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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.

Caroline Barnes has sent her police report for the month of August. The Skate Park at the top of Green Street is proving to be a welcome diversion for many of our local youngsters but there will always be those who spoil it for the majority. An unauthorised vehicle was seized by police after a warning had been ignored.

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As reported in our article on 28th July, residents may wish to watch the Parliamentary debate called by our local MP Kwasi Kwarteng on 5th September. LOSRA has been in correspondence with Mr Kwarteng to assist him in his speech to the House. All legal submissions from ourselves and Spelthorne Borough Council have also been forwarded to him.

The debate will be followed quite swiftly by a Secretary of State's decision on the 'Eco Park' application which he has 'called in' for his consideration. He may choose to refuse it; to call it in for his own determination (i.e. authorise a public inquiry); or allow it. Naturally, we earnestly hope that he will not decide on the third option!

Dear All,

You have probably been following the News with increasing horror and dismay regarding civil unrest - not only across London, but also Birmingham, Bristol and many other towns and cities. Some of what has been happening is not too far from our borders so I write to update you on the present situation and to reassure you, as best I can, that the Council is working very closely with the Surrey Police with regards to this delicate issue.

I have set up regular daily updates with Sarah Greenhalgh of the Surrey Police as well as with our Emergency Planning Officer, Nick Moon, who is updating me on Surrey Resilience Forum news.

The Surrey Police “intelligence” is that it is ‘business as usual’ and should the situation change for whatever reason we will let you know. They are continuing to monitor Social Networks and have indicated that as only 2 of the police staff in the Spelthorne deployment have the appropriate qualifications/experience to be loaned to the Metropolitan Police, that in practice, our Community Policing presence will remain unaffected.

In terms of our organisational preparedness, I would urge Councillors and staff to remain calm, yet vigilant, and to report any untoward activity as soon as possible to the Surrey Police. Our Leisure Services staff will continue to provide Youth related leisure provision so that the UJAM music, dance and arts event planned for Staines this Thursday, 12 to 4pm will proceed as planned. Everyone Active (SLM) will continue with their summer programmes in both Sunbury and Spelthorne Leisure Centres; Building Control will be asked to pay extra attention to the security of building sites to ensure materials are stored with greater security. Our Street Scene staff are being asked to ensure that litter bins remain emptied to minimise the chance of being set alight and we will be paying particular attention to our street sweeping so as to clear any potential ammunition debris.

You will note that this is also copied to our colleagues in both the Elmsleigh Centre and the Two Rivers as well as our colleagues representing the business communities of Ashford, Sunbury, Sunbury Cross and Shepperton.

Again, the message is of calmness and business as usual, helped by our local Police who will be maintaining a visible presence.

Clearly, events could change quickly but I felt it appropriate for you to at least be aware of how we are taking-stock of the situation.

Kind regards.



Road RaceResidents planning to take a road trip on Sunday 14th August should be aware that The London-Surrey Cycle Classic Road Race is taking place in preparation for The Olympic Games.

The race will pass through southwest London and Surrey, starting and finishing in central London. Roads will be closed along the route and over 60 bus routes will be affected from very early in the morning until mid-afternoon.

Tube services in the area will run as normal but they may be busier than usual. If you intend to travel in the area, you are strongly advised to plan ahead. For more information please visit tfl.gov.uk/testevent

Sunbury Cricket ClubA day of exciting twenty/20 cricket is in prospect at Sunbury Cricket Club this Friday, 5th August.

Jimmy Adams, formerly Captain of the West Indies and one of the Clubs Vice Presidents will be playing for Sunbury CC. The guest teams are Stoics CC, Free Foresters CC and Ripley CC.

For more details visit the Club's website: http://www.sunburycricket.co.uk/

Monday, 01 August 2011 11:53

PC Caroline Barnes' Police Report

Recent concerns about the new skate park in Green Street are covered in PC Caroline Barnes' police report for the month of July. To read, click here

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