Sharing Our Streets
Our Facebook Page
Caversham and District Residents' Association
CADRA was established over 40 years ago and has become a widely respected voice for the community north of the river. Our aim is to "preserve and enhance the quality of life in Caversham and the surrounding District" or in other words that Caversham should always be:
‘a great place to live’
New members are warmly welcome — click here to join on-line
This website aims to provide a range of local information with quick links to the relevant detail on large official websites.
CADRA works closely with Reading Councillors and Officers, other local groups, the Police, local businesses and individuals and resolutely avoids party political bias.
We publish updates regularly on our Facebook page (which doesn't require a login to access)
- Open Meeting
The CADRA open meeting this autumn will be on the subject, "Energy Saving in the Home" and will take place 7.45 pm Wednesday 21 October at Caversham Baptist Centre. Read more on our events page
- Budget Cuts
Reading Borough Council needs to save a further £39 million over the next three years to 2019. Read more on our news page.
- Caversham Library
Among the savings proposed is a £600,000 saving for libraries. It is clear that this includes reductions and possible closures of local libraries. More information is available here.
- Extra care housing on the Arthur Clark/Albert Road site
New information on revised plans is available on our Planning page
- Announcement on a permanent location for The Heights Primary School
Letters between the EFA and Rob Wilson MP have set out the next steps.
Read more on our news page.
- The process for requesting a Local Council
- CADRA AGM - Presentation by Melanie O'Rourke (Interim Head of Adult Social Care)
- CADRA Chair's report 2014/15.
- Reading buses: Closure of Reading Bridge (18-31 May)
The priorities for the NAG and the Neighbourhood Police Team are based on local surveys undertaken every two years. The next survey takes place until 5 July 2015 https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=142978119448
More information at http://www.cadra.org.uk/safercaversham.php
South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2011 - 2031: Refined Options February 2015
South Oxfordshire District Council has produced Refined Options in response to the Issues and Scope consultation last year which looked at how the next quota of housing to be provided by 2031 could be located.
Option F, which was to locate 6,000 homes on the outskirts of Oxford and Reading, has been rejected.
- The planning application for three tall towers on the Coopers site has now been submitted
The application for the redevelopment of the St Martins Precinct has now been approved. The scheme will upgrade the precinct, which will link to a new public square - Caversham Square - and provide a larger Waitrose, a total of 40 flats, a cinema and improvements to the parking area. CADRA welcomes the regeneration and the new facilities, though we still have concerns about the effect on Church Street of some aspects of the design, especially the Pizza Express building, and the cut-back of the Holm Oak outside Costa.
- CADRA Exhibition, 'Caversham in WWI'
- See the Planning Page for the latest: Monthly Planning List
- To see what's been added recently visit our: News Page