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    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 2024 are now payable.

Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:39

Can You Help Find Kiffy?

Can You Help Find Kiffy?This delightful English Blue cat went missing in the Loudwater Close area two days ago. He answers to the name 'Kiffy' and is very friendly.

The owner is particularly anxious about him as he is a house cat, rarely venturing outside and having left his house, he may be unable to find his way back.

Householders in the area are asked to check their sheds and garages and report any sightings to: 07768 070611.

UPDATE

We are delighted to report that Kiffy is safe and well, and has been reunited with his owners.

The following email has been received by LOSRA from the Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Association and we are pleased to reproduce it here:

Just a reminder that the next Coffee Concert at the Riverside Arts Centre will take place on Saturday 20 April.

SONG RECITAL

STEPHEN WILLIS, baritone

STEVE CHRISTMAS, guitar

A selection of songs from the Renaissance to the present day

Please join us for coffee and croissants from 10.15am. The recital will start at 11am and last approximately an hour.

To book tickets, please call the Box Office on 01932 782788 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Best wishes

The Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Association

www.ssaa-arts.org

Linden Homes Development at Fordbridge Road Road Approved Following the refusal on appeal of an 87 unit development in 2011, Linden Homes won unanimous approval for a much more modest proposal for 37 units at Planning Committee on Wednesday night. (See article 8th February).

From the very outset, LOSRA and CAROD (Campaign Against Riverside Over-development) have been involved in helping to shape the plan which went before Planning Committee.

Linden Homes are to be congratulated for ensuring that the consultation was in every sense participative and included the choice of architects for the scheme, the numerous site meetings, public exhibitions and the detailed designs.

At every turn the views and preferences of the residents were taken fully into account and Linden Homes could hardly be criticised if they had done much less.

It was a welcome, if unfamiliar, pleasure for LOSRA to attend Committee to speak in support of an application which had won the overwhelming support of its membership.

Friday, 12 April 2013 09:46

Latest Trading Standards Alert

Will writing, landscaping and roof-cleaning are all featured in the latest Trading Standards Alert together with useful information on product recalls.

To view, click here

Debbie Giles & Midnight Train at Sunbury Cricket Club 19th AprilWell, what a night was to be had on Friday for Buddy Whittington. It was superb in just about every way, a great house - just a few over 150 - but everyone who wanted a seat got one, and it made for a great sense of occasion, which was matched by a quite sensational performance from Buddy, who once again made himself readily available to chat to everyone and sign CDs. The Club is very grateful to Brett Todd for promoting the gig, and taking the risk with it, and many thanks to everyone who came to make it such a marvellous event - certainly one of the best we've had.

Buddy will be a hard act to follow, but next week's band, Debbie Giles & Midnight Train, will have a pretty fair shot at it when making their debut at the Club a week on Friday, the 19th April. They are a thoroughly professional funk, soul, R&B and blues outfit, who regularly play at the most highly-regarded venues around the country - any band that gets bookings back time and again to The Malt Shovel in Northampton, probably the top blues venue in the UK, definitely knows what they're doing. 

All the members have impeccable musical CVs - Debbie herself was on the West End stage before returning to her first love of the blues, while drummer Sam Kelly has been voted "Drummer of the Year" for five years running by Blues Connection. Guitarist Pete Emery played in the celebrated John Dummer Blues Band alongside Dave Kelly (long-time member of The Blues Band), and keyboard player Steve Oakman, who has toured with many famous names, is the son of Pete Oakman, member of Joe Brown's Bruvvers and writer of "Picture Of You" . Bass player Chris Belshaw likewise has played with a host of top names.

There is a load of information, music samples and video clips on their excellent web site at www.midnighttrain.co.uk, so please check them out. The Club very much look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, 12 April 2013 09:32

Spring in Sunbury Park

The following email from the Council was received by LOSRA. Both formally and informally we are often contacted by residents complaining about the minority of dog-walkers who, despite knowing perfectly well their responsibilities to clear up their dog's faeces, continue to allow our beautiful park to be fouled.

Those responsible should heed the Council's email as a warning. Dog-fouling in our parks and open spaces has been a specific bye-law offence since 2011.

Spring in Spelthorne’s parks

With the warmer weather, we hope, finally approaching, it is time to get out an about and enjoy the pleasure that Spelthorne’s parks can bring.

Spelthorne has parks in:

These parks are there for everyone to enjoy. There are a few simple rules to remember so that the pleasure can be maximised for everyone.

Firstly please do not light barbecues in the parks or any kind of fire. This is not permitted in any of Spelthorne’s parks.

Please clear up any dog mess and either put it in the bins provided, or take it home. Most dog owners are responsible and make sure they do this. However there are a few who don’t pick up after their dogs and mess things up for everyone as well as leaving behind a health hazard – particularly to young children.

Reduce complaints about dogs and their owners in your local community by keeping public spaces foul free.

Cllr Tony Mitchell, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “The Council provides parks for everyone to enjoy. Dog mess both blights areas as well as being potentially very dangerous and it is vital that people clear up after their animals.

“If you want to barbecue, please don’t do so in our parks. We want to keep them free from the risk of fire and available in what we hope will be a sunny summer.”

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