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.
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Johnny Mercer is best known as a Tin Pan Alley lyricist, but he also composed music. He was a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as songs written by others.
From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows.
He received nineteen Academy Award nominations, and won four Best Original Song Oscars.
His songs will be celebrated by the Terence Collie quartet with Jane Parker (vocals) at the Riverside Arts Centre, 59, Thames Street on Sunday 14th July.
For further details click here
Please come and join us at Beauclerc Infant & Nursery School Summer Fayre, 116 French Street, TW16 5LE for a fun packed afternoon for the whole family.
We are very excited this year to be able to offer a huge variety of entertainment such as pony rides, giant bouncy castle, fire engine (incident dependant), BBQ & licensed bar, high tea - cakes and pimms stall, craft and game stalls, face painting, tombolas, raffle with top prizes and some amazing goods being sold from local traders. In addition, we are extremely proud that our own school choir will be performing.
Please help support your local school and come along on 22nd June, everyone welcome! Admission is £2 per family or £1 per adult (children are free).
To view poster, click here
The courage and tenacity of local Sunbury residents has resulted in a second David & Goliath win at the High Court (see previous article of 6th May). On 6th June Mrs Justice Thornton refused Elmbridge Council permission to appeal.
To see press release, click here
The SSAA Arts Festival, a well-established fixture in our summer calendar, will be launched on the 7th July. There is something for everyone and we post this notice now as some events require early booking.
To see programme of events, click here
Many thanks to all of you who came to the Club’s inaugural Music Night with the Marshall Taylor Band and Blues Unlimited – it was very well attended and the collection for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice raised nearly £500, so it was a very worthwhile and fun event.
The next Music Night at the Club is on Friday 21st June when we welcome back THE 60s ALL STARS for what has become a regular summer party night. The band played at our very first Music Night eight years ago and have always been one of our most popular attractions, so we are always delighted to have them back.
The band comprises Mick Avory, the original and long-time drummer with the Kinks, Alan Lovell from the Swinging Blue Jeans and John Dee of The Foundations, and often with the added bonus of Hollies keyboard player Ian Parker, they are one of the best revival bands around. We know that a hugely entertaining evening of wall-to-wall Sixties and rock ‘n’ roll classics is absolutely guaranteed. Pass the word around and bring your friends – it’s always a fun night and it will be a great way to celebrate the summer solstice, for the Druids amongst you.
We look forward to seeing you there. Food will be available as usual from about 7.
To raise money for the Amateur Club (LIARFC) the Club will be hosting its second beer festival following last year’s success.
This year they will be aiming a little bit bigger with more external food and drink stalls to offer a wide range of street food and snacks; and alternatives to real ale. Live music will be provided throughout by four excellent bands.
More information, and ticket details, can be found on their website: www.eventsatliarfc.co.uk/
1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Election of Officers and Committee
6. A tribute to the late Peter Francis, LOSRA Committee Member
7. Presentation by David Munro, Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey, and Inspector Maxine Cilia, Surrey Police Borough Commander for Spelthorne
8. Open Forum
9. Any other business
To see minutes of previous AGM, click here
A notice from the Council:
The parking proposals are currently being advertised by public notice for 28 days. This includes the publishing of a formal notice in a local newspaper; street notices being erected on site at each location; plus drawings and a statement of reasons being available to view at each library across the borough, and also at Spelthorne Borough Council offices. Those properties immediately fronting locations where changes are proposed will be notified individually by letter.
You can download and view the plans for Lower Sunbury and Halliford by clicking here
If you wish to object, support or comment on any of these proposals, then please complete our online response form (available from Friday 7 June) by 5 July 2019.
Alternatively, you can write to us via the following address: Spelthorne parking review 2019, Parking Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford GU4 7BQ.
27th - 29th June at the Riverside Arts Centre, Manor Players Bring Agatha Christie's The Hollow.
For poster and booking details, click here
Further to the article posted on this site on 29th April, there is now just one day left to respond to this consultation.
Reponses must be submitted by close of play on Tuesday 4th June. “The Local Green Space designation was introduced by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in March 2012 which offers a high degree of protection to areas of importance to the local community. This is on the basis that the land meets certain criteria to achieve the designation.” (Para 1.4). “The Local Green Space designation was introduced by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in March 2012 which offers a high degree of protection to areas of importance to the local community. This is on the basis that the land meets certain criteria to achieve the designation.” (para.1.6).
Our comments may be summarised as follows:
The AGM Newsletter, which will be distributed to households in early June may be viewed by clicking here
To see audited account for 2018, click here
Guitarist, Clement Regert is a Parisienne who moved to London in 2005. Since re-locating to our Capital he has played at numerous venues and festivals in the UK such as the London Jazz Festival, London Latin-Jazz festival, the Canary Wharf jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Soho and the Jazz Cafe. He has collaborated with the likes of Lianne Carroll, Tim Garland, Natalie Williams, Dennis Rollins, Denys Baptiste, Mark Mondesir, Andrew McCormack, Robert Mitchell, Ross Stanley, Jay Phelps and Jim Watson, to name but a few.
He joins the Terence Collie trio on 9th June at 7.45pm for what promises to be another superb evening of jazz. He and the trio will be celebrating the Jazz guitarist, George Benson.
Venue: The Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Lower Sunbury.
For further details and booking, click here
One of the doctors and other Practice staff will give an overview of the many positive developments taking place as well as highlighting the challenges faced by the Practice in our ever expanding community.
There will also be an opportunity for general comments, suggestions and questions from patients. Please note that this is NOT an opportunity to discuss individual cases or issues, these should be passed to the Practice in the normal way.
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The following self-explanatory email has been received from Nigel Drury, Community Connector at Spelthorne Council and we are pleased to reproduce it here:
“I write to you and some others who have expressed interest in the idea of an organised community-based approach to increasing dementia awareness and helping bring the right help and support to those living with dementia.
“The Shepperton Dementia Action Group with whom I’ve worked is hosting an afternoon event at the Shepperton Village Hall on Wednesday 22nd May (click here for poster). That is to mark the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Action Week and provide the community with the chance to meet representatives of various organisations who are providing help and services to people living with dementia and their families.
“It is also an opportunity to hold a ‘Dementia Friends’ training session, and I would encourage you to pass on the word to those who might be interested in becoming a ‘Dementia Friend’. I attach the leaflet for the event.
“A visit to the Shepperton event by Sunbury folk can be seen as part of the road to the formation of their own group in the near future. Indeed I am now available to be at hand to facilitate that community initiative should there be enough of a collective will – which I believe there is.
With best regards,
Nigel Drury - Community Connector - Spelthorne Borough Council