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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 2022 are now payable.

Monday, 02 May 2022 08:41

Supporting Ukrainian refugees

The generosity of spirit Spelthorne residents have shown in times of difficulty continues to amaze the Council with 32 households offering up their homes to a potential 81 Ukrainian refugees as part of the government's Homes for Ukraine scheme.

To see full report click here

Matt Dibble, the renowned composer, saxophonist and clarinetist  died in May, 2021, aged 40, from a cerebral hemorrhage shortly after receiving the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

The concert at the Riverside Arts Centre will be a tribute to him and to his music.It will feature friends and fellow musicians.

For full line-up, venue and time, click here

 

After a two year hiatus the Amateur London Irish Mini Festival will once again be staged this coming Sunday, 24th April. In previous years, the inconsiderate parking by visiting parents has caused problems in nearby roads, often preventing residents from leaving or entering their driveways.

As in previous years, and for what it's worth, the Club has written to all competing clubs asking that they comply with the arrangements for parking which are as follows:

Car Parking

"No parking will be available at the London Irish Hazelwood ground. Kempton Park will provide all Festival parking. The designated entrance is the main entrance on Staines Road East. Marshals will be on hand to collect monies and direct you to overflow parking facilities if required. In addition they will direct you to buses which will transfer you to the Hazelwood ground which is a ten-minute bus ride from Kempton Park.

"Buses will carry shelters and kit.

"Out of consideration to residents in the immediate area please do NOT park in adjacent roads. A number of adjacent roads are too narrow to allow residents to park on, or leave, their houses because turning out of, or into, private drives becomes impossible if festival attendees park on the street.

"The police are likely to remove any cars that cause an obstruction for emergency vehicles or are blocking residents’ driveways".

It is hoped to have a number of signs (illustrated) available on the day.

So far, KKG has achieved what it has through a lot of hard work and not much money. But we are now at a point where we have to instruct a lawyer to represent residents at the Examination in Public, where our new Local Plan will be scrutinised by a Planning Inspector.

So we are appealing to your generous nature – and your sense of fun.

Come along and enjoy an evening of fantastic music with Joglaresa at St Mary’s Church in Sunbury, (by kind permission of Father Andrew) on Friday 29 April from 7:00 pm. All proceeds to the KKG Fighting Fund.

Contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your tickets.

Tickets can be paid for by direct transfer to our bank account;

Barclays Bank
Account name: Keep Kempton Green
Sort Code: 20-42-76,
Account number: 5326 5943

through PayPal – Reference This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or,

by cheque, made out to Keep Kempton Green, to 20 Green Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6RN.

All contributions, of whatever size, will be most gratefully received.

To view poster, click here

For further information about KKG, click here

The Mayor of Spelthorne has asked our Association to publish the following invitation to this event and the charities he is supporting:

"The Mayoress and I would like to invite you to our Charity Spring Blossom Ball to be held at the Holiday Inn, Shepperton on Friday 29 April 2022. After 2 years of not being able to hold any charity events, we would be delighted if you could join and support us at this newly refurbished venue for an evening of fun and entertainment.

"As you will be aware throughout my 4½ years as Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, I made supporting the business community a priority and I am sure this has benefitted your business.

"I am therefore asking for your support at our forthcoming Charity Ball and you can do this in the following ways:

  • Booking a table (10 places for £700), or individual places for £75 each
  • Donating prizes for our auction – prizes that are not easily purchased are especially welcome and productive
  • Prizes for our raffle – including vouchers for goods or services

"Even if you are unable to attend, we would still be extremely grateful for any donations or sponsorship to assist with the fundraising for my two hugely worthwhile charities:  East to West and Ashford Community & Youth Club, with both supporting young people in our Borough who are facing a mental health crisis. The Mayoress and I hope that this event will raise much needed funds to help these charities support out youth.

"It would be lovely to see you.  To book, please return the RSVP slip (or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your menu choices and either enclose a cheque or send a BACS payment to:

Account Name: Spelthorne Mayor’s Charity Fund

Account No: 23397498

Sort Code: 23-05-80

"Any donations or sponsorship should be sent to the same account.

"We sincerely hope that you can join us for a wonderful evening.

"Best wishes"

Cllr Ian Harvey

Mayor of Spelthorne 2021-2

Monday, 11 April 2022 08:36

Graffiti in Sunbury Cross Underpass

The Association is aware that many residents find the Sunbury Cross Underpass to be a quite forbidding environment and, having been a party to the discussions on improving that environment, we are very disappointed to read the following Council notice which is reproduced below:

"Spelthorne Borough Council is appealing for information after a spate of graffiti incidents in Sunbury Cross underpass.

"The underpass at Sunbury Cross has recently undergone a raft of works aimed at improving the appearance for residents and visitors. This has included the removal of overhanging plants and shrubs, pruning of the trees, repair of the paths, steam cleaning of the underpass, a repaint of the walls and ceilings and the installation of new stair treads.

"Unfortunately, since the improvements were made, graffiti has been sprayed on the walls of the underpass and the Council is calling for anyone with information about the vandalism to get in touch.

"Cllr Amar Brar, Chair of the Neighbourhood Services Committee, said: “Residents deserve to have a clean and pleasant environment and graffiti is quite understandably one of the things that really upsets people. It is also a terrible waste of taxpayers’ money, as it will cost thousands of pounds to clean up. We are publishing photos of the graffiti tags and ask the public to contact us if they can help identify the culprits.”

"Anyone with information is asked to contact the Neighbourhood Services team at Spelthorne Borough Council on 01784 446411."

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