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    LOSRA's Aims

    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
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    Sunbury As It Was

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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 2019 are now payable.

Readers may have seen details of this campaign on the Sunbury-on-Thames Facebook page.

If you are, or have been, a user of the unmade road that connects School Walk to Hazelwood Drive by the London Irish Training Ground, you are urged to complete a questionnaire form intended to have this road designated as a public right of way.

For further information, please visit and scroll down to article dated 13th November here

Monday, 19 November 2018 08:32

Free trees for schools and communities

The Woodland Trust has announced the availability of free trees for planting:

“We want to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So we’re giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.... Every sapling that we provide is UK sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases. Seeds are collected and stored in the UK, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track an individual tree.”

For further details, click here

The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club falls on Friday 16th November when the Clube welcomes back PAUL COX with his special “WE REMEMBER JOE COCKER: UNCHAINED – THE BEST OF JOE COCKER ‘LIVE’” SHOW, marking the 50th anniversary of Joe being at No. 1 in the UK charts with his legendary version of The Beatles’ song  “With A Little Help From My Friends”, which reached the top of the charts on 6th November 1968.

Paul first performed this show at the club a couple of years ago, and has put the presentation together again this year for a commemorative round of gigs during the autumn. It was a stunning evening’s entertainment with a full house last time around, so we can expect another special occasion. Paul has appeared at the club many times with his bands and headlined last year’s Beer Festival with Fire & Water;  and he is one of the great showmen on the circuit – Radio 2’s Paul Jones cites him as one of his favourite singers, and says he is “one of the best voices in Europe”.

Along with Paul the band features his familiar line-up, comprising Mike Summerland (guitar), who has worked over the years with Blodwyn Pig, Georgie Fame, William Bell and others, Dave “Munch” Moore (keyboards) who was with No Dice, Mainsqueeze, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Pete Brown,  Nigel Hardy (bass), Peter Stroud (drums), plus Stephanie Whitelock & Karen O'Connor (vocals). We can guarantee that this will be a hugely entertaining evening featuring hits like “Delta Lady”, “The Letter”, “Marjorine”, “Unchain My Heart”, “Up Where We Belong” and many more to mark a special occasion.

The Club looks forward to seeing you there – food will be available as usual.  

Venue:  Hawkedale Primary School, Stratton Road, Sunbury, TW16 6PG

Hawkedale School warmly invites you to come and join in the fun and support your local school.

We have a fantastic programme for the whole family; Come and meet Mr & Mrs Claus, get in the festive mood with mince pies and mulled wine, join in with games and craft activities.

You will find home baked cakes, the raffle, a selection of stalls from local traders, tombolas along with good simple food and a licensed bar for the whole family to enjoy.

The fair is open to everyone. Admission £1 for adults, children go free. Please note it is cash only.

We look forward to welcoming you there.

Dear colleague,

We are writing to update you on a change to the urgent care facilities at St Peter’s Hospital.  From today - 1 November 2018 - the current Urgent Care Centre (UCC) has become a GP-led Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC). UTCs are being rolled out nationally, in line with best practice, and St Peter’s Hospital is in the first wave of Trusts to transition over to this new model.

The UTC is housed in the same building as the current UCC and operated by Greenbrook Healthcare.  The UTC model aims to standardise a confusing range of options for patients – e.g. walk-in centres, urgent care centres, minor injury units - and simplify the system so patients know where to go and are clear which services are on offer where.

The first point of contact for anyone requiring out-of-hours urgent care should remain NHS 111, who will be able to book appointments in the UTC if required. The UTC is staffed by GPs and experienced Emergency Nurse Practitioners, who are equipped to diagnose and deal with many of the most common ailments people attend A&E for. This will ease pressure in A&E by ‘ring fencing’ staff in the main A&E department to see and treat the most serious cases.

Benefits for patients

  • Longer opening hours – 8am – 2am every day
  • Pre-booked, same day and walk-in appointments available (via NHS 111)
  • Ability to see and treat paediatric patients of any age as well adults
  • Able to issue prescriptions
  • Has direct access to other advice and services including mental health
  • Range of diagnostic services available

For further information about the UTC at St Peter’s Hospital please see the attached FAQs. We will also be producing an information leaflet for patients that will shortly be published on the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital website.

If you would like to become more involved in the wider work taking place across North West Surrey to shape out of hospital care please visit The Big Picture web page.

Kind regards

Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tom Smerdon, Director of Operations (Unplanned Care), Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Charlotte Canniff – Clinical Chair, NHS North West Surrey CCG

Karen Thorburn – Managing Director, NHS North West Surrey CCG

The following changes are proposed to the CRC service:

1. Permanently closing a number of smaller, less effective CRCs, whilst increasing the opening hours at some CRCs.

2. Introducing a charge to dispose of construction wood and roofing felt.

3. Increasing the cost of disposing of items we already charge for.

4. Charging an annual application fee for van, pickup and trailer permits.

Please have your say on these proposals by completing the survey in the 'Have your say' link at the bottom of this page.

This consultation closes at 11:59 PM on Friday 4 January 2019.

Click here for the survey

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