• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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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 2022 are now payable.

Spelthorne Borough Council has announced that, for the 11th year running, the Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery have been awarded Green Flag status.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

The historic Walled Garden in Sunbury Park was built in the early part of the 18th Century. Following years of neglect, Spelthorne Council embarked on a restoration project of the two-acre garden in 1985. Now home to over 200 varieties of clematis, this 'hidden gem' provides a tranquil spot all year round.

Michael Garrick MBE (30 May 1933 – 11 November 2011) was an English jazz pianist and composer; and a pioneer in mixing jazz with poetry recitations and in the use of jazz in large-scale choral works.

The 10th anniversary of his death will be celebrated by the Terry Collie Trio with guest, Nette Robinson at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street at 7.45pm on Sunday 7th November.

For poster and booking details, click here

 

The following email has been received from Liam Caplis, the Events Manager at London Irish Amateur RFC and will be of interest to pet owners living in the vicinity of the Club:

"We would like to inform you that the London Irish Amateur Club is holding a Fireworks Night at Hazelwood on Saturday 30th of October 2021. The event will run from 17.30pm to 9.00pm with the display planned to take place at TBD and will last for 10 minutes.

"We will make the local council, Police and Fires Services aware of the event and the precautions we have taken.

"The event is being run by volunteer parents from the Mini and Youth section in order to raise much needed funds for our amateur club.  It is aimed at the wider community and the bulk of tickets will be sold to young families from the local area.  Parking at Hazelwood is expected to be adequate for the number of people attending as it is highly likely that the majority are local and will walk. We hope that our event does not cause you inconvenience. If you have any questions then please contact me by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)."

Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:22

Call for Green Spaces - Have Your Say

The Council are seeking the assistance of local communities and others to put forward areas of green space, through a Call for Green Spaces process.

The purpose of this is to identify green spaces that could be considered suitable for designation as Local Green Space (LGS).

LGS is an additional layer of protection for green spaces, included in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and allows those that meet a set of criteria to be designated. The NPPF (2021) in paras 101-103 sets out the role of LGS:

For further information, please click here

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 08:38

Spelthorne Scoops Prestigious Award

Spelthorne Council's continued efforts to create a cleaner, greener and more colourful Borough were, once again, recognised at this year's prestigious South & South East in Bloom Award.

In particular, The ever-popular Sunbury Walled Garden, pictured, struck gold in the Small Park competition. This matches their successes from both 2019 and 2020.The judge commented on the Walled Garden, saying: "My first visit to Sunbury Walled Garden and how impressed I was [by the] amazing, beautiful, very attractive gardens, well maintained to a very high standard."

In addition, Sunbury, Ashford and Staines Cemeteries all picked up gold awards in the cemeteries category.

Monday, 27 September 2021 08:22

Surrey Neighbourhood Watch - Police Survey

The following self-explanatory email has been received from Surrey Neighbourhood Watch and we are pleased to publish it here:
 
Dear Surrey resident

Surrey Police have recently launched an external engagement survey programme where they are working to understand how to better engage with our communities. They have asked Neighbourhood Watch to distribute the link to the survey.
Here is a chance to have your say regarding Surrey Policing.

Their message is:

Surrey Police are asking for local residents to take part in a short survey about engagement. Would you mind sparing us 10 minutes please to complete a short survey? We want to make sure that you can get the right information from us when you want and need it, and that this information is put where you are most likely to see it. The survey is quick and easy to complete, taking no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Any information you provide is anonymous.


Regards
Martin Stilwell
Chair, Surrey NhW

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