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    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 2023 are now payable.

Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:05

Trees in The Avenue - Update on Progress

Further to the article published on this site (scroll down to 9th May), the Planning Enforcement Officer at SBC has forwarded the following update:

"I can confirm to date we have had:

  • 15 positive responses confirming that missing trees have been replanted. 
  • 3 negative responses refusing to replant for various reasons
  • 180 is the total number of trees protected under TPO30
  • 62 trees identified as missing

I will be doing another survey to confirm the above status and will then be following up on those that either have not responded or have refused to replant. I will keep you updated of our progress.

As to enforcement, she continues: "....we prioritise in terms of the harm caused (similar in all these cases) and the likelihood of successful prosecution.  I will update you further once we have carried out the survey to confirm."

The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Friday 17th June, when the Club welcomes back The 60s All Stars.

They played at the Club's Christmas bash in December, but it coincided with the outbreak of the Omicron Covid variant, and a lot of people decided not to come, which meant that they only had about 40 people for a show that always gets at least double that. The band asked if they could come back during the summer so they could play to a bigger crowd, and the Club was  more than happy to oblige.

THE 60s ALL STARS played at the Club's first ever Music Night back in 2010, and it’s always great to welcome them, as a proper rave-up with a rip-roaring evening of wall-to-wall beat era classics can be guaranteed;  and they have always been one of our most popular attractions.

Their line-up for this gig comprises Alan Lovell of The Swinging Blue Jeans on guitar and vocals, guitarist Pete Orr of Voodoo Room (the Hendrix/Clapton/Cream specialists), with Peter Oakman on bass – he’s an original member of Joe Brown & The Bruvvers and co-wrote their No. 1 “Picture Of You” and is now with the Swinging Blue Jeans - and Mick Avory, original long-time drummer with The Kinks.

Put this one in the diary and get a gang of friends together as a great summer party night is in prospect.

Admission is £10.00 on the door, payable by cash or card. Food is available from 7pm.

The Association's 2022 AGM will be held at the Riverside Arts Centre on Wednesday, 22nd June at 8pm.

Our newsletter which announces a highly topical presentation at the AGM is currently with the printers for distribution to all households.

It may also be viewed by clicking here

Those who have been following the programme on Facebook or Sunbury Matters will know that a number of exciting events are planned in Lower Sunbury for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on 4th June.

To make a success of the day, the organisers are looking for additional helpers for marshalling and other duties. If you are available to help out please contact Max Hook-Brown on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks in advance.


"Spelthorne’s Local Plan has been many years in the making, with many bumps along the road. The journey has not just been difficult and challenging, it has gone way beyond that. It has been divisive, bruising and at times unpleasant. It has fractured communities and turned councillors against each other. The reason for the acrimony is easy to discern: the government’s brutal housing targets which eclipse everything else in the Plan-making process." (Cllr. Lawrence Nichols, Leader of the Council).

Last night the Council voted by a sizeable majority for the Local Plan to go forward for public consultation (25 for vs 8 against). It is a great relief because the absence of a Local Plan would create a wild west for developers who would feel free to impose their will on yet more of our precious Green Belt.

The Association is happy to endorse the following comment by the Leader: "It is councillors who are responsible for agreeing the final shape of the Plan, but the massive amount of complex and detailed work has been done by a small group of Council officers. This has taken several years and crossed three political administrations. Our officers have answered hundreds of questions, many of them more than once. The Plan documents have been produced by these officers with great professionalism, considerable hard work and exemplary patience. It is their advice and guidance which will be minutely tested by the Inspector and other interested parties. As councillors we recognise the enormous amount of hard work that the officers have done to get to the Regulation 19 [Public Consultation] stage, and we thank them for their efforts"

Responses to the consultation will be directed to the Planning Inspectorate unfiltered and this website will keep you up-to-date.

UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world's most original and uniquely talented guitarists.

Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more - all mixed with jazz - Meier's versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, even. (... so much so, that his considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, who made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group - carrying him on two world tours during the course of the last several years.)

Nicolas joins the Terence Collie trio at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street at 8pm on Sunday 5th June.

For details, click here


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