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    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means 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 2019 are now payable.

Dear colleague,

We are writing to update you on a change to the urgent care facilities at St Peter’s Hospital.  From today - 1 November 2018 - the current Urgent Care Centre (UCC) has become a GP-led Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC). UTCs are being rolled out nationally, in line with best practice, and St Peter’s Hospital is in the first wave of Trusts to transition over to this new model.

The UTC is housed in the same building as the current UCC and operated by Greenbrook Healthcare.  The UTC model aims to standardise a confusing range of options for patients – e.g. walk-in centres, urgent care centres, minor injury units - and simplify the system so patients know where to go and are clear which services are on offer where.

The first point of contact for anyone requiring out-of-hours urgent care should remain NHS 111, who will be able to book appointments in the UTC if required. The UTC is staffed by GPs and experienced Emergency Nurse Practitioners, who are equipped to diagnose and deal with many of the most common ailments people attend A&E for. This will ease pressure in A&E by ‘ring fencing’ staff in the main A&E department to see and treat the most serious cases.

Benefits for patients

  • Longer opening hours – 8am – 2am every day
  • Pre-booked, same day and walk-in appointments available (via NHS 111)
  • Ability to see and treat paediatric patients of any age as well adults
  • Able to issue prescriptions
  • Has direct access to other advice and services including mental health
  • Range of diagnostic services available

For further information about the UTC at St Peter’s Hospital please see the attached FAQs. We will also be producing an information leaflet for patients that will shortly be published on the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital website.

If you would like to become more involved in the wider work taking place across North West Surrey to shape out of hospital care please visit The Big Picture web page.

Kind regards

Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tom Smerdon, Director of Operations (Unplanned Care), Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Charlotte Canniff – Clinical Chair, NHS North West Surrey CCG

Karen Thorburn – Managing Director, NHS North West Surrey CCG

The following changes are proposed to the CRC service:

1. Permanently closing a number of smaller, less effective CRCs, whilst increasing the opening hours at some CRCs.

2. Introducing a charge to dispose of construction wood and roofing felt.

3. Increasing the cost of disposing of items we already charge for.

4. Charging an annual application fee for van, pickup and trailer permits.

Please have your say on these proposals by completing the survey in the 'Have your say' link at the bottom of this page.

This consultation closes at 11:59 PM on Friday 4 January 2019.

Click here for the survey

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 08:36

Spelthorne Local Plan Update

LoSRA has received the following self-explanatory email from the Strategic Planning Manager for Spelthorne Council:

We hope you have seen recent updates on our website on the new Local Plan. We have just published our Issues and Options consultation response document [433kb], where you can view the summary responses to our first consultation that we carried out in May and June 2018. If you have registered on our consultation portal at https://consult.spelthorne.gov.uk you can also log in to view the responses in full.

We have updated our Local Development Scheme 2017-2021 [479kb] with a revised timetable to take account of the additional work the Strategic Planning Team is undertaking in order to respond to the Heathrow Expansion proposals. As a result, we are now intending to hold our next public consultation on Preferred Options in Summer 2019.

During the period from now until our next consultation, the team is busy continuing to produce evidence and developing options for the new Local Plan. Part of this evidence includes a Stage 2 Green Belt Assessment, which will be assessing smaller parcels of land already reviewed at Stage 1 Spelthorne Green Belt Assessment Report [8Mb]. The methodology for Stage 2 was subject to consultation in July/August 2018 and is available to view: Green Belt Assessment - Stage 2 Methodology [596kb].

We will be publishing the Stage 2 assessment and other relevant evidence when we carry out our next public consultation in Summer 2019. This will ensure it can be considered in the context of the new Local Plan as a whole and the options we consult on. We will decide on a suitable length of consultation beyond the usual 6 weeks that allows for all the documents to be read and digested by all our residents and stakeholders.

Ann Biggs
Strategic Planning Manager

LoSRA has been approached by Nuffield Health (formerly Virgin Active) with the offer of a free open week for residents of Lower Sunbury at their premises located at The Avenue, Sunbury-On-Thames TW16 5EQ:


Monday 19th November – Sunday 25th November

To give the Lower Sunbury Residents a chance to experience our great facility, we are offering you a FREE 1-week membership this November!

Our facilities include;

  • A newly renovated gymnasium with a cardiovascular area, free weights area and large functional & athletic zones.
  • Clinically qualified Personal Trainers, Physiotherapists and Nutritionist
  • 3 exercise studios for Holistic, Cardiovascular and Spin classes.
  • 120+ classes per week including Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Spin Cycle, and many of the Les Mills classes such as Body Pump, Body combat etc.
  • Relaxation facilities including a Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi.
  • Adult only facilities as well as family swim time
  • Car park on site
  • Friendly and helpful staff with a friendly club atmosphere
  • Children’s Pool.
  • Restaurant and Costa Cafe.

Whether you want to relax in the sauna or steam room, have a swim, a workout or take part in one of our classes we think there is something here for everyone and feel free to invite a friend or partner to join you. In order to claim this offer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November’s Riverside Arts Jazz concert features guitarist Alfie Carroll playing the compositions of Pat Metheny.

Alfie Carroll - guitar
Terence Collie - piano
Dave Jones - bass
Gary Willcox - drums

Venue: Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street.

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

Time: 7.45pm

Click here to see poster of the event

The Main Reception Area at the Council Offices, Knowle Green will be undergoing some refurbishment between Monday 22 October and Friday 16 November 2018. This part of the building will be closed and will not be accessible to members of the public during this period. The Temporary Reception will have a General Enquiries Counter which will deal with Council Tax, Business Rates, Planning + Microfiche, Building Control, Environmental Health, Licensing and Leisure. This counter should also be used for Surrey County Council (Adult Social Care) matters or for Surrey Action for Carers, One to One, Age UK Surrey and CREST Cancer Support. 

The Temporary Reception will also have a Housing Counter which will deal with Housing Benefits or Housing Options / homelessness queries.

If you have a pre-arranged meeting with a member of staff or Councillor, then you should approach the General Enquiries Counter in the West Wing, unless you have been provided with alternative instructions.

Visitor parking (+ disabled spaces) will remain available at the front of the building and at the West Wing end of the building.

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