• 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 2018 are now payable.

Following the recent news item on a failed parking company at Gatwick Airport you may find the following tips useful for ensuring secure airport parking:

  • Choose an airport approved operator for Meet & Greet
  • Choose police-approved Park Mark Award car parks
  • Ensure the price is not too good to be true
  • Check out user reviews
  • Ensure the company has a physical address, not just a registered office (look on the website)
  • Pay by credit card for extra protection, as any damage to your vehicle may not be covered by your insurance
Friday, 21 July 2017 09:38

Congratulations Shepperton!

Shepperton named UK’s most courteous town

It’s official, Shepperton townsfolk are the politest people in the country.

Officials from the National Campaign for Courtesy have announced Shepperton as ‘Top Town for 2017’ after scouring the country for towns which demonstrate the charity’s commitment to good manners, respect for others, courtesy to all and rejection of anti-social behaviour.

Established in 1986, the National Campaign for Courtesy works to encourage us all to be more friendly, considerate and respectful of each other and our environment. Previous award winners include Skipton, Epsom, Shrewsbury and Ilfracombe.

Local councillor Cllr Robin Sider BEM who nominated Shepperton for the award explained why he thought the town deserved to be recognised: “When I made the nomination I submitted everything I knew about Shepperton, it ambience and its community, and how friendly and courteous all our shopkeepers are. You can imagine how thrilled I am about this; it reflects everything that is good about our shops, our residents, our history, our Village Fair and Big Tree Night, not to mention the welcome everyone receives when visiting Shepperton.”

The Top Town award will be presented at a ceremony in October.

For more details about the National Campaign for Courtesy visit www.campaignforcourtesy.org.uk

Spelthorne Borough Council is delighted to announce that the Sunbury Walled Garden and Sunbury Park have been awarded Green Flag status.

The parks are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

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 over 200 varieties of clematis, this ‘hidden gem’ provides a tranquil spot all year round. Free music concerts are being held in the Walled Garden during July and August – visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/music for details.

The following email from Glynis McDonald, NHS North West Surrey Clinical Commissionaing Group, has been received by LOSRA and is published here for the information of residents:

We would really appreciate your help in cascading the following information wherever relevant following the Weybridge fire:

A helpline has been set up:  0203 297 7252

For specific queries relating to community services provided by CSH: Surrey please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our latest media statements  giving further information, particularly for information relating to the two GP practices who were based in Weybridge can also be found here:  http://www.nwsurreyccg.nhs.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Latest updates can also be followed via our Twitter feed:  @NWSurreyCCG

The following self-explanatory email from Surrey Highways has been received by LOSRA:

Dear Sir / Madam,

The Highways Customer Panel survey for July 2017 is now available for you to complete.

Please follow this link Customer Panel survey to access the survey and follow the on screen instructions to take you through the process. The survey will run until 15th August 2017.

Your responses will be collated into a report which will be published on the Highways Customer Panel web pages by the end of September 2017.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, we look forward to reviewing your responses.

Kind regards,

Clare Johnson
Surrey Highways
Tel: 0300 200 1003

The following self-explanatory letter inviting the attendance of residents at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee has been received by LOSRA. It will be noted that pre-submitted written questions, which must be submitted by 21st July, are invited.

Please reply to:
Contact: Gillian Hobbs
Service: Committee Services
Direct line: 01784 444243
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Our ref: OS/31/7
Date: 13 July 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

Extraordinary Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 31 July 2017

Surrey County Council’s proposals for changes to Community recycling centres and their wider implications for the Borough

In response to concerns from the public about Surrey County Council’s consultation on proposed changes to Community recycling centres, Spelthorne Borough Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee has arranged an Extraordinary meeting to discuss those changes and the wider implications for the Borough.

Residents and interested parties from the local area are invited to attend this Committee meeting being held at 7.30 p.m on Monday 31 July 2017 in the Council Chamber, Spelthorne Borough Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames.

Members of the public are invited to observe the Committee meeting and at the discretion of the Chairman may be invited to ask questions. These should be sent to me by email or letter in advance of the meeting, and in any case by Friday 21 July 2017. Whilst the Chairman may invite you to put your question at the meeting, no-one will be called on to comment who has not submitted their question in advance.

The meeting will be chaired by Councillor Colin Davis from Spelthorne Borough Council. Representatives of Surrey County Council have been invited to attend.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Gillian Hobbs, Principal Committee Manager

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