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    LOSRA's Aims

    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
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    Sunbury As It Was

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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 2017 are now payable.

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Get into the festive spirit with a free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie when you come to the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, on Sunday, 10th December to be entertained by sound of Blue Note.

Featuring top jazz musicians for which the RAC has rightfully earned a reputation over the last couple of years. Sunday’s Christmas Special will included: Jac Jones – saxophone; Paul Jordanous – trumpet; Terrence Collie – piano; Dave Jones – bass; Matt Skeaping – drums.

Doors: 7.30pm

Entrance £13 on the door or £10 via website: moodindigoevents.co.uk

Monday, 20 November 2017 12:04

Good and Bad News for Green Street

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Thanks to all those who submitted objections to the proposed development at 126 Green Street (see article of 16/10/17). The concerns of residents have resulted in the application being refused and are reflected in the grounds for the planning officer’s refusal:

“The proposed development by virtue of its design, siting and scale on this prominent corner location, would represent an overdevelopment of the site with a lack of car parking, amenity space and cramped layout. It would be positioned forward of the prevailing building line of adjacent sites and would appear visually obtrusive and out of keeping with the locality. It would not make a positive contribution to the street scene of Manor Lane and Green Street and would not preserve the setting of the neighbouring listed building at no. 124 Green Street, to the detriment of the character of the area. The development will therefore be contrary to Policies EN1 and EN5 of the Core Strategy and Policies DPD 2009 and the Supplementary Planning Document on the Design of Residential Extensions and New Residential Development”

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the re-development scheme proposed for Inglewood Hall which has just been approved (see article of 23/10/17).

Local residents will doubtless be dismayed by this decision, not least because the County Highways Authority did not support their concerns regarding the lack of parking spaces as specified by planning law.

Whilst too late for this application, the Association has nevertheless submitted a number of questions for written reply at the next Joint Area Committee (SCC & Spelthorne) on 6th December.

To see LOSRA’s submission, click here

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The Christmas market will once more come to Lower Sunbury this year on 7th December and will feature lots of stalls, gifts, carol singing with the Salvation Army and a Santa’s grotto. There will also be a community raffle with tickets on sale in Van Wonderen, Laura’s Hair salon, Tony’s Hairdressers and Skinners post office.

To see poster, click here

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The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club falls on Friday 24th November when the Club kicks off the festive season unusually early as they welcome back THE MERSEY LEGENDS. They normally do the Club’s last show before Christmas, but their availability and the Club availability didn't match in December, so they will be coming in November this year. It's Thanksgiving Day in the USA on the previous day, and Black Friday for the retail industry, so we can safely have an early Christmas rave-up.

The Mersey Legends are led by Yanni, born in Liverpool and who played at The Cavern with his band The Seftons in the heyday of the beat boom – the band were top of the bill when the Cavern re-opened in 1967. He has been true to his Liverpool roots ever since, creating a band and a brilliantly honed act specifically designed to celebrate the great sounds of the Mersey Era. As ever, we will be guaranteed a rip-roaring evening of wall-to-wall Mersey Era classics just like we’ve had for the last four years. There’s more info at www.themerseylegends.co.uk.

8.30pm,  £7.50 at the door. Food will be available as usual, so we look forward to seeing you. 

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Due to the imminent departure of its current incumbent, the RAC is looking for a volunteer replacement treasurer.

If you think you can help please get in touch with Peter Norgate at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01932 782788.

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This Association has received a number of emails from residents concerned with the recent upsurge in disorderly behaviour and criminal damage by youths on scooters and mopeds congregating in car parks and other public spaces within Lower Sunbury. Indeed, this phenomenon has also been reported in the most recent issue of Sunbury Matters: click to see.

Our local police who have been made aware of this problem and also the spike in residential burglaries are doing their best within their very limited resources. Indeed, The Police and Crime Commissioner, David Munro, has written to all MPs and Council Leaders in Surrey to seek their support in abolishing the current cap on the policing element of the council tax. In his letter, Mr Munro says “Like many forces up and down the country, Surrey Police are currently running at the limit of their capabilities at a time when demand on the service continues to grow.”

If you have concerns about your neighbourhood and would like to have your say, why not come to the Spelthorne Police and Partnership Meeting on 29th November at the Staines Community Centre.

For full details, click here

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