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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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    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
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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 2022 are now payable.

Public MeetingLOSRA members turned out in force to attend the public meeting at St. Mary's Church Hall last night. With standing room only by the time the meeting started at 8.30pm the audience heard first hand from the members who will be giving evidence at the Public Inquiry starting on 7th June.

Each witness gave an outline of the evidence he had individually researched and the presentations were followed by a lively and very useful question and answer session.

Members responded enthusiastically to an appeal for funds to help the LOSRA case and, whilst we can't give a precise figure at the time of going to print, the smile on the Treasurer's face at the conclusion of the event suggested that support was generous indeed. We are very grateful to all those who donated.

For the benefit of residents who were unable to attend we make no apology for repeating the appeal to come along to the Public Inquiry even if you can spare only an hour or two. It would be particularly helpful if the public gallery at the Council Chamber were to be full at the start of the Inquiry at 10am on 7th June.

'Jukebox' a medley of comedy sketches, songs and dances from the last 30 years will be performed by the Riverside Youth Theatre at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street.

RYT is a community theatre for young people aged 12 - 18, is run entirely by volunteers and it's survival is heavily dependent on local support. This promises to be an entertaining night out for the whole family.

Performances will be staged from 18th - 21st May commencing 8pm. Booking tickets - call 07531797990 or book on-line at Riversideyouththeatre.com

In her report, Caroline Barnes introduces the new PCSO Joe Smith who joins the Safer Neighbourhood Team on 18th May. To see her report, click here.

Election ResultsThe local election results for Lower Sunbury and the constituency wide AV referendum results are as follows:

Halliford and Sunbury West:
Sandra Dunn (Liberal Democrat), Tim Evans (Conservative), Daxa Patel (Conservative).

Sunbury East:
Alfred Friday (Conservative), Caroline Nichols (Liberal Democrat), Suzy Webb (Conservative).

Referendum on alternative voting system was rejected by the Spelthorne constituency – yes votes: 7687, no votes:21873.

LOSRA extends its congratulations to those newly elected and to those re-elected councillors. We look forward to working together in support of the Association's aims and for the benefit of our local community.

Police CollegeThe Police College which has been vacant and boarded up since October last year has finally been listed for sale in the Estates Gazette by Knight Frank. The Head of Planning Policy for Spelthorne Borough has met the Met Police and their agents to explain what the planning issues are in relation to the site and has emphasised the high quality that would be required in any development. The marketing is making it clear that its residential potential would indicate the most appropriate future use of the site.

It is understood that the Met Police are looking to sell the freehold and it is expected that any sale will take place over the coming months. Assuming that the site is bought for redevelopment rather than using the building as it is, we should expect the future owners to bring forward proposals to the Local Planning Authority from late summer/autumn onwards.

Following the success of the first farmers market last month, the organisers will be bringing the Market back to Sunbury Cross again on Monday 14th May and 18th June. If it continues to be a success we can expect the Market to become a regular feature of the shopping calendar.

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