Healthwatch Reading New Advice

1 July 2020

Here are some of recent posts from Healthwatch Reading, which you may find helpful.

Healthwatch also produce regular newsletters on local health issues.

Reading Buses Changes from 6 July

30 June 2020

Reading Buses are making changes from Monday 6 July, which include the Caversham routes, where buses will no longer go via and stop at the Reading Station North Interchange. Other changes are because of the imminent introduction of the temporary one-way streets in Caversham.

Caversham School

28 June 2020

Environment Agency Flood Risk - June 2020 Newsletter

26 June 2020

The Environment Agency's have published their June 2020 Newsletter providing an update on plans to reduce the flood risk to homes in north Reading and Lower Caversham.


Coronavirus-Related Scams - How to protect yourself

18 June 2020

Neighbourhood Watch have provided this link to Action Frauds advice on Avoiding Coronavirus Related Scams.

Current Planning Applications

10 June 2020

Latest Planning Summary

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.

Council Rewilding Approach to Grass Cutting

4 June 2020

RBC have announced plans to adopt a new Rewilding approach to grass cutting: restoring, reclaiming and protecting natural habitats and native species.

The Reading Climate Change Partnership is currently consulting on the Reading Climate Emergency Strategy, which runs until 28 June. Within the ‘Nature’ theme of the strategy is a wide-ranging requirement to improve the urban environment for flora and fauna.

HM Government's Coronavirus Pages

1 June 2020

As well as the Government's Coronavirus Home Page, other pages of interest are Staying Alert and Safe and the Government's Recovery Strategy.

Covid-19 Local Resources Updates

31 May 2020

We have recently updated/added this information on our Covid-19 page:

The Workers's Education Association is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland. It's first volunteer-led branch was opened in Reading in 1904. Read how they are offering to Online ourses, on the RVA's website.

Organisations accepting donations you might consider

Shopping - Paying shoppers

Local Food Deliveries

Covid-19 - Council to Create More Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists

18 May 2020

The Council have announced plans to Create More Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists, to support the Government's guidance about getting to work.

In Caversham: Gosbrook Road will be one-way going west from Westfield Road, Westfield Road will be one-way going south and there will be cycle lanes on Reading Bridge.

CADRA have reviewed these proposals and have sent this Response to Policy Committee Councillors. Our key message is that: we support the changes and they must only be temporary, whilst the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Oxfordshire Local Transport and Connectivity Plan

14 May 2020

CADRA have responded to the Oxfordshire Local Transport and Connectivity Plan, with these Comments. The Counsultation closes on the 17 May.

Mapledurham Pavilion & Playing Fields

11 May 2020

RBC Latest Update 09 May 2020

Mapledurham Pavilion and Playing Fields Backgound

Caversham Tree Walk

5 May 2020

An idea for your daily exercise is a walk around some of Caversham's important trees. The Reading Tree Wardens have produced a leaflet with map of this and other tree walks in Reading.

RBC Local Transport Strategy for Consultation

4 May 2020

Reading Borough Council has opened their Transport Strategy 2036 Consultation and you have until the 30 August 2020 to complete its survey.  The detailed strategy documents you are being asked about are available on their Transport Strategy page. CADRA is currently reviewing these documents and will be providing feedback. The strategy makes some radical proposals, including three new Park and Ride sites north of Caversham, linked by an outer orbital route joining the Woodcote, Peppard and Henley Roads, and onto other Park and Rides south of the river, subject to the building of a third Thames bridge. The Council have issued an associated Press Release.