• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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    We invite anybody interested in the issues facing Lower Sunbury to subscribe Read More
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    View Our Newletters

    You can find all the recent LOSRA Newsletter available to download Read More
  • 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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The next Music Night falls on Friday 7th July when the Cricket Club welcomes BIG STEAM. Most of the members of Big Steam are familiar faces at the Club as they were formerly in The Others, the R&B band which was formed at Hampton Grammar School in the 60s, and were signed to the Fontana label, also taking over as the house band at Richmond’s Crawdaddy Club in the wake of the Rolling Stones and Yardbirds. They re-formed a few years ago and have done some excellent gigs at the Club.

They have undergone one or two changes over the last year or so, the main one being the addition of another former Hampton School contemporary, lead guitarist and singer Tim Staffel, who boasts a fascinating musical heritage, in that he was a member of the group Smile, the first group formed by Brian May of Queen when he was at Imperial College, with Roger Taylor, and which recorded briefly for the Mercury label. It was Tim who introduced Freddie Mercury to the band before he left to join Humpy Bong, although one of Tim’s songs, co-written with Brian, was on Queen’s first album.

As a result of Tim’s arrival, the musical profile has broadened from its hard-edged R&B base to include some original material, and having made their debut at last summer’s Ealing Blues Festival, they had done a couple of mini-tours in Europe in the last couple of months, so it promises to be an interesting and entertaining evening.

Food will be available as usual, and tickets for next month’s Hamilton Loomis gig will be on sale.

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The Riverside Arts Centre in Thames Street is fast becoming an established venue for monthly Sunday night jazz. Mood Indigo Events, the organisers, is a not-for-profit partnership set up and run by Janet McCunn and Terence Collie to put on and promote high quality jazz events in South West London.

On Sunday, 9th July the RAC will host a tribute to the great American saxophonist, Dexter Gordon featuring:

  • Paul Young – saxophone
  • Terence Collie – piano
  • Paul Michael – bass
  • Ted Carrasco – drums

Go to: moodindigoevents.co.uk/riverside-arts-jazz.html

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Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Association exists to foster artistic taste and to promote the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts amongst those people living in Sunbury, Shepperton and surrounding areas.

Run entirely by unpaid volunteers SSAA has pleasure in promoting its annual Arts Festival from 15th – 23rd July.

For full details of the very varied programme of events, click here: http://www.ssaa-arts.org/

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Having fought a long battle to maintain this Centre for the benefit of Sunbury Residents, we are delighted to forward this invitation to our website:

“Come and join us at the friendly Benwell centre for our summer fete, featuring various stalls, our line dancers will be performing and weather permitting BBQ and Pimms. We are raising money for our social funds to continue with events, parties and outings. We want to help combat loneliness and isolation.

“Benwell Centre is based within Mitchison Court, with easy access from Sunbury Station or by bus routes, 216, 235, 555, 557 and all have stops close by.

Benwell Centre, Downside, Sunbury-On-Thames, TW16  6RT 01932-784232

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For more information about the Benwell Centre and its programme of activities, visit: https://spelthorne.gov.uk/ benwellcentre

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Situated on the Lower Hampton Road, Thames Court, the HQ of the Salvation Army, is one of those local landmarks which has aroused the curiosity of residents over the years.

We are now invited to an open afternoon at these impressive premises between 1pm – 4pm on Saturday 1st July with a musical programme provided by the Staines Salvation Army band. All are welcome.

For poster, click here

Monday, 26 June 2017 08:26

Chairman's Report to LOSRA 2017 AGM

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Despite falling on the hottest June day on record, our AGM attracted a large number of existing and new members. Unfortunately, due to the parliamentary debate on the Queen’s speech our guest speaker, Kwasi Kwateng MP, was unable to attend. This in no way detracted from a very informative evening with presentations by the Environment Agency to update us on the Thames Flood Relief Scheme; and by Colin Squire on the birth and history of his family’s garden centres.

As is customary, Our Chairman, Paul Thompson opened the AGM with his report. To view, click here

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