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In January 2020 Monica Chard, Founder and Publisher of the Village Matters magazines, was interviewed on Brooklands Radio. This followed the award for Best Business in Sunbury and runner up Best Business in Spelthorne in Autumn 2019.
Those of you who are keen readers of Shepperton Matters will have noticed that we made an appearance at Big Tree Night last month.
There was standing room only at the public meeting relating to the proposed development of the Stratton Road fields. Known locally as the horse fields, or less poetically, as site 32-o.
In the quest to reduce plastic, we were thrilled to hear about a local initiative called Boomerang Bags which has taken off in some local areas, but which has huge scope to spread.
Yes really. Sunbury has its own cinema. Not your regular sort of cinema, but a special one!
This month focuses on numerous public meetings regarding the Local Plan and protests mounted by residents against the loss of green belt. We also bring you some inspiration on sustainability issues including the idea of Boomerang Bags which have taken one corner of Surrey by storm. Could we do the same here and replace plastic bags in the village?
We bring you photos of the hugely successful Sunbury Christmas market and there are updates on our children’s safe crossing campaign and our view on allowing building on greenbelt land.
It may surprise readers to learn that the Spelthorne area was home to several automobile makers between the wars, including Lagonda, Tamplin and Atalanta at Staines, and Lammas at Sunbury.
We have carried several articles about the Community foodbank at St Saviours over the 3 years since it started. But it is only recently that I went to see for myself what an incredible asset this is to the community.
On behalf of the Friends of Sunbury Park, a really big thank you to everybody that turned out to help recently at the bramble bash and mulch laying. We had a fantastic group of people of all ages and, after splitting into two groups managed to achieve all the aims we wanted to achieve.