10 November 2019
10 November 2019
The agenda for the Reading Borough Council's Traffic Management Sub-Committee meeting on Thursday. 14 November.
7 November 2019
These are local organisations that provide a list of some forthcoming events. It is by no means comprehensive, but they are local and have a genuine interest in the local cummunity.
The new What's On in Reading website replaces the existing Reading Arts and Venues. The big difference is that groups other than RBC related are able to add their events to the programme (after some training).
Reading Borough Council - Things to do
Choose Caversham - Events
South Oxfordshire District Council - Events
There are also other organsisations which we think mught be of interest to our members:
Concerts in Caversham regularly put on "high quality concerts brought to you by some of the most talented musicians in the country".
6 November 2019
CADRA maintains a summary of the significant local planning applications and appeals which is updated each month. Each application listed provides a direct link the RBC website where plans can be seen and comments sent on line. Links to the Planning Inspectorate show progress on appeals. Applications in South Oxfordshire which are significant and close to the border with Reading are also listed.
31 October 2019
The agenda for the full the Council meeting on Monday 4 November, includes an item on the Local Government Boundaries Commission for England's review of ward boundary changes. The Council has proposed four wards for Caversham, each with three councillors. However, most of one ward (Thames) is south of the river and includes parts of lower Caversham in it. There is a proposed ward boundary map, which shows of the proposed boundaries. The Council meeting can streamed live as a webcast.
28 October 2019
If you missed the Gaol Hug on 13 October, here is an excellent collection of photos and videos shown on the Reading Civic Society website.
20 October 2019
Neighbourhood Watch have developed Toolkits, which provide advice and guidance, not only about preventing common crimes and nuisance, but also other risks, such as: scams, domestic abuse, combating loneliness etc.
12 October 2019
Ayo Sokal, the Caversham councillor, has organised a ‘ Flood Risk Awareness and Climate Adaption Event’ on Tuesday 19 November at 6.30pm in the Civic Offices. The event has been organised to provide information about flood risk to residents of Caversham. It includes a talk about flood risk, resilience and climate change adaption.
The guest speaker is Chris Beales, Chair of Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP). Chris is a Hydrologist with over 20 years of experience. In his role as chair of RCCP he is leading the partnership through a period of growth and developing stronger links with communities and businesses across the town in order to focus on climate change in light of ever-more regular extreme weather events.
8 October 2019
The survey ask residents their views about issues such as crime and disorder and other local issues, to help identify priorities across Reading. The Safer Neighbourhood Forums are required to consult on priorities with a community safety focus every 2 years. To complete the survey follow this link: Safety Survey. It closes on the 15 November.
8 October 2019
A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) deals with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. It was introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
If you witness anti-social behaviour taking place, you can report it to Thames Valley Police or Reading Borough Council.
This leaflet explains what the PSPO covers and how to report an incident : PSPO Leaflet
See also our section Reporting Crime and Nuisance, for more information.
27 September 2019
Aviva the developer has released outline proposals for a complete redevelopment of the area from TGI Fridays to the Range, with between 750-950 apartments, as well as offices, shops, cafes and some public servicies. Subject to planning permission, the work will not start for a few years, as the existing leases end. The development will be phased over many years, depending on the market conditions and needs.
12 September 2019
11 September 2019
The CADRA Autumn meeting will be a talk entitled "The Changing Face of Reading".
We are pleased to welcome: Richard Bennett, Chair of Reading Civic Society, and Mark Worringham, Head of Planning Policy, Reading Borough Council.
The meeting is on Tuesday 12 November at 7.45pm in Thameside School Hall, Harley Rd, Caversham.
12 August 2019
RBC are forming their transport strategy to 2036 and have begun a public consultation,which includes drop-in sessions around Reading and an on-line consultation. There is a drop-in session at Church House, Church St, Caversham, RG4 8AX this Thursday, 15 Aug 2019 from 15:00 to 19:00.
27 July 2019
An article in Thames Tap, the property website, has proposals for redeveloping the old Drews retail warehouse at 71-73 Caversham Road, into a seven storey block of apartments. More details may be available via: email@example.com or 020 3900 3676.