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    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 2018 are now payable.

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Sunbury Regatta Chairman's statement:

I look forward to welcoming you all to the 2017 Sunbury Amateur Regatta on 12th August 2017.

This year will be the 140th year that the Regatta has been held. I do hope that you will enjoy yourselves watching the skiff, punting and dongola races, wandering around the stalls and the taking part in the entertainment on the lawn.

As the evening begins, please stay on the island to watch the final of Has Sunbury Got Talent, listen to live music, watch the illuminated sail past and our famous fireworks.

Everything that makes the Regatta the day it is, is the result of the hard work of a dedicated set of volunteers who give up their spare time to plan, build and run the Regatta each year and that planning is already underway. 

The agenda of the Regatta is:

0900 - Racing starts
1100 - Gates open
1200 - Bar opens
1830 - Final of Has Sunbury Got Talent
2100 - Illuminated sail past by the Mid Terms Yacht Club
2130 - Fireworks

We are always looking for new committee members to help run the Regatta and helpers on the day, Please contact us via our website  if you would like to help continue the largest family day out in the Sunbury calendar.

http://www.sunburyregatta.com/

Monday, 31 July 2017 07:50

Police Notice

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There has been a number of burglaries in  Sunbury-on-Thames lately

We would like to remind all residents of a few simple steps to prevent burglary and protect your home

Criminals look for a number of signs to detect an empty home. How can you protect your property from intruders?

Make your home secure

There are a variety of ways to make your home more secure for the future. While some security measures can be expensive, there are other things you can do that cost much less:

  • Leave lights or a radio on when you go out.
  • Break up packaging for electrical goods (TVs, laptops etc) and put it all in your recycling box. Leaving it outside will alert a burglar to your new purchase.
  • Keep ladders out of sight.
  • Don’t leave accessible windows open at night.
  • Don’t leave side gates open and make sure they’re secure.
  • Check that all doors and windows are properly closed and locked even if you are just 'popping out' for a short time.


If you need to Report a Crime

Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if the crime is happening right now.

To report non-emergency crime:

Online - Visit report.police.uk

TextPhone - 18000

  • This is a new service. We are gathering feedback and making regular improvements.
  • If the crime happened in Surrey or Sussex you can report it using our new online service
  • All reports are reviewed by the police and, if necessary, we'll respond by email or phone within 24 hours
  • You will need to provide an email address or phone number.


Report anonymously - CrimeStoppers are an independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes. They run an anonymous 0800 555 111 phone number that you can call to pass on information about crime. Alternatively people can pass them information anonymously via their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club on Friday 4th August is a very special occasion as it marks the welcome return of the brilliant Texan blues guitarist, singer, harmonica player and songwriter HAMILTON LOOMIS, who visited the Club five years ago - this is first time since then that we have been able to secure a gig on his annual UK tour. 

Hamilton was a protégé of the legendary blues artist Bo Diddley and appeared on stage with him as well as performing on his albums. He is a sensational performer, and his ‘live’ show is something to behold.

Guitar Player magazine wrote if him: “If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the centre of it.”, and he is one of the young artists at the forefront of bringing blues-based American music into the 21st century and redefining it for a contemporary audience.

His album “Ain’t Just Temporary” reached No. 7 in Billboard’s Blues Chart. His band features Armando Aussenac (drums, background vocals) and Fabian Hernandez (saxes, keyboards, background vocals).  It will be a stunning evening.

There’s full information about him at www.hamiltonloomis.com and loads of ‘live’ videos on www.youtube.com

Tickets are £10.00 and are available in advance from the Cricket Club bar or contact Paul Watts at the e-mail address below.

For more info e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07976 334482

Sunbury Cricket Club, Lower Hampton Rd. Sunbury TW16 5PS 

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Following the recent news item on a failed parking company at Gatwick Airport you may find the following tips useful for ensuring secure airport parking:

  • Choose an airport approved operator for Meet & Greet
  • Choose police-approved Park Mark Award car parks
  • Ensure the price is not too good to be true
  • Check out user reviews
  • Ensure the company has a physical address, not just a registered office (look on the website)
  • Pay by credit card for extra protection, as any damage to your vehicle may not be covered by your insurance
Friday, 21 July 2017 09:38

Congratulations Shepperton!

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Shepperton named UK’s most courteous town

It’s official, Shepperton townsfolk are the politest people in the country.

Officials from the National Campaign for Courtesy have announced Shepperton as ‘Top Town for 2017’ after scouring the country for towns which demonstrate the charity’s commitment to good manners, respect for others, courtesy to all and rejection of anti-social behaviour.

Established in 1986, the National Campaign for Courtesy works to encourage us all to be more friendly, considerate and respectful of each other and our environment. Previous award winners include Skipton, Epsom, Shrewsbury and Ilfracombe.

Local councillor Cllr Robin Sider BEM who nominated Shepperton for the award explained why he thought the town deserved to be recognised: “When I made the nomination I submitted everything I knew about Shepperton, it ambience and its community, and how friendly and courteous all our shopkeepers are. You can imagine how thrilled I am about this; it reflects everything that is good about our shops, our residents, our history, our Village Fair and Big Tree Night, not to mention the welcome everyone receives when visiting Shepperton.”

The Top Town award will be presented at a ceremony in October.

For more details about the National Campaign for Courtesy visit www.campaignforcourtesy.org.uk

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Spelthorne Borough Council is delighted to announce that the Sunbury Walled Garden and Sunbury Park have been awarded Green Flag status.

The parks are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

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. Free music concerts are being held in the Walled Garden during July and August – visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/music for details.

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