• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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    We invite anybody interested in the issues facing Lower Sunbury to subscribe Read More
  • View Our Newletters

    View Our Newletters

    You can find all the recent LOSRA Newsletter available to download Read More
  • 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 2022 are now payable.

Wednesday, 03 November 2021 08:30

Remembrance Services 2021 - Sunday 14 November

The following notice has been circulated by the Council and we are pleased to reproduce it here:

Remembrance Sunday falls on 14 November in 2021 and is an opportunity for us to remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, and the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives because of conflict or terrorism.

Whilst we are delighted to see the return of wreath laying ceremonies at each of Spelthorne’s memorials this year. In view of the pandemic, they have been scaled back with the ambition that they will return to full capacity in November 2022.

Details of each of the events is available on the website: click here

Please note that the services may be impacted by changing Coronavirus precautions. Please check the latest situation 24 hours before the day.

Poppy Appeal

It has been another particularly difficult year for service charities with fundraising significantly down on previous years. As such we are keen to support This year's Poppy Appeal which launches on Thursday 28 October.

You can pick up your poppy at the Council offices at Knowle Green, at the check-out of all major supermarkets as well as online or at branches of Lloyds Bank and Santander.

Wednesday, 03 November 2021 08:28

Spelthorne Council - Budget Consultation

Spelthorne Borough Council is inviting people who live and work in the Borough to give their views on the proposals for the Council's 2022/2023 budget and beyond. All participants of this consultation will be entered into a prize draw to win a year's membership at Spelthorne or Sunbury Leisure Centre.

This is an opportunity for everyone who uses the Council's services to input into this important process and give their views on where they think Spelthorne should be focusing its resources. The aim is to plan future budgets that meet the needs of the community, protect key services and maintain financial stability during these challenging times.

The consultation asks for views on Spelthorne's financial strategy, key issues and options, proposed service provision and future Council Tax levels.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Lawrence Nichols, said: "This is an important opportunity for residents and businesses to help shape our budget and priorities for future years. We want to know if you agree with our spending plans and hear your views on the best way we can support everyone in our community. 

"There are huge pressures on the Council's finances, but we are committed to setting a balanced and sustainable budget which will protect the services on which residents and businesses rely." 

The consultation runs from 1 November - 28 November 2021. To take part visit https://spelthorne.inconsult.uk/

Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy of the consultation sent to you, email your postal address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01784 444260.

Monday, 01 November 2021 09:55

Nitrous Oxide - No Laughing Matter

Readers may remember that the Council conducted a public consultation regarding the posseession of nitrous oxide at the beginning of the year and was advertised on this site on 21st January.
 
The Council is now informing residents that a Public Space Protection Order is in effect which prohibits the possession of nitrous oxide within Spelthorne unless for lawful purposes i.e. catering.
 
Friday, 29 October 2021 09:15

Ferry Still Running this Weekend!

The article below (Tuesday 19th October) incorrectly referred to the closure of our first season of the Ferry Crossing.

For the final times this year, the ferry will in fact be running on 30-31 October between 10am and 4pm.

The service will then close until Easter 2022.

 

Monday, 25 October 2021 08:46

Half-Term fun in Spelthorne

The October half-term week is upon us and Spelthorne Council have a number of suggested activities in which residents with younger family members may like to take part.

For further details, go to: https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/20446/Half-Term-fun-in-Spelthorne

 
Tuesday, 19 October 2021 13:00

Season's Closing of the Ferry Service

Last Saturday brought to an end the first season of the very successful Sunbury to Walton ferry. An event was supposed to have taken place at the launching of the new ferry service back in July but as Covid restrictions made that impossible it seemed fitting to mark the end of our first season with a small celebration of the project's success.

Figures show that in the first 25 days of operation the ferry carried 6,331 passengers consisting of adults, children, bikes, pushchairs and dogs. This figure is all the more impressive when one considers that it rained on 13 of those days!

LOSRA Committee member Neil Huntingford, along with Simon Harris, directors of Sunbury Ferry Ltd, a not for profit community company, hosted the event and thanked all those who had made it possible:

  • Spelthorne Borough Council, especially their River Thames Task Group,
  • Surrey County Council
  • Lower Sunbury Residents' Association,
  • Middle Thames Yacht Club,
  • Halliford School,
  • Sunbury Matters,
  • The Riverside Arts Centre,
  • The Environment Agency,
  • Sassy Apron,
  • Daphne Clement who has immortalised the ferry in watercolours.

Speeches were made by Neil, Cllr. Vivienne Leighton, Chair of the River Thames Task Group, and the Mayor, Cllr. Ian Harvey. Special mention was reserved for the willing band of volunteer skippers and crew who have willingly given up their time to share their expertise and to learn new skills; and commit to running the service with professionalism, dedication and a ready smile despite the weather.

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