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  • 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
  • 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 2023 are now payable.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 10:31

Latest Trading Standards Alert

Gas Safe Engineers, cold calling, concert ticketing and product recalls are all featured in the latest Trading Standards Alert. To view, click here

The Blue Bishops Come to Sunbury Cricket Club this Friday, 8th MarchMarch sees another band making their debut at the SCC Music nights, as they welcome the Blue Bishops, who work at the rocky end of the blues/R&B spectrum.

They are performers with a rich heritage, including Geoff Grange (guitar, vocals, harmonica) collaborator of Bill Wyman and Nicky Hopkins; Jim Rodford, formerly of Argent and The Animals on bass; Justin Hildreth, formerly with Joan Armatrading, on drums; and Simon Burrett, veteran of may bands since his days as an artist with Mike Vernon's Blue Horizon label in the '60s.

They work in the studio with former Abbey Road luminary, John Leckie, producer of Bebopo Deluxe, Argent and Radiohead.

Find out lots more and hear some tracks at www.bluebishops.co.uk

Thames21Back in January we published an appeal for volunteers to join Thames 21 in a clean up Sunbury Lock Island. Those who came will remember the remorselessly cold day it was too. Thames 21 will again be coming to Sunbury Lock Island on Saturday 16th March from 10am - 1pm. This location is a charming part of the Lower Sunbury riverscape and we are being asked to join a team to give it a clean-up and to help manage the vegetation.

Volunteers are asked to report to the footbridge ahead of the lock at 10am. Old clothes recommended but all necessary equipment will be provided. Details of the public events are also on the Thames21 website www.thames21.org.uk/events/

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 17:58

LOSRA Spring 2013 Newsletter

As ever, full of important up-to-date information, the Spring Newsletter is now at the printers and will be delivered to Lower Sunbury households from 14th March. To view the electronic version, click here.

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 07:49

Protesters Make Their Presence Felt

Protesters Make Their Presence FeltFurther to the article posted on 20th February, we are very pleased to report that over 150 protesters gathered at the Civic Centre in Esher for the Full Council Meeting on Wednesday 27th February, representing an alliance of interested parties: residents affected by Waterside Drive proposals, including LOSRA Committee members; residents affected by Stompond Lane proposals and supporters of Walton & Hersham Football Club (WHFC) who have played at Stompond Lane for 80 years.

A double decker bus arrived carrying WHFC fans who proceeded to wave banners and placards calling for the council to “Save Stompond Lane” as councillors arrived for the meeting.

The public gallery was packed beyond its standing room capacity and extra committee rooms were opened to accommodate the crowd. The level of public turnout evidently took Council officials by surprise, with comments made by the Mayor, Cllr Janet Turner, Cllr Chris Sadler. The Reverend called upon councillors to consider the communities they represented during the prayers.

Cllr Stuart Selleck called for a further amendment to the Stompond Lane development proposal for an "appropriate period of consultation with the public and relevant stakeholders be held in close proximity to the Stompond Lane sports ground". The Council leader, John O’Reilly agreed to a ‘significant period of consultation prior to the planning application for Stompond Lane… with a reasonable expectation that, as part of that consultation, amendments will be made and taken on board’.

Whilst this was good news for supporters of Stompond Lane, LOSRA will be calling for a similar consultation process to be held with Sunbury residents before a detailed Planning submission is drawn up for the sports stadium complex at Waterside Drive. The scheme submitted last year was poorly designed, and there was no input sought from Spelthorne representatives.

Apart from these latest scams, the Trading Standards Alert also draws attention to product recalls. To see the full TS Alert, click here.

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