• 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
  • View Our Newletters

    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.

2017 saw The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery’s coming of age as an art gallery in its own right following the sensational 10th anniversary exhibition and celebrations of 2016.

With 6 stunning exhibitions (including a selection of works from the world renowned Diana Springall Collection), 9 workshops, 2 talks and the annual community art project with Manor Mead and Walton Leigh which produced an art-piece worthy of the National Gallery, the Sunbury Gallery continued to provide the community with world class art exhibitions in addition to the best homemade fare to be found anywhere in the south of England.

Keeping up the momentum, our programme for 2018 promises to keep our visitors coming back with 5 exciting exhibitions in the first half of the year featuring both returning and first-time artists.

To download programme, click here

From feedback received by the Association, it would seem that many patients may still be unaware of the new system for booking appointments at the Sunbury Health Centre (implemented on 28th November 2016). Importantly, there is absolutely no requirement for patients to queue up in the early morning in order to see a doctor on the same day.

To view the easy-to-follow chart, click here

Just in case there's any chance of post-holiday depression taking hold, let's start 2018 as we mean to go on with news of the first Sunbury Cricket Club Music Night of the year on Friday 12th January, when the Club welcomes back THE TREMBLING WILBURYS.

It's a couple of years since they first played at the Club and gave us a great show, so we're delighted to be able to bring them back. They are not only one of the very best tribute bands on the circuit, playing a comprehensive repertoire of Travelling Wilburys' songs, but they also offer a veritable cavalcade of rock cameos, as a top-class seven-piece line-up performs Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne repertoire as well, and it makes for a thoroughly entertaining evening.

The band includes Dzal Martin on guitar, originally with No Dice and now also with Terry Reid and The Equals, as well as the uncanny George Harrison persona of Glen Knowler, and Dave Collison recapturing Roy Orbison in startling fashion. They perform at high-profile venues around the country, and it will be a top quality show to kick the new year off in style.

There's full information at www.tremblingwilburys.co.uk

Unfortunately, the Club's caterers are away in January, and we will not be able to offer food on this occasion - many apologies for that.

 Event details: Friday 12 January 8.30pm. £10 on the door.

Sunbury Cricket Club, Lower Hampton Road, TW16 5PS  

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:50

Jim Mullen to appear at the RAC on 7th January

From co-leading Morrisey-Mullen in the seventies to his current groups, Jim Mullen has remained an irreplaceable, central, popular figure in British jazz. Mullen has won many British music awards including "Best Guitar" in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 and 2000).

On Sunday 7th January he will be appearing at the Riverside Arts Centre, 59, Thames Street with The Terence Collie trio featuring: Terence Collie – piano; Richard Sadler – bass; Paul Cavaciuti – drums

Doors 7.30pm 

Entrance £12 on the door or £9 in advance via website: www.moodindigoevents.co.uk

The Chairman and Committee extend to all our readers our best wishes for a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year and, with it, an appeal for help.

The seasonal newsletters distributed by our army of volunteers are an important medium of communication which has endured since the Association’s foundation 44 years ago and, from our feedback, are a much valued source of information about local concerns. From time to time, due to retirements or volunteers moving out of the area, it’s necessary to appeal for new recruits.

The following streets/roads are those for which volunteers are urgently sought: Allen Road & Close, Claremont Avenue (total 77); Belgravia Road & Crescent, Kempton Avenue & Court, The Chase (total 113); Nettlefold Place, Willow Way, Park Road (total 87); Homewaters, Springfield Grove, Heathlands (total 44).

Even if you are unable to volunteer for any of these locations but would like to put your name forward for our reserve list we would be most grateful. Please get in touch with our Secretary, Colleen Cuthbert who would love to hear from you on: colleen.cuthbert@btinternet. com or by phone to 01932 783606.

Whilst on the subject of newsletters, many residents will have noticed that our Autumn edition was not delivered this year. That edition has been delayed until the end of this month as the revision of the Council’s Plan including the Green Belt Review was not available to us in time for an autumn delivery; so keep an eye out for a delivery at the end of this month!

There is a special free charity ‘live’ music event at Sunbury Cricket Club on Thursday 28th December at 8pm, in aid of the local Shooting Star Chase charity. This features two excellent local ‘live’ bands – The Marshall Taylor Band and KT66, both playing rock and pop covers.

Admission is free but donations during the evening in aid of The Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice charity would be welcome and much appreciated. The bar will be open as normal.

This is not one of the Cricket Club’s regular Music Night promotions, but the bands are close associates of the Music Nights.

 There is more information about the bands, along a short medley of live tracks at:

Marshall Taylor Band:  https://www.facebook.com/themarshalltaylorband/app/2405167945/

KT66: https://www.facebook.com/KT66Band/app/2405167945/

Hopefully, many people will be having a week off between Christmas and New Year, and this will be an opportunity for a relaxed and entertaining night out between the main festivities in support of a very worthwhile local charity.

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