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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 2021 are now payable.

Regrettably the Leo Richardson concert scheduled for 3rd August has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers.

However, the exciting news is that the organisers of the famous Brecon Jazz Festival have asked Mood Indigo Events to collaborate with them this year.

Instead of being put on 'live' in Brecon over one weekend, it is to be spread out throughout August in Brecon and other various locations (including the Riverside Arts Centre).

Three excellent bands will be performing at the Centre from 2pm and the live-stream will be watched by an international audience.

In-the-venue concert tickets are being sold through the MoodIndigo website at  https://www.moodindigoevents.co.uk, while the livestream tickets are being managed from Brecon - full details of which may also be found on the website.

To see poster, click here

The Leo Richardson gig at the Riverside Arts Centre which was scheduled for the same night as the European Cup Final (Scroll down to 23rd June) was postponed (unsurprisingly) through lack of support.

It will now take place on Tuesday 3rd August.

 

An invitation to Sunbury and Halliford businesses to register for a lunch with Business Secretary and MP for Spelthorne, Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng and at which the Deputy Chief Executive for Surrey CC will also be present on 30th July has been forwarded to LOSRA by Buddhi Weerasinghe, our recently elected county councillor.

The following notice has been received from the Senior Planning Officer at Spelthorne Council. Needless to say, support for the cycle/footbridge from Sunbury to Walton would fall within the remit of this consultation, so please take this additional opportunity to make your views known.

"We are writing to resident associations in Spelthorne to introduce some new work that is underway to plan where streets in Spelthorne could be improved to make it safe and comfortable for everyone to walk and cycle, and more inviting places to be when spending time outside.

"Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council are working with Atkins, a specialist firm, to develop a Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan (GOV.UK pdf) for our borough.

"It is vitally important that improvements reflect the needs of our community, so we would like to work with resident associations and other community groups whilst developing this plan.

"At this stage, we would like to invite residents and resident associations to submit suggestions on where walking and cycling can be improved in your neighbourhood through our dedicated website:

Discover Surrey LCWIP to Have Your Say – Commonplace

"We have received a number of suggestions already, and have previously received a large volume of suggestions when we trialled this online feedback map last year. To those who have already submitted suggestions – thank you! All of these comments are currently being reviewed. The map remains open for new comments and will be reviewed by those working on the project as the plan progresses.

"Suggestions will be used to help identify areas in the borough where investment could most usefully be directed. Later in the process, having identified these areas, we will invite the residents associations for these areas to more detailed discussions on improvements that could be made in their area."

Kind regards

Hannah Bridges MRTPI

Senior Planning Officer (Strategic Planning)

There will be an extra live jazz event at Riverside Arts Centre on Tuesday 13th July.

It’s one of Terry Collie's ‘My Life in Music’ series but for the first time Mood Indigo Events are opening it up to a live audience as well as putting it out on Livestream.

The audience in the room will be invited to ask questions at the end of the talk part on the night which will be followed by a duo concert.

The guest will be guitarist Jim Mullen who has played at the RAC with the Terence Collie Trio in the past. As one of the most soulful and subtly virtuosic players this country has ever produced, Jim Mullen has recorded and toured with the very best, also carving his own place in jazz-funk history as a founding member of the Morrissey-Mullen Band.

For further details, click here

Monday, 28 June 2021 08:19

Lendy Memorial Booklet Now Available

It was just over a year ago that the exhibition of the Lendy Memorial in the Walled Garden was made the subject of a controversy by an unsolicited commentariat questioning the rectitude of its continued public display. (See previous articles of 17th June, 22nd June,17th August 2020 and 19th January 2021).

At the conclusion of discussions with the Council and all interested parties, it was finally, and with universal approval, agreed that the Memorial should remain where it is. Our past Chairman, Alan Doyle, kindly undertook to write about the history of the Lendy brothers and to make his work freely available at the Embroidery Gallery. The resulting booklet is co-authored by Nick Pollard, the historian who many will know as the Chairman of Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society.

To read the booklet online, click here

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