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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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Readers will recall the application to demolish the bungalow at 126 Manor Lane at the junction with Green Street and the absurdly ambitious application to develop 9 flats on the same site. Very sensibly, and under the weight of local opposition, the application was withdrawn by the developer before it could be determined by the Local Planning Authority (see article of 15th May 2017).

It’s typical that when a plan, for whatever reason, fails to go ahead, the developer will come up with a more modest proposal in the hope that local residents will feel grateful for any concessions made. It is also well known that developers rely on ‘campaign fatigue’ as fewer people will take the trouble to make representations on second or subsequent applications.

This Association is not a reflexive naysayer, recognising, as we do, that the vast majority of single dwelling development applications imply improvements not only for their owners but in the local housing stock generally. However, we will not hesitate to oppose inappropriate schemes; and the application to replace the bungalow with 7 x 2 bedroom flats together with a mere 7 parking spaces is a conspicuous example of over-development.

The closing date for making representations is shown as 18th October but late submissions will be accepted for a week or two beyond that date as the developer failed to submit an important document at the time of making the application. Giving your views online could not be easier and we urge you to do so by visiting: my.spelthorne.gov.uk/planningpublisher.aspx?requesttype=parsetemplate& template=DCSearch.tmplt and quote planning reference: 17/01483/FUL.

The submission by this Association may be viewed by clicking here

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Described as “a small jewel of bewilderment and regret” by the London Sunday Times, the play, Getting On, is set in the 1970s and focuses on George and Polly Oliver.  He is a British Labour MP who feels tethered in a time of change.  He casts a world-weary eye over his marriage (his second) to Polly, social position (unsatisfactory) and life in general. 

It’s brimful of wry comedy and bittersweet moments, like Polly’s summing-up of her husband: “He’s a socialist but he doesn’t like people”.

Venue: Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, Sunbury.

Dates and times: 8pm – 10pm on 12th – 14th October

Entrance: £10

Box Office: 07505 206757

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NHS North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group is hosting two public information meetings to update local residents following the fire at Weybridge Community Hospital in July.

These meetings are intended to update local residents on progress so far (particularly relating to the relocation of the two GP practices, the pharmacy and some community services back to the Weybridge Hospital site in temporary accommodation) and our plans to engage local residents on the future shape/design of the health and care facility in Weybridge.

NHS North West Surrey CCG will also be joined by colleagues from NHS Property Services, CSH Surrey and other partners.

The meetings are taking place on Tuesday 17 October at:

Venue:  The Weybridge Centre for the Community   Churchfield Place, Off Churchfield Road   Weybridge  KT13 8BD

Times:   2.00 - 3.30 pm   7.30 - 9.00 pm

These two meetings will follow the same format and are being offered at two different times to allow for those who work during the day.  Both are open to all.  It would be helpful if you could let us know if you are intending to come along to give us an idea of numbers by calling 01372 232400, emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or textphone on 07880 091328

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The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Saturday 28th October and features the stunning rock band NEVER THE BRIDE. This notice is being published a bit further ahead of the date than normal, as those who are aiming to come will almost certainly want to book in advance since advance booking offers a substantial discount on the door price, and as it’s also open to the band’s regular fans, there’s a chance it will sell out ahead of the date.

This event is actually being promoted by the band themselves – Nikki Lambourn, their lead singer, always likes to do a special gig on her birthday and asked if they could do it at the Club on this particular Saturday, rather than our normal Friday shows. They are a band the Club were looking to book anyway, so they were very happy to accommodate them and help promote it as part of our Music Night programme.

They are a sensational ‘live’ band, and Radio 2’s Bob Harris reckons they are “one of the best live bands in Britain”, while Roger Daltrey of The Who says Nikki’s got the “best rock voice since Janis Joplin”. It is guaranteed to be a hugely entertaining evening. There’s full information and lots of video and music at www.neverthebride.com.

As it’s their promotion, they are looking after all the ticketing arrangements, but the Club has arranged that recipients of their publicity can get a £2.50 discount off the normal price for booking in advance, which is £15.00. You can book in advance by going to www.neverthebride.eventbrite. co.uk and using the Promotional Code 250off in order to get the discounted price. Everyone who comes on the night without booking in advance will pay £18.00.

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Spelthorne’s Community Safety Partnership is holding a public meeting on Tuesday 10 October to let residents know about the work being undertaken by the Police, Council and other local agencies to tackle crime and disorder.

The meeting is being held from 7pm-8.30pm in the Chamber at the Council Offices in Knowle Green and features presentations from Surrey Police and Spelthorne Borough Council, followed by a question and answer session where residents can raise any local concerns.

For more details about the meeting, please contact the Community Safety team - email community.safety@spelthorne. gov.uk or call 01784 446322.

Spelthorne’s Community Safety Partnership is made up of the following members:

  • Surrey Police
  • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Spelthorne Borough Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Surrey Fire Authority
  • North-West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Surrey & Sussex Probation Service
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The Council is offering residents the opportunity to take up a half-price subscription to join this year's garden waste collection service from 1 October for £26.

The collection is fortnightly and will last until the end of March 2018 (please note, there is no service for 6 weeks during the Christmas period and January).

For more details or to join visit our garden waste page at https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/gwform or call the Customer Services team on 01784 451499.

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