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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, 04 November 2019 10:36

Local Plan - Have Your Say!

The following notice has been published by Spelthorne Council and we are very pleased to post it on our website. Please look out for our newsletter which will be distributed to all local households in the Lower Sunbury area from mid-November or on line at this website.

Message from Spelthorne

Consultation on the next stage of the Spelthorne Local Plan will take place from 12 noon Tuesday 5 November 2019 to 7 January 2020.  The first consultation on the Local Plan was held last year and asked the public to consider options for how Spelthorne will meet its need for housing, gypsy and traveller pitches, employment sites and other uses.  This stage sets out draft policies for the new plan and proposed sites across the Borough to be allocated for development.  The selection of sites follows the preferred strategy, to maximise building on land in urban areas such as town centres, particularly Staines-upon-Thames, and to consider releasing some ‘weakly performing’ Green Belt for development.  This option will enable the protection of the Borough’s most important green spaces.

The full Local Plan Policies and Sites documents are available to read on our website www.spelthorne.gov.uk/localplan along with all of the research and evidence documents which supports them.  The December edition of the Bulletin, delivered to all households in Spelthorne, will contain a special 8-page section on the Local Plan including detail of the sites with maps.

There will be three public events to provide further information to residents and other interested parties.  These will be held at the Council Offices at Knowle Green on:

  • Tuesday 12 November at 7pm
  • Thursday 14 November at 7pm
  • Monday 18 November at 7pm

Please note: The events will require a ticket in order for us to manage attendance, but are free.  We are using a website called 'Eventbrite' for ticket bookings which are available to book online now www.spelthorne.gov.uk/localplan or you can ring 01784 446449.

In order to allow the team to answer any questions in full, we are requesting that they are submitted in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can respond to the consultation online https://consult.spelthorne.gov.uk  Paper copies of the documents are available to view at the Council Offices and all libraries in the Borough.  The best way to respond is using the website but you can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to us: Strategic Planning, Spelthorne Borough Council, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB.  Consultation closes at 11.59pm on Tuesday 7 January 2020

Kind regards,

Ann Biggs
Strategic Planning Manager

For more information about how we store and retain your personal data please look at our Strategic Planning privacy notice and Strategic Planning retention schedule on our website.

The following email announcing a fireworks night at the Hazelwood Centre on 9th November has been received by LOSRA:

Dear Neighbour,

We would like to inform you that London Irish Amateur Club are holding a Fireworks Night at Hazelwood on Saturday 9th November.  The event will run from 6.00pm to 9.00pm with the display planned to take place at 7.00pm and will last for 10-15 minutes.

We have made the local council, Police and Fires Services aware of the event and the precautions we have taken.

 The event is being run by volunteer parents from the Mini and Youth section in order to raise much needed funds for our amateur club.  It is aimed at the wider community and the bulk of tickets have been sold to young families from the local area.  Parking at Hazelwood is expected to be substantial for the number of people attending as it is highly likely that the majority are local and will walk.

We hope that our event does not cause you inconvenience.  If you have any question then please contact us by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Kind Regards

 LIARFC Social Committee

 P.S.  If you would like to attend the event, then tickets can be purchased online at www.LIARFC.co.uk or on the door (depending on availability).

To see poster for the event, click here

Josephine Davies is an artist at the forefront of the UK contemporary music scene, pushing the boundaries of jazz with her current main artistic project Satori – a sax/bass/drums trio with an emphasis on extended and collaborative improvisation that defies the categorization of either avant-garde or mainstream jazz, instead shifting deftly and dynamically through various imaginative soundscapes according to where the musicians’ shared inspiration takes them.

On her debut at the Riverside Arts Centre on 10th November she will be combining with the Terence Collie trio (featuring, in addition to Terence, Andy Cleyndert on bass and Clark Tracey on drums) in a tribute to Joe Henderson.

For venue & booking details click here

We are delighted to hear that Colin Squire of Squires Garden Centre has agreed to replace all of the rose bushes at the rear of the garden that he originally donated and planted back in 1981.

Work to clear the rear beds will start on 28 October and the new roses  will be planted in the last week of November, weather permitting. This area will be coned off for the whole of the removal and planting period and signs will be put on the entrances to the Walled Garden.



The Spelthorne Business Awards is a wonderful opportunity to tell everyone about the excellent work that is being achieved locally in the Borough and we are delighted to congratulate Monica Chard, editor of Village Matters and Sunbury Matters who won the “Best Business in Sunbury and Halliford” category at this year’s Awards ceremony held at the Orangery, Shepperton Studios on 17th October.


The following appeal has been forwarded to LOSRA and we are happy to reproduce it here:

The Public Health Immunisation Team around Childhood Immunisations are looking to improve uptake and they have developed a survey,  which is aimed at parents, to gather additional data.  Can you please forward on the email to any parent/carer groups within your contacts.

Jacintha Bennett  |  Patient Experience Coordinator

NHS North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group

01372 232450  | 07900 244 856 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dear Parent/guardian,

We would like to invite you to take part in a short survey to explore parental attitudes to immunisation. In this survey, we hope to better understand your views on vaccinating your children and explore why some parents/guardian may or may not choose to get their children immunised against infectious diseases. The results of the survey will feed into local work aiming to improve uptake of childhood immunisation.

Some of the questions in the survey cover sensitive topics, and we would like to reassure you that all answers will be confidential and we will not be able to trace your answers back to you or your child/children.

The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete and contains 22 questions. We will be grateful if you spend a few minutes to complete the survey and contribute to this important research. Please use the link below to complete the survey:


The survey will be open until Sunday 27th October.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr Negin Sarafraz-Shekary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information


Kind regards,


Dr Rachel Gill
Consultant in Public Health

Public Health
Surrey County Council
Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB

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