Archive News 2012

Reading Neighbourhood Network

06/12/2012

CADRA has joined the newly-formed Reading Neighbourhood Network (RNN)This is a link to an external website and will open in a new window, which is an umbrella organisation of residents and neighbourhood groups active across Reading.

New Official website for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley

22/11/2012

Following the vote on the 15th November, Anthony Stansfeld has been elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley. You can find more information about the role of the PCC from the official websiteThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window.

Important News on the Planning Frameworks for Reading and South Oxfordshire

15/11/2012

For a number of years Reading Borough Council has been consulting the public on the detailed policy framework for managing and protecting the built, and natural environment in the borough; CADRA has commented at each stage of consultation. » more

Bid to set up a new Primary School in the Caversham area - The Heights Primary

15/11/2012

As a result of the meeting held last Thursday 8th November, a parent group was formed to put in a bid to set up a new primary school for the Caversham Heights/Mapledurham area. The chosen name is: The Heights PrimaryThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window; anyone interested can contact them by email: info@theheightsprimary.co.uk, or visit their website and complete the online survey.

Let's Talk Education - help shape the Council’s plan to meet the demand for primary and secondary school places in Reading

12/11/2012

The closing date for the consultation has been extended to the 18th November 2012.
Go online to complete the survey. Let's Talk EducationThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window

Reading Museum - Reading at War Project

11/11/2012

Reading Museum is developing a programme of events and activities to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This will culminate in the "Reading at War" exhibition in the Summer of 2014. They have already started planning for the exhibition and have launched a Reading at War Flickr groupThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window where you can add pictures and stories about your own family’s experience of wartime in Reading.

King’s Meadow Baths site to be re-marketed

07/11/2012

On the 5th November 2012 RBC’s cabinet decided to re-market the site in the hopes of attracting an organisation with the funds to redevelop the Grade II-listed King’s Meadow Baths. The King’s Meadow Campaign intends to continue and is seeking public support. » more

New Meeting about School Places - Thursday 8th November 2012

07/11/2012

The subject of CADRA’s last open meeting, held in October, was “Planning More School Places”; the event was well attended and indicated the level of people’s feelings about the shortage of school places in the Caversham area.

A meeting has now been organised by parents interested in finding out how to set up a Free School in North Caversham. It starts at 7.30 pm at: The Grosvenor in Kidmore Road, Caversham and RBC officer Kevin McDaniel will be attending.

Earlier Free Travel for Pensioners

22/10/2012

Holders of English National Concessionary Travel Scheme cards can now travel free in the Reading urban area from 9am on weekdays. Concessionary Bus PassesThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window

RBC launch New 'Travel Reading Live' website

22/10/2012

RBC has updated its live travel information website, making it much easier to access live public transport and traffic information. You can check the status of local bus, road and rail services before leaving the house. Reading Travel LiveThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window

Let's Talk Education - help shape the Council’s plan to meet the demand for primary and secondary school places in Reading

11/10/2012

Reading Borough Council is exploring ways of increasing the number of school places across the borough to meet the level of demand forecast for the next ten years. They have scheduled a series of ‘Let’s Talk Education’ events around the town. All local residents are invited to make their views known; you do not have to be a parent. You can find details of the local meeting or complete an online survey on RBC’s website: Let's Talk EducationThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window
The closing date for this consultation is 7 November 2012.
Download the flyer This file is in PDF format and will open in a new window

Local Heritage Exhibition Booklet

10/10/2012

Due to its popularity, the booklet containing the material from all the heritage exhibitions has been reprinted and is now available from Word Play in Prospect Street, priced at £10.
info@wordplayshop.co.uk

Heritage Walks of Caversham 2012

12/09/2012

For this year's Heritage Open Days, CADRA and the Friends of Caversham Court Gardens joined together to lead Heritage Walks of Caversham. » more

Front Garden Parking

12/09/2012

Some useful guidance notes for householders wanting to pave over their front gardens or replace a driveway. » more

Election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley Region

21/08/2012

On Thursday 15 November 2012, there will be the first election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for the area covered by the TVP. For more information see RBC's websiteThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window

Planning for Reading Festival 2012

10/08/2012

Each year, with other local associations, CADRA meets the Reading Festival organisers to identify practical changes which could reduce problems locally. At our request, additional signs and marshals have been arranged to divert traffic leaving Mapledurham and heading north, to turn left to Oxford away from Caversham centre. We hope this will reduce the congestion on Monday as festival goers head home.
A letter to Residents is delivered to those nearest the site. This sets out the timetable and gives details of how to record concerns.

New Car Park Tariffs

06/08/2012

Revised car parking fees come into effect on Monday 6th August 2012. Press ReleaseThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window

The National Planning Policy Framework

28/07/2012

The National Planning Policy Framework was published in March 2012 and will bring significant changes to the planning process. » more

Caversham Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) launched

19/07/2012

A new scheme designed to crack down on alcohol-related anti-social behaviour and under-age drinking was launched in Caversham on Thursday 19th July. Press ReleaseThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window

Funding for a new pedestrian/cycle bridge

27/06/2012

RBC were awarded £20.7 million of their £24 million bid for ’green’ transport initiatives, designed to create an additional 7,200 daily bus trips, 12,050 daily walking trips and 2,300 daily cycle trips across the town and also cut congestion by up to 10%. Outline plans include a new pedestrian/cycle bridge across the Thames, expanded Park and Ride facilities in neighbouring boroughs and a bike hire scheme for Reading, along with a range of other initiatives. We await the details. Press ReleaseThis is a link to an external website and will open in a new window

Date announced for change of pink 22 route

11/06/2012

From Monday 2 July 2012 the pink 22 will no longer follow the current route along Hemdean Rd, but will be re-routed via Priest Hill (the previous route from pre-September 2011).

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