• 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
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    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.

On 20th September, Ann Biggs, The Strategic Planning Manager for Spelthorne Borough Council, gave a comprehensive presentation to Residents' Associations on the Local Plan and its progress towards completion and eventual submission in June 2022.

To view the notes of the presentation, click here (pdf)

Another great evening of jazz at the Riverside Arts Centre is in prospect for Sunday 26th September.

The Terence Collie Trio is joined by Georgina Jackson, vocals and trumpet.

For full details click here


Monday, 13 September 2021 09:04

Poppy Appeal Event on 18th September

A poppy appeal event will be held at the Admiral Hawke Pub on Saturday, 18th September between 12pm and 5pm.

To see poster, click here

The following press statement has been released by the Council:

Spelthorne Borough Council is holding a consultation on the Arts and Culture provision in the Borough.

Arts and Culture play a vital role in helping to make Spelthorne a prosperous and attractive place to live. Like the Arts Council England, Spelthorne Borough Council believe the Arts have the power to change lives and create opportunities for people.

We acknowledge that the current cultural infrastructure could be improved. To help us to develop a new strategy for Arts and Culture in the Borough and shape our future plans, we want to hear from you. We would like to understand how you currently engage with the Arts, where you go for cultural pursuits, the type of activities you would like to do in the future and any barriers you come across when trying to access the Arts.

The consultation will run for four weeks from 1-28 September.

To take part visit https://spelthorne.inconsult.uk/

Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy of the consultation sent to you, email your postal address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01784 444260.

Chair of Spelthorne’s Community Wellbeing and Housing Committee, Cllr Sandra Dunn, said: “Arts and culture bring people together and provide a sense of vitality, belonging and civic pride. A strong arts and cultural offering is not only good for individuals and families, but also benefits the wider community and local economy.

“We are keen to understand what currently works well here in Spelthorne and where improvements could be made. By taking part in the consultation you will have the opportunity to say what cultural and creative facilities and events you personally value and help to shape future provision within the Borough."

Louise King, PR & Communications Officer

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

Tel: 01784 444260

Further to the article posted on Monday (see below) the Council has published the following notice:

Spelthorne is pleased to confirm that 58 Afghan refugees, including 10 women and 38 children, arrived in the Borough to move into temporary accommodation, after the successful completion of their quarantine period. This accommodation is being funded by the Home Office, while Councils across the region assist them in providing a longer-term solution.

The Council is extremely grateful to residents across the Borough, partners including our foodbanks and Council staff for their generosity in asking how they can help and make donations to support these refugees. Our guests are being provided with appropriate catering and each of them has been provided with a welcome pack, which has been translated for them.

We are currently assessing what support each of them will need in terms of donations, such as clothing, which would need to be new or nearly new and clean, and we will look to provide details on how you can support them in the coming days.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank the charity Penny Appeal for generously assisting the Council by providing funds to assist with purchasing clothing, toys, educational items and travelcards.

Cllr Lawrence Nichols, Leader of the Council, said: "On behalf of Spelthorne residents, I want to extend a warm welcome to our guests. I am humbled by the offers of help we have had from Spelthorne residents and partners and I want to thank everyone who has got in touch. The Family Support team are working with these refugees and are establishing what support they need, and we will update you when we can on how best you can help."

Monday, 30 August 2021 09:04

Volunteers needed to support families

Home-Start Spelthorne are looking for kind, caring volunteers with parenting experience who can offer a few hours a week to support a family. 

The volunteers will provide practical help with parenting as well as emotional support, friendship and a listening ear. 

The next Volunteer Preparation Course is starting in November so if you would like further information, please visit the Council's website at www.home-startspelthorne.org or call them on 01784 463200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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