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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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  • 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 2024 are now payable.

Sunbury Open GardensFamiliar events which we know many local residents look forward to and which are now a fixture of summer weekends in Lower Sunbury are taking place again this year.

The Open Gardens Day takes place on Sunday 26th June, with six local domestic gardens (including one designed by a Hampton Court Flower Show Gold Medal designer) being opened by their owners for the day between 11am and 5pm.

Programmes which give entry to the gardens will be available for £4.00 in advance or £5.00 on the day from Skinners Newsagents in Avenue Parade and the Embroidery Gallery. There will also be a raffle, lunches in the Church Hall and a children's competition. The raffle prizes include a 40" TV, food processor and tickets to Hampton Court Flower Show.

Details of the forthcoming Picnic in the Park event will be published on this Site shortly.

Monday, 06 June 2011 12:37

Police Report for the Month of May

PC Caroline Barnes publishes her report for the month of May. Readers will be glad to see that 3 arrests have been made following a serious assault on a youngster opposite Croysdale Avenue during which he suffered grievous bodily harm.

Eco ParkAfter numerous delays and postponements, and following a strong legal challenge by LOSRA, Charlton Village and Shepperton residents (See entry for 8th March), a revised planning application to develop an Eco Park at Charlton Lane, Shepperton has been submitted to the County Planning Authority by SITA Surrey.

The application has now been provisionally scheduled to be considered at a Special Meeting of the Surrey County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee on 30 June 2011.

A newsletter to update local residents about the new date and explain the reasons for the delay in the application being considered has been forwarded to LOSRA by SCC for notification to residents; and may be viewed by clicking here.

The leaflet actually says almost nothing new of substance except that consultation will take place with the Health and Safety Executive after planning permission has been obtained. In particular they fail to mention or explain that the revised plan is for disposal not recovery; nor do they mention the serious safety concerns raised by objectors about co-location of a dangerous experiment with a Community Recycling Centre (about which SITA were ignorant and the HSE were originally unaware). The flyer is silent on these points and its value as a public information vehicle is therefore very limited.

LOSRA remains implacably opposed to the EcoPark and invites you to spend a few moments to read the briefing note compiled by a resident LOSRA member and campaigner against the proposed Eco Park. Readers who have not been kept abreast of developments or who would like to know more about the political and profit-making imperatives which lie behind the proposed Scheme may like to read his very interesting thoughts on the subject by clicking here.

The author is a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, a Member of the Institute of Physics, A Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Master of Business Administration. Design engineering and research are his fields of specialisation.

The Friends of St Mary's (FoSM) is a charity to provide assistance with funding to maintain our beautiful Church in Sunbury. It now has a website which can be found at www.fosmsunbury.org.uk and gives details of the organisation and planned events. Also pictorial tours round the church, stained glass windows and the previous Tower repair project.

Monday, 06 June 2011 12:07

AGM 2011 Newsletter Out Now

The AGM Newsletter is now being distributed to all Lower Sunbury households. To view the Newsletter on line, click here.

This is the stage debut of the play 'Phantom of The Arts Centre' and is based upon a script which won a big national playwriting competition last year.

The play is about our very own Riverside Arts Centre! It entwines fact with fiction and explores the sacrifices made by people for their community and their country, and also features the heartbreak of wartime romance. It was written by Geoff Buckingham and features some very popular award-winning local performers including Robert Hardy and Paul Warren. The stage set has been crafted and designed by local drama legend Ken Busby, who is still very active into his 80's. The play, which features the lead debut of a super young local actress, Niamh Mallott, is sentimental but does have a few lighter moments.

Also featured, as part of a double bill, is the very popular David Tristram comedy ' The Fat Lady sings in Little Grimley', and this also involves more local favourites.

Manor Players are aiming to put on a really good evening of entertainment, and it would be super if LOSRA members could turn out in force to support it, plus help us celebrate a local building that means so much to our community.

Performances start at 8pm and tickets cost £8 (paid in advance) or £10 on the door. For further details see the attached poster

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