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.
Our Facebook Page
Sharing Our Streets
- Hemdean House School Garage Sale this Saturday, selling surplus items of school equipment, with all proceeds being used to the benefit of the junior school, including: School Desk & Chairs, Tables, (Comfy) Chairs, Books, Text Books, Filing Cabinets, Cabinets, Lockers, Clocks, Science Equipment, PE Equipment and loads of other Bits and Pieces. Free Entry. 10am - 4pm, Hemdean House School, Hemdean Road, Caversham, Berkshire RG4 7SD
- Proposed plans for 270 homes near Emmer Green
On Saturday September 3rd, our local councillors’ surgery will be a ‘walking ‘ surgery round the areas most affected by the proposed development off Peppard Road.
Their route will include Tower Close, Marchwood Avenue, Phillimore Road and Cherry Close.
This will take place between 10.30 and 12 noon.
- Community-led appraisal of St Peter Conservation Area
Following input from Historic England, a Community-led appraisal is to look at St Peter’s Conservation Area.
If you have an interest in preserving and enhancing the Conservation Area, please come along to the
Launch Event (with drinks and cake!) on Saturday 16 July at 4pm at St Peter’s Church, Caversham to learn more and give your views. Those interested are most welcome to join us in walking the area and recording what makes it special.
If you would like to participate but cannot attend on 16 July, please let us know.
DO COME AND JOIN US
You can read about the background and explore some of source material here
- Future location of the Heights Primary School
A community newsletter has now been issued here with details of public exhibitions on 21 and 22 March. It explains how local people can express their views and gives a broad indication of where the school could be located on the playing fields.
- 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
- Woodcote Way Post Office - your thoughts on the proposed move
- 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