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.
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The following link takes you to a petition to connect Sunbury to the city centre with more affordable travel costs. Many people commute from Sunbury into London and despite being much closer to the city centre than many other zone 6 stations, they are forced to incur far greater travel costs due to being one station stop outside the Oyster network.
Trains going through Sunbury also only go to either London Waterloo or two stops further out to Shepperton. Therefore it seems illogical for it to remain outside the Oyster network.
If you agree and wish to add your name to the petition, click here
Do you have a spare room? Do you think you might have the skills to support a young person?
The Homelessness Prevention Service are looking for volunteer hosts who have a spare room and could offer it as a safe respite place to stay for a few nights to a young person aged 16-21. This period of respite will allow family mediation to take place in order to support them to return home or into other types of accommodation.
You will receive full extensive training, guidance and ongoing support to help you in this role. Out of pocket expenses would be paid including a nightly allowance for Hosts to cover the cost of food and utilities.
The Homelessness Prevention Service is interested in people from our diverse community to support our young people across Surrey. If you are interested in joining this new and exciting project they would like to hear from you.
A malware campaign simulating a fake email alert from City of London Police and scams involving Amazon UK customers are among the topics published in the the most recent circular from Trading Standards. It was also predicted that the recently announced Facebook 'Dislike' button would attract scammers. It seems that the prediction was justified....
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Spelthorne Borough Council is relaunching its mobile app on Monday 28 September to make it easier for residents to contact the Council and find out about local services.
Updated with a new look and feel and clearer navigation, the free app can be downloaded to any smart phone or tablet and allows residents to access a range of the most frequently used Council services at a time that suits them best. The app includes:
The Spelthorne app allows residents to access Council services whilst on the move – no need to make phone calls, log on to the website or have internet access. Residents can report problems such as dog fouling and graffiti directly to the Council, with the facility to attach a photograph and location marker.
The app can be downloaded from Monday 28 September from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store and residents who download the app before 23 October have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win an iPhone.
Spelthorne Neighbourhood Watch has been shortlisted for a grant of £500 from the Skipton Building Society for their good work. Of the 3,000 organizations which applied we have reached the final shortlist & have a 50% chance of being selected.The decision is down to the public who are invited to vote on the Skipton Building Society website using this link.
Anyone can vote. You just need to go to the bottom of the page, enter your email address, tick the box so that you receive no communications & click on VOTE. (The email address is to prevent you voting more than once.) The closing date for voting is 8th October. Please ask all your family & friends to vote too. SNW have no funding so could use the money for street signs, stickers or crime prevention measures such as CCTV cameras etc. If all our 12,000 members vote, plus their family & friends we have a good chance of winning.
The Shepperton Players have great pleasure in bringing their production of The White Carnation to the Riverside Arts Centre on the 8th, 9th & 10th October
The play by R.C.Sherriff and directed by Emma Dow depicts Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all – a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual Christmas party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known...
Writing in the Sunday Times, the critic Harold Hobson called the original production of the play "extremely and touchingly human".
Performances commence at 8pm. Tickets £10 from the box office 07505 206757, or on the door subject to availability. Website: sheppertonplayers.org.uk.