Wards & Councillors, North of the Thames
There are four Council Wards:
Caversham, Peppard and Thames Wards are all represented by three Councillors.
The smaller Ward, Mapledurham is currently represented by one Councillor.
Elections are held three years in every four except for Mapledurham Ward where elections are held one year in every four years.
You can find details of current Ward Councillors at http://beta.reading.gov.uk/councillorsbyward
Download a copy of the: Councillors poster for 2013-2014
Population Data from 2011 Census
The 2011 Census for population by Ward shows about 31,700 for the four Wards north of the river. The Borough as a whole is about 156,000.
The number of households north of the river is about 13,000, with about 63,000 in the Borough.
For more sources of information see http://beta.reading.gov.uk/boroughprofile
Local Council for Caversham
Following a question at the CADRA AGM on 12 May 2015 on the possibility of a Local Council for Caversham, we agreed to make further information available.
The first step in the process would be to petition Reading Borough Council to carry out a Community Governance Review (CGR). This requires signatures from 7.5% of the population within the defined area of Caversham. Guidance is available at: http://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/create-a-council
DCLG Guidance on Community Governance Reviews can be found at. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/8312/1527635.pdf
The update on the criteria for a petition can be found at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmdelreg/969/96904.htm
Heritage Walks of Caversham 2012
For this year's Heritage Open Days, CADRA and the Friends of Caversham Court Gardens joined together to lead Heritage Walks of Caversham. The route was based partly on the heritage map, which is to go up outside Caversham Library as part of the Caversham 100 Years On project. CADRA has been responsible for the research and coordination of the map, working with local artists and designers
Visitors began their tour on Caversham Bridge for a brief glimpse into some of the early history of Caversham manor and the growth of industry, commerce and leisure as the village expanded. From a site of pilgrimage to a tourist destination and now to a thriving urban centre, Caversham has developed through the ages and still has examples of architecture from the 12th century to the 21st.
There are many hidden gems to please the eye, and many characters who contributed to Caversham's history. The walks sought to draw attention to some of these and to build on the legacy of the Caversham 100 Years On project. Visitors ended their walk in Caversham Court Gardens for tea by the river and further insights into the history of the area with a tour of this recently-restored site.
It was originally planned to take two groups of fifteen people but as these booked up so quickly, an extra two groups were arranged and all four tours were fully booked. The groups included people from Caversham, Reading and across the world.
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Caversham Good Neighbours aims to provide support to those who need transport or other means of support, in the Caversham area.
Could you give a little time each month to this longstanding local service looking for drivers, people to staff the telephone in Church House, and people prepared to spend some time on a fairly regular basis with a few housebound residents?
Tel: 0118 948 3466