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  • 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 2024 are now payable.

A planning application submitted by the Council to extend a housing development in Sunbury is now open for comments.

The proposal is to extend an existing development at Benwell House on Green Street in Sunbury-on-Thames by adding 11 one-bedroom 24 two-bedroom privately rented apartments with thirty five additional parking spaces.

To view the Design & Access Statement, click here

For further information, click here

We were delighted to host a full auditorium including our six councillors from Sunbury East and Halliford & Sunbury West at the Riverside Arts Centre for our AGM on 21st June.

The presentation by Rebecca Kendrick on the Thames Landscape Strategy, was the highlight of the evening and was received with much applause.

A comprehensive summary of the the last year's activities and achievements were covered in the Chairman's address which can be viewed here

The minutes of the AGM may be viewed here

Guitarist and composer Tim Rose began working professionally in 1995 whilst still at college.

Since this time he has played with many artists including Toyah Willcox, Gerry Marsden, Dave Dee, Mike d’Abo, Mike Pender, Roger Whittaker, Matt Monro Junior, Shaun Williamson, Ron Moody, Brian Conley, Bradley Walsh, The Nolans, Robin Cousins, Al Martino, PJ Proby, Gerard Kenny, David Essex, Carol Decker, Cheryl Baker, Jimmy Osmond, Paul Potts, Beverley Knight and Randy Brecker. In 2013 and 2014 Tim toured with Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole. Tim has also performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra a number of times. TV appearances include the ‘Bond 50th Anniversary Concert’ with The Philharmonia and ‘David Walliams celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey’ on BBC One.

Tim works extensively in London’s West End having played on some 15 shows including Footloose, Saturday Night Fever, Evita, Jersey Boys, Betty Blue Eyes, Priscilla, Shrek, Thriller Live, Beautiful, Kinky Boots, The Bodyguard, Memphis, Wicked, Book of Mormon and Grease on which he held the guitar chair for three and a half years.

In November 2016 Tim released his first solo album, ‘Outlook’ on Pathway Records. All Compositions are written by Tim and feature Paul Booth, Graeme Flowers, Dave Whitford, Chris Wong, John Humphrey and Ryan Farmery. Other projects Tim has been involved with include a guitar duo with Andy Phillip playing instrumental interpretations of songs by the singer songwriters of the 1970s and jazz fusion quartet Ragin' Hormones (featuring Steve Richardson, Richard Beesley and Seb Guard). This ensemble produced an album in 2005 called 'How it Starts'.

Tim will be performing with Graeme Flowers on trumpet and the Terence Collie Trio at the Riverside Arts Centre on Sunday 9th July.

For further details, click here

This notice is a brief reminder that the Annual General Meeting of our Association will take place at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, this coming Wednesday, 21st June at 8pm.

To see the agenda and details of the guest speaker, scroll down to our notice of 30th May.

The following notice has been published by the Chairman of London Irish Amateur RFC:

"Following the difficult and unfortunate news that our cousins the London Irish professional team have been suspended by the RFU from the premiership, the Executive committee of London Irish Amateur Rugby Football club (LIARFC) would like to remind members that we are a separate independent member of the RFU and therefore our own position is unaffected by this suspension.

"We continue to work with the pros over the management of Hazelwood and remain confident that we will be back for pre-season training in July and playing rugby at Hazelwood at the start of the new season in September.

"We would be grateful if you could assist in promoting this message and we will provide further updates as the situation unfolds.This is a difficult and unsettling time for all those involved with the professional club, and we remain hopeful for a speedy conclusion to the proposed takeover discussions.

"Our best wishes go out to all the players and staff members.

Yours in Rugby"
Kevin Flynn
Chairman – London Irish Amateur RFC

A report in The Times on 10th June gives a historical perspective and the current state of affairs for the professional Club:

"A considerable amount of public money is tied up in the three Premiership Rugby clubs who have gone into administration in the last year. Wasps, Worcester and London Irish all took loans of millions of pounds from the government, ostensibly to tide them over during the Covid pandemic, so there is some uncertainty over whether it will be paid back.

"London Irish, who filed for administration on Thursday, took a £8.2 million loan in 2021 from Sport England – effectively from the Government – at an interest rate of 2 per cent.

"It doesn’t look great, however, that London Irish Holdings Ltd’s most recent accounts show that their total owed to creditors is more than £37 million but the club’s assets only amount to £19.8 million."

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