• 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 2021 are now payable.

Monday, 23 December 2019 08:42

It's Pantomime Time!

Click here to see the poster for Old Mother Hubbard at the Riverside Arts Centre, 16th -19th January.

Tickets £12.

The following communication has been forwarded to LOSRA from Surrey Police:

On Wednesday 15 January 2020, we will be hosting a free ‘Policing Your Community’ event with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey at the Hythe Centre from 6:45pm.

This event will be your opportunity to hear from our Chief Officer Group on future plans and current challenges we face, and your Borough Commander on issues affecting your community. You will also have the opportunity to ask them questions you may have.

Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro will also be there to talk about his planned proposal for the 2020-21 Council Tax Precept and you will have the chance to take part in his public consultation.

The event is free to attend, but we recommend that you register your attendance which can be done on the link below.

Register to attend by going here

Coincidentally, the date advertised clashes with a police public event for Spelthorne at the Hazelwood Centre. Oh dear! See here

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit which has few peers.

His range and brilliance have made him a “first call” for studio and live work since his precocious arrival on the scene more than thirty years ago.

His recorded catalogue is immense.  He has made over thirty albums as leader and co-leader alone, and the list of his session and side-man work includes Bjork, Bryan Ferry, Michel LeGrande, Clare Teale, Westlife, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum. He has toured and played residencies with such diverse and demanding figures as Ruby Braff, Freddie Hubbard, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen and Conte Candoli.

In British jazz, the young Barnes was recognized – and hired – by the established greats of the time:  Stan Tracy, John Dankworth, Kenny Baker, Bob Wilber, and Humphrey Lyttelton.  But he is equally respected for his longstanding and fruitful collaborations with contemporaries such as David Newton, Bruce Adams, and Martin Taylor. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2014 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.

He will be joined by the Terence Collie trio at the Riverside Arts Centre on Sunday, 22nd December.

For full venue, time and booking details, click here

The following welcome email has been received from the Council:

Spelthorne Council has extended its public consultation on a new Local Plan for the Borough, which sets out proposals for where housing, employment and other development will be built up to 2035. The original consultation period already exceeded the statutory minimum 6 weeks to take account of the Christmas break. However, the General Election wasn't originally expected and therefore we've again extended the period within which local residents can respond.

The consultation will now run until Tuesday 21 January 2020 and gives another two weeks for residents to give their views on the proposed allocations and policies.

A Council spokesperson said: "Effective consultation and engagement with the local community is vital in the preparation of a new Local Plan, which will affect all our residents. We've already had a large response but we recognise that the elections are some people's priority at the moment. Extending the consultation gives us more opportunity to arrange further public presentations if needed in the New Year to ensure everyone is fully informed and can have their say."

  • The Local Plan consultation opened on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and now runs up to Tuesday 21 January 2020 
  • Three more public information dates have been added to provide further information to residents on the Local Plan for Spelthorne; Tuesday 10 & 17 December at 7pm and Monday 16 December at 2pm.  Book now for your place here
  • Further information on the Local Plan and how to respond here
  • Keep up to date with all Council news by signing up to our e-newsletter here or register for My Alerts here which will keep you informed on selected information by email.


Lynne Gardner

Planning Policy Technician

Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB

Tel:  01784 446449

Spelthorne Borough Council has launched a public consultation regarding the draft framework of its new Homelessness Strategy, which will address homelessness and rough sleeping in Spelthorne for 2020 to 2025. The consultation will run from Monday 2 December to midday Monday 13 January.
The overall aims of the strategy are to ensure nobody sleeps rough in Spelthorne, ending the use of bed and breakfast accommodation, reducing the length of time people stay in temporary accommodation, increase the use of the private sector for homelessness prevention and investing in staff training and development to improve the Housing Options service.

You can view further details on how we aim to achieve this and also the consultation here. Hard copies are also available at the Council Offices in Staines-upon-Thames, as well as at all local libraries, so that residents without internet access will be able to feed into the consultation.

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