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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.

In what has now become a Christmas tradition at the Riverside Arts Centre, Mood Indigo Events are putting on a Christmas special performance which this year features the Three Simons (Allen, Bates and Spillett) who will be playing alongside the resident Terence Collie Trio.

Festive mince pies and mulled wine will be served at the interval.

For further details, click here for poster

The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club is the Christmas shindig for which the Club is very  fortunate to have been able to book THE 60s ALL STARS, who have always been one of most popular attractions ever since they performed at the Club's very first Music Night more than ten years ago. It’s always great to welcome them back, as the organizer knows we can guarantee a proper rave-up as ever, with a rip-roaring evening of wall-to-wall beat era classics to kick off the Christmas festivities.

Their line-up now comprises Alan Lovell of The Swinging Blue Jeans on guitar and vocals, along with the popular guitarist and singer Robin Bibi, whose CV includes session work with the Pretty Things, Helen Shapiro, Ben E. King, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and others. The band’s new bass player is Peter Oakman– 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 on drums as always is Mick Avory, original member of The Kinks.

Friday 10th Dec. is also Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, so wear your Christmas jumper and join in our raffle at £1 a ticket to win a bottle of fizz, with all proceeds being donated to the charity.

Put together a gang of friends and come along for a great party night – the Club very much looks forward to welcoming you there. Admission is £10.00 on the door, payable by cash or card.

Hot food, prepared by the expert chefs from the Club's resident caterers from the food bank charity Surplus To Supper, will be available from 7pm, and the band will be on stage about 9.00pm.

Friday, 03 December 2021 10:18

Helping residents through the winter

Spelthorne Council are committed to supporting our most vulnerable households and are providing financial assistance over the winter.

For further information, click here


Each year Spelthorne borough councillors are allocated a sum of money which they can use to support activities in their wards.  In the last few years each councillor has been allocated £1k, but this year the amount has been increased to £2k, with the additional money having to be spent to support “Green” initiatives.  What constitutes a Green initiative is not precisely defined but could be considered to cover anything that will improve the environment.   

Your Lower Sunbury councillors would like to hear from you about any new or existing ideas or schemes that you feel could benefit from receiving some of this funding, particularly any that you feel might qualify as a Green initiative.  Applying for the scheme is not hard - you just need to provide a short statement of what you want to do and how a grant would help you achieve your aims.  

Grants are generally made to community/voluntary organisations and funds must be used to support more than one person who lives or works in the councillor’s ward.  If you have a good idea but are not part of a formal group, please ask your councillors as we don’t want bureaucracy to stifle doing the right thing. 

Your councillors would love to talk to you about your ideas.  We all want to spend every penny wisely and in support of schemes that will benefit the community.  In the last year COVID dominated the grants, with schools in particular getting support to help with remote learning.  This year we want to cast the net as widely as possible and support ideas that will improve our local environment.

On behalf of the Sunbury East and Lower Sunbury and Halliford councillors

Sunbury East:

Kathy Grant: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helen Harvey: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ian Harvey (Mayor): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Halliford and Sunbury West:

Sandra Dunn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tom Fidler: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lawrence Nichols: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spelthorne Borough Council understands the many concerns of residents and businesses regarding the impact of flooding in the local area and have produced a 7 page leaflet.

For further details, click here


The Council has released the following press release and we are pleased to reproduce it here:

Spelthorne Borough Council is making an urgent appeal to landlords to help fulfil its pledge to house Afghans who have supported the UK in Afghanistan.

Following a meeting of the Community Wellbeing and Housing Committee, we have pledged to resettle up to five families under the Government's Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme. The Council has been working on securing properties to fulfil the scheme and we are asking for landlords to come forward with property offers for the ARAP scheme.

The properties have to be in Spelthorne, a minimum of 3-bedrooms, close to local amenities and have good transport links.

Cllr Sandra Dunn, Chair of the Community Wellbeing and Housing Committee, says: "We are committed to our pledge to resettle five families and we will be working with various local organisations to provide support to the families for up to three years after their arrival - from help with medical needs and arranging education to setting up bank accounts and finding jobs. If you think you could help with a property in Spelthorne, please do consider signing up to the relocation scheme and help these families build a new life in our borough."

Under the scheme, the Council guarantees to pay landlords directly the full market rent for their property for up to two years.

Other benefits include the following:

  • 1 month's rent paid directly in advance
  • 5 weeks repair bond
  • free tenancy agreements provided (including Right To Rent checks)
  • property viewings arranged
  • free inventory service provided by a professional company
  • tenancy training given to tenants
  • a completely free service - no agency fees

Ongoing support for both the landlord and the tenant is available for the duration of the tenancy.

Please contact Samantha King for further details on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01784 446 335.

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