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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 2019 are now payable.

Monday, 06 November 2017 09:32

Dementia Friends Champion

Christopher Gurdev is a dementia friends champion for the area. His role involves meeting various people in the area and trying to  encourage people to support those living with dementia.

It is possible to live well with dementia and his role is to give tips and tools on how to provide that support.

He will be holding two information sessions in Sunbury to which all are welcome.

Both sessions will be held at St. Saviours Church on Vicarage Road on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 8th November at 12:45
  • Wednesday 6th December at 12:30

Gilad Atzmon is a British Jazz artist and, as a multi-instrumentalist, he plays saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments . His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He was described by John Lewis at the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” Atzmon tours extensively around the world. His albums, of which he has recorded fifteen to date, often explore political themes and the music of the Middle East.

As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys. In 2014 he recorded with Pink Floyd and is featured on their last album The Endless River (Anisina).

On Sunday, 19th November he will be appearing at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street in a tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker and will be supported by Terence Collie – piano; Paul Michael – bass; Ted Carasco - drums

Time: 7.30pm, entrance £12 or £9 via website: www.moodindigoevents.co.uk

Hawkedale Primary School is a mainstream, state-funded junior school for boys and girls in Stratton Road, Sunbury

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. It is a rewarding role and no previous experience is necessary. However, in order to be an effective governor there is a requirement to attend training sessions in order to learn about current educational developments and practices.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one and governors meet three times a term to discuss a number of topics, all that fit within the three core functions of a governing body:

  • Approving the budget and overseeing the financial performance of the school to make sure money is well spent
  • Appointing and holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

If you are interested in supporting our school by making one of the most valuable and worthwhile contributions to the education of young people , or would like to know more, please contact Mrs Katie Butler, Chair of Governors, on tel: 01932 789412 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gaming machines including those in betting shops and licensed premises are regulated by the Gambling Act 2005.

On 31 October, the Government published a consultation about:

  • maximum stakes and prizes that should be allowed for all gaming machines;
  • how many gaming machines should be allowed in all licensed premises;
  • what further social responsibility measures should be put in place to minimise the risk of gambling harm

To view consultation, click here

The consultation will close on 23 January 2018, following which the Government will consider its final proposals.

A standard is, by definition, something set up and established by authority as a rule; and is therefore immutable. Nevertheless, and on the heels of another misconceived application at 126 Green Street (scroll down to article of 16th October) we find that another developer is choosing to ignore the parking standards defined in local planning law – this time at Inglewood Hall. (Planning Application 17/01400/FUL).

The existing property lies just north of the junction with Nursery Road and opposite St. Ignatius School. For full details of the application, click here.

It will be seen that the developer proposes a mere four parking spaces which is woefully short of the eleven which would be required under existing planning law. He also ignores policy which requires the impact on highway safety from potential on-street parking to be considered; and the need to make adequate and convenient provision for disabled parking.

Representations may be made online using the link above and should be submitted by 6th November. To see objection by this Association, click here.

Now that the cricket season is over, regular Sunday lunchtime jazz presentations are beginning again at Sunbury Cricket Club in Lower Hampton Road. At all of these, a lunch menu is available from around 12.30pm. with the bar opening at noon, and the music gets under way about 1pm. For more info e-mail pThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sun. 5th Nov. 1pm £7.50

To kick off the new season of events we welcome back one of the UK’s top tenor saxophonists, Simon Spillett, a leading exponent of the music of Tubby Hayes, and his shows are always exciting and entertaining. Simon is a multi-award winning English jazz tenor saxophonist.

He has won the BBC Jazz Awards Rising Star (2007), Jazz Journal's Critics' Choice album of the Year (2009), the British Jazz Awards Top Tenor Saxophonist (2011), the Services to British Jazz award (2016).

In 2017, he has been leading his own quartet featuring pianist John Critchinson, bassist Alec Dankworth and drummer Clark Tracey, as well as appearing with bands led by other leaders including the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra. He also works as a guest soloist at jazz venues across the UK. His many club and festival appearances include sold-out gigs at Ronnie Scott's and The Brecon Jazz Festival, and he has made several appearances leading his own group on BBC Radio Three. In October 2016, Spillett was appointed as a Patron of the Jazz Centre UK, joining fellow patrons Sir Michael Parkinson, Dame Cleo Laine, Van Morrison, Paul Jones (of Manfred Mann) and Jools Holland.
There’s more info at www.simonspillett.com and lots of video if you search Simon Spillett at www.youtube.com

For this event, his quartet features:

Ted Beament (piano): Best known from his lengthy tenure Humphrey Lyttelton’s band, Ted is also a bandleader and composer in his own right. He has worked with leading US jazz stars such as Sonny Stitt, Joe Newman and Scott Hamilton.

Chris Dodd (bass): Former member of the bands of trumpeter Dick Pearce and tenorist Don Weller, Chris’ hard swinging, inventive playing is regularly heard in a variety of line ups at Ronnie Scott's.

Buster Birch (drums): One of the most versatile drummers on the UK jazz scene, his music cover everything from fusion to free improvisation. As well as being a respected instrumentalist, Buster is a well-known jazz educator, and has recently assembled the show 'Buster plays Buster' with his quartet providing a live jazz soundtrack Buster Keaton silent movies. A truly unclassifiable talent!

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