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    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means 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.

With reference to the article posted here on 6th May, we have received this further email from the Rotary Club:

Further to the invitation below we have been advised that a few people have had difficulty using online banking to pay for their tickets to this event. 

The information we provided was:

Barclays Bank, Walton-on-Thames
Account name: Shepperton & Sunbury Rotary Club
Sort code: 20-90-56
Account number: 70793930
Reference: your surname and, if possible, add “75th Dinner”

It seems in some cases the bank isn't verifying our bank account unless the account name is written in the following specific format - ‘Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury’.

Also, in case you haven’t dealt with the Holiday Inn, we’ve had to set a deadline of May 17th for responses in order that we can then comply with their deadline just a few days later. All numbers we give are then a firm commitment which is why we must ensure we have bookings by the date we have set.

We’re really hoping bring local organisations together to celebrate our lovely local area and all the voluntary work done. Also just to say, proceeds raised on the night will be used to support local charities especially Homestart, Purple Angels,  White Lodge and my President’s charity Thames Sailability.

Those who have been following the saga of the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) being proposed for Green Belt land in Sunbury will recall LOSRA’s update article from 19 March on our concerns around Spelthorne BC’s assessment that the application did not require the provision of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Since then a number of new documents have appeared on the application website. These include not just a new EIA Screening Assessment by SBC, but also a ‘PDAS Update Note’ and a ‘Response to Residents Associations’ by the Applicant. SBC has also posted an intriguing consultee response dated 12 February from the Surrey Fire & Rescue Service.

The Standard Consultation Expiry Date was also extended, to the 3 rd May, but we understand that comments will continue to be accepted until the application is decided.
We have also recently had confirmation that the BESS application (24/00017/FUL) has been called in by one of the ward councillors and will therefore be going to a SBC Planning Committee meeting in due course. It is of course only right that this unprecedented (for SBC, at least) scheme should be fully understood and assessed by councillors of the several wards that would be adversely affected by such a very large industrial installation on Green Belt land.

In the meantime we have studied the new documents noted above. As LOSRA we will be posting our comments onto the SBC planning website and we would encourage other residents who feel strongly about this proposal to do likewise, even if they are one of the 271 objectors out of the 278 who have previously submitted comments.

LOSRA’s latest views are included in an article that can be found here

The President of our local Rotary Club has asked LOSRA to announce its 75th Anniversary Celebration and we are to happy oblige.

"We hope that you will join us for our 75th Anniversary Charity Dinner on Saturday 28 June 2024 from 6.30pm until 11.30pm in ‘Storyboard’ at Holiday Inn, Felix Lane, Shepperton, TW17 8NP."

For poster and details, click here

The link for booking: https://forms.office.com/r/Mbvg6VwCLH



Monday, 29 April 2024 09:31

Lower Sunbury Hedgehog Project

The Lower Sunbury Hedgehog Project is a campaign initiated by the Lower Sunbury Residents Association in partnership with Friends of Sunbury Park and Spelthorne Borough Council. Our aim is to arrest the decline in our local hedgehog population and if possible improve their numbers.

Hedgehogs are in danger across the UK – the population has declined drastically through loss and fragmentation of habitat, and our situation is no different. We see very few hedgehogs these days compared to 20 years ago. We can all help.

Please read on here

You can access the Project via this QR code which will take you to the Facebook page:

Nine Aberdeen Angus returned to Sunbury Park last week as part of the successful conservation grazing regime.

They help control invasive grassland species and make way for a diversity of wildflowers.

They’ll be there until October/November.

Monday, 08 April 2024 08:47

Jump 66 Return to the SCC on 12th April

The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Friday 12th April and features the welcome return of JUMP 66, who have done a couple of fabulous, fun rocking shows for the Club in recent years.

Now sporting a beefed-up six-piece line-up, they play a distinctive good-time mix of retro rhythm & blues, early soul, jumping swing and infectious ska Led by former Commitments member Rhod Davies, they now include the charismatic front man Paul Kissaun (ex-Flying Pickets) and keyboardist Pete Saunders (ex-Dexy’s Midnight Runners).

They regularly appear at the Swanage Blues festival, Wolverton Folk & Blues Festival and the Ealing Blues Festival, and there’s info, music, photos and gig list at www.jump66blues.com.

They’re guaranteed to deliver a fun, rocking night to bring our winter season of Music Nights to a close - this is the Club's last Music Night before they shut down for the cricket season during the summer, so get along and make the most of it.

It's £10.00 on the door payable by cash or card. Hot food will be available as usual from about 6.30pm, and the band will be on stage at 8.30pm or a bit later.

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