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The 2011 Census figures tell us that, within Spelthorne, all population groups have increased; the only exception being the vital 25 – 49 demographic which shows a ½ % reduction. For any community to survive and thrive it’s essential that there is more provision for families and the homes to accommodate them. We start 2013 with a number of significant developments in which ample provision is being made and it can only be hoped that by the next census in 2021, we will witness an increase in this very important age group. Please sign up to receive our regular e-bulletins by leaving your details via the Contact LOSRA Menu. Also, 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 2013 are now payable and may be made via the Paypal facility.
The 'Rotten Boroughs' section of Today's edition of Private Eye puts the spotlight on Surrey County Council's obstinate refusal to back down over the installation of an incinerator at the Charlton Lane Community Recycling Centre; this, despite huge opposition both from local residents and Spelthorne Borough Council.
Private Eye has a circulation of around 0.25 million with a readership of perhaps double that, including members of the media, members of Parliament and, of course, the Surrey electorate. To view the article, click here
Quite apart from the now proven health-damaging implications associated with incinerators which are situated near centres of population, a key concern of this Association is, and has always been, the safety both of visitors to the proposed 'Eco Park', its employees and residents living in the vicinity. A LOSRA Committee member who has been very active in pursuing this particular concern has again written to the Health and Safety Executive and his letter may be viewed by clicking here
Many apologies to those of you who were delayed in the Staines Road West traffic on Saturday. The march, supported by LOSRA (see article of 23rd November), was a further demonstration of the opposition to the proposed cuts to our fire services. Already, through the consultation process, eleven Borough-wide residents' associations, three packed consultation meetings and every local councillor has come out against the cuts. At a political level, the Leader, and the Council as a whole, have voted against the cuts. It now remains to be seen whether Surrey County Council take note of the strength of opposition and consign this ill-conceived proposal to the waste bin.
This Association is mature enough to understand that cuts to services are a necessary fact of life especially in these straitened times but we hold to the view that the risks associated with these proposals (see article of 13th September) outweigh any possible advantage to the County's balance sheet.
All residents will by now have read our autumn 2013 newsletter. If not, you may access it by clicking on the Newsletters button at the top of the Home Page. One of the items in particular relates to Sunbury Health Centre and concerns over the levels of service provided. If you have experienced difficulties in obtaining an appointment with the doctor, or time, of your choosing, you may wish to click on the following link. It's a very short survey and will take only a few moments to complete.
The following email has been received from the Assistant Director, Environment at Surrey County Council:
"I’m writing to let you know that work begins at Charlton Lane this week to improve the site entrance and access road into the community recycling centre. These improvements will separate community recycling centre traffic from the HGVs using the site’s transfer station and reduce the likelihood of queuing on the road at peak times. They are separate to the Eco Park proposals.
"In December the contractors will set up site offices for the team working on the improvements and build an acoustic fence around the house near to the site entrance. This will take place in a different part of the site to the community recycling centre so we don’t anticipate any disruption to customers.
"The improvement works themselves will begin in the new year and are due to be complete by the end of February. The community recycling centre will remain open throughout these works with some temporary changes to the access. These will be clearly signposted, with staff on hand to help and any disruption to customers will be kept to a minimum. If you have any questions about the works, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Assistant Director - Environment
Surrey County Council
Tel: 020 8541 9479
Fax: 020 8541 9521
The final Music Night of the year is on Friday week, the 13th December, when the Club welcomes back The Beat Legends for another rollicking night of wall-to-wall Mersey Era classics. They gave us a great show last year, and a fun party night with plenty of dancing can be guaranteed.
Yanni, the group's leader, is a Liverpool native whose band The Seftons were regulars at The Cavern - they played there when the venue re-opened in 1967. The band are really slick and professional and will be reeling off the '60s hits in fine style. If you enjoyed the '60s All Stars, you will love them. Do come and make it a real kick-off to the party season.
The latest TS Alert warns that customers of NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster should be wary of phishing emails as fraudsters may take advantage of the banks recent computer glitch.
On a more seasonal note, warnings are circulating on Facebook about a “Christmas Tree” app that will infect and crash computers if you download it.
To view the full alert, click here
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Many thanks to Billy Rice for his video montage of Lower Sunbury
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