• 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
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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 2022 are now payable.

Monday, 19 April 2021 08:28

Postal Votes Delay

Due to engineering problems, there has been a delay with the posting of postal vote forms.

The postal votes for the forthcoming Police and Crime Commissioner, Surrey County Council and the Staines South By-Election were due to be posted to postal voters today, however the printers the Council appointed have had engineering problems which has meant that there has been a delay.

This is beyond the Council's control and the postal votes will now be posted on Monday.

A number of enquiries have been made regarding a licensing application for the Hazelwood Centre which runs the London Irish site.

Dog walkers, in particular, will have seen the notices posted around the Hazelwood pitches.

The Association has been in touch with the Centre and we are advised that London Irish.has had to reapply for its premises licence as a result of a change in the legal entity which runs the site. The current entity Hazelwood Community Company which is set up as a not for profit organisation replaces the old Hazelwood Centre LLP. This change necessitated a new licence application, which is based on exactly the same terms as the one which expired at the time of the change.

It should be noted that opening times are identical to those approved under the previous licence.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 14:26

Free Online Courses

As part of EnterpriseM3's skills activity in working towards a local Digital Skills Partnership, and with thanks to the South East LEP Digital Skills Partnership, they are sharing a series of FREE online sessions that will help individuals and families find a job and/or learn more about being safe online.

The first session starts on 21 April and the last ones are on 9 June:

April 21: Find Your Career Goals

April 28: Update Your CV and Cover Letter

May 5: Build Your Personal Brand Online

May 12: Productivity for Working Remotely

May 19: Safety First: Protect Yourself Online

May 26: Keep Your Family Safe Online

June 9: #IamRemarkable Sessions (For more info on Google's initiative, take a look here)

The final sessions on June the 9th are #IamRemarkable sessions, part of the Google initiative to empower women and other underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.

To register for one or more of these sessions, individuals should go to: https://digitalskillspartnerships.eventbrite.co.uk. Please feel free to share with your networks and contacts and encourage individuals to come along.

Monday, 12 April 2021 08:12

High Streets Open on 12th April

The following is a press release from Spelthorne Council:

Spelthorne Borough Council is making preparations to ensure the safe reopening of our high streets across the Borough for residents to shop for necessary items and enjoy outdoor hospitality.

The Council works closely with various partners, including the Elmsleigh Centre, Two Rivers and Visit Staines and our Town Centre manager provides support for businesses in Sunbury, Shepperton and Ashford. Over the past year, we have strived to ensure measures are in place to make our high streets Covid-safe for residents, visitors, and traders. We continually review these and have made adjustments to improve these measures.

From Monday 12 April, people will be able to visit non-essential retail outlets such as clothing stores, hairdressers and jewellers as well as outdoor hospitality, providing they can meet COVID-19 safety and security guidelines. The Council are looking forward to welcoming back residents to our high street and we would encourage you to shop locally.

The Council continues to have banner railings, posters and digital screens around our high streets reminding people of the social distancing measures that are in place. This is being done to ensure that residents and visitors can continue to observe the social distancing guidelines.

We have been working with Staines Market over the past 12 months to ensure they can operate in a manner that is safe for residents. The handwashing station on Staines High Street will also be remaining in place.

All measures will be revised and amended accordingly with additional phases introduced in due course.

Over the course of this pandemic, the Council have worked to support businesses by issuing government backed business grants (totalling over £16million). We continue to offer guidance to traders changing the way they do business providing hygiene and environmental health advice to help takeaways improve and we will continue to do so as we enter the next recovery phases.

Residents can help stop the spread by remembering Hands, Face, Space and taking care when they are shopping.

The car parks below allow you to park free for one hour, however, you must make sure that you obtain and display a free one hour ticket from the pay and display machine:

  • Abbey Drive, Laleham
  • The Broadway, Laleham Village car park
  • Dumsey Meadow car park
  • Manor Park car park
  • Shepperton Village Hall car park
  • Orchard Meadow car park
  • Thames Street car park
  • The Walled garden car park
  • Sunbury Park/Green Street car park
  • The Old Bathing Station car park

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the awards evening was unable to be held in 2020 but all entries and nominations are being carried over to this year's competition.

There are 13 categories to choose from and entry is free. Businesses must have a trading address in the Borough. Online entry is live until 31 July 2021 and the black tie gala dinner to announce the winners will take place on 14 October 2021 (subject to change depending on the Coronavirus situation).

Click here for further details

Page 9 of 101

Subscribe for 2022

Sunbury Ferry

Join Our Mailing List

Latest Local News

06 October 2022