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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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    We invite anybody interested in the issues facing Lower Sunbury to subscribe Read More
  • View Our Newletters

    View Our Newletters

    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 2023 are now payable.

Twirltour Travel, our loyal sponsors and supporters would like to invite Lower Sunbury Residents to a very special fundraising event with Bill Wyman on Sunday 8th May in aid of their charity 'Their Future Today'. This looks like an event not to be missed! To find out more click here: www.theirfuturetoday.com or for further information call 07960752289.

We need to draw to your attention an issue relating to the forthcoming local elections. We were very surprised to see in the election literature circulated by the Conservatives in the Sunbury East ward a claim that candidate Adam Shire “most recently published an article in the December 2010 Lower Sunbury Residents Association newsletter”.

As you know, LOSRA is an apolitical organisation – our constitution sets this out very clearly. We have never provided a platform for political parties, and no article by Mr. Shire has appeared in a LOSRA newsletter. We wrote to Mr. Shire asking for an explanation, since we felt that it was potentially damaging to our reputation if residents felt that our impartiality had been compromised, and pointed out that, contrary to advice in the official “Guidance for Candidates” publication, he had not sought our permission before using LOSRA’s name in the leaflet.

More to the point we were concerned that, given LOSRA’s reputation and profile in the area, there was a possibility that some residents might be persuaded to vote for a candidate who appeared to enjoy some kind of special relationship with LOSRA, and that the election process might be compromised. We put this to Spelthorne’s Chief Executive, Roberto Tambini, who immediately consulted the Electoral Commission, who advised that there was no action that the authority could or should take. We are grateful to Mr. Tambini for researching the matter so speedily.

We have now, a week after the original complaint, received an apology from Mr. Shire for using our name without permission, although no explanation of the original statement has been offered. We had asked Mr. Shire to take steps to inform the electorate that the statement in the election leaflet was inaccurate, but have received no assurances in this regard. We therefore felt that, given the shortness of time before the election, we should let as many people as possible know the facts of this matter via our web site and e-bulletin.

Charity cricket matchMayor of Spelthorne's XI v Mayor of Haringey's XI - In Aid of Charity - Sunbury Cricket Club Monday 2nd May at 1:00pm

The match will take place in support of the Mayor of Spelthorne's charities, Daybreak Respite Care, Staines Brass Band and Midas Plus which supports charities throughout Spelthorne.

The Mayor of Haringey's XI will be accompanied by a steel band.

The 25 over match will start at 1:00pm. The Mayor of Spelthorne's XI will be captained by Sunbury CC's U17 Player, Matt Nichols.

St Mary's ChurchPlease come along and support the fundraising efforts to patch the hole in the Church roof before parishioners need to get the buckets out to catch the rain!

There will be a variety of stalls from Fairtrade to Jewellery and Books to Bric-a-Brac. There is sure to be something for everyone from the very young to the very young at heart. As always there will be hot and cold refreshments to cheer you as you browse. Don't miss the ever popular plant stall or the chance to win something lovely on the Tombola. We have excellent Raffle prizes this year to tempt you.

If you have any items you would like to donate, please contact either Lauren on 789164 or Sue on 786879.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:14

An Evening of Fun on Royal Wedding Day

If you haven't made arrangements for the evening of the Royal Wedding, why not make your way down to Sunbury Cricket Club for a programme of music and fun. The event is being put on by the Club together with The Manor Players and Shepperton Players; and all proceeds will go to these groups who, with their great local performers provide us with so much entertainment throughout the year. For details, click here to view poster.

Sunbury Cricket ClubSunbury Cricket Club is holding another Open Day. This year it is on Sunday 17th April to welcome prospective Colts, Adult Players and those interested in non playing membership. It is hoped that numbers will exceed the 300 adults and children who turned up for a fun afternoon in 2010.

Prospective colts in the U5 – U9 age groups will be invited to join in practice sessions and games as appropriate for the different age groups. Older age groups will have the opportunity to use the Club nets (no studs allowed). It is not necessary to have any cricket kit. Prospective colts must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We shall also have kit samples for sizing on the day and Committee Members on hand to answer questions.

Further information is available in the Membership section of Sunbury CC’ website www.sunburycricket.co.uk/membership.html

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