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.

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View of Caversham Bridge and the River

View of Caversham Bridge and the River

Click here to access the Caversham Heritage Map Leaflet

**Latest**

  • Second set of proposals on Caversham Bus Routes
    In response to a large volume of responses to the initial proposals, Reading Buses have produced a second set of proposals and extended the deadline for responses to 10 November 2017.
  • Draft appraisal of St Peters Conservation Area published
  • Residential development planning application for up to 245 residential dwellings CADRA submitted this response to both South Oxfordshire DC and Reading BC. It appears that SODC will continue to accept comments to 20 January 2017. RBC are to consider the application at the Planning Applications Committee 11 January 2017. The recommendation is that South Oxfordshire District Council be informed that Reading Borough Council OBJECTS to the application. http://www.reading.gov.uk/media/6576/Item14/pdf/Item14.pdf
  • St. Martin's planning update: Hermes have now applied for permission to carry out the work in phases.
  • Updates on Arthur Clark/Albert Road site - see our planning page
  • Further consultation on reduction and changes to Library Services - see our news page
  • Reading Abbey Revealed Project has been awarded a grant of £1.77 Million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) - see pdf
  • 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.
  • The process for requesting a Local Council
  • See the Planning Page for the latest:  Monthly Planning List
  • To see what's been added recently visit our:  News Page
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