaration stating they are not committing any fraud and fully complying with any state aid limits.

Announcement from Surrey County Council:

Following the successful reopening of the community recycling centres last month, from Monday 1 June, residents will be able to take more types of waste to Surrey's CRCs including wood, scrap metal, small electronics and white goods. 

Social distancing rules on site will remain in places for the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors to sites. This means the number of people allowed in each site at any one time will be limited. It's expected that only a quarter of cars will be able to pass through the sites, compared to the typical peak time visitor levels at this time of year.

Therefore, queues are expected and people should only visit the CRC if it's essential. If you do travel to the CRCs, please follow instructions from traffic marshals.

Opening hours are also changing at the sites. From 1 June, all sites that are currently operating, except Farnham and Camberley, will be open from 8am to 5pm. Farnham and Camberley will be open from 8am to 4pm. Then, from Monday 8 June, all ten sites that are currently operating will be open from 8am to 4pm.

The five smaller sites that are currently closed will remain closed for the time-being as it is not possible to safely open them with social distancing measures in place.

Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer will be able to visit the sites again but will still need a van permit, as usual. Due to social distancing measures, staff will not be able to assist you in unloading your vehicle, this includes white goods. So please only bring to site what you can carry yourself.

Unfortunately, the Revive re-use shops remain closed at this time and the sites do not have capacity to store items for re-use, so please hold onto these at home for the time-being.

At the moment, the sites won't be able to accept chargeable waste (soil, rubble, plasterboard or tyres), or textiles. Please check the website for full details of opening hours and materials you can take, before you travel.

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:24

Healthwatch Surrey Survey

Healthwatch Surrey is asking residents to share their experiences during the pandemic.

Healthwatch Surrey is supporting the NHS and social care in helping them to understand what has been working well and not so well for local people in health and social care services during the COVID-19 pandemic. They would like to hear about all health and care experiences during this time, whether it’s COVID-19 related or non-related.

Experiences can be shared by completing Healthwatch Surrey’s survey (it can also be completed on someone’s behalf).

Telephone: 0303 303 0023

Text: 07952 787 533

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In these very unusual and troubling times, we thought it would be a good idea to get an update from the Participation Group at Sunbury Health Centre about how the Practice is coping with the present Covid 19 crisis. It’s good to know that, although many UK surgeries are running very reduced services and not seeing patients on site, Sunbury Health Centre is still open and seeing pre-booked patients where appropriate.

Strict safety measures are in place for both staff and patients to observe social distancing and minimise risk and it is very important that patients do not come to the health centre unless asked to do so.

The best way to contact the health centre is by using their website sunburyhealthcentre.nhs.uk or if you don’t have access to a computer or smartphone, then call the practice between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Their new website system can deal with most enquiries and it's easy to leave a message. A clinician will then call you back to assess your situation. Should they decide you need to attend the practice for an appointment, on checking in you will be asked to return to your car and a clinician will collect you for your appointment. The waiting room is only used for those patients not arriving by car.

If you haven’t already done so, consider signing up for the LIVI on-line consultation service, livi.co.uk. This free NHS service, enables patients to have a video consultation with a GP quickly and easily.

Please remember that this is a constantly changing situation, and government and NHS guidelines are frequently updated. Sunbury Health Centre now also has a FaceBook page that is worth following for the most up-to-date information.

Finally, it’s gratifying to note that the health centre is being well supported by the local community, Spelthorne Council and area NHS services. We are enormously grateful to all the clinicians and lay staff who are looking after us during these very trying times.

Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:48

LOSRA AGM Cancelled

It is with regret that, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be holding our AGM scheduled for June this year.

We are however publishing our audited accounts for 2019.

To view, click here

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