Covid-19 Local Resources Updates

23 May 2020

These sections of our Covid-19 page that have recently been updated/added to:

Organisations accepting donations you might consider

Shopping - Paying shoppers

Local Food Deliveries

Supermarket Opening Hours and Priority Times

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.

Current Planning Applications

14 May 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.

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.

HM Government Latest Guidance

13 May 2020

The Government's latest guidance on Staying Alert and Safe.

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.

Healthwatch Reading New Advice

2 May 2020

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

They also produce regular newsletters on local health issues.

Chazey Barn in The Warren - Urgent Works Underway

29 April 2020

Following the announcement that a contractor has started work on the Grade I listed Chazey Court Barn, at the far end of The Warren in Caversham, Reading Civic Society and CADRA have jointly commented in this Press Release.  Whilst the work being undertaken is minimal it is vital to prevent any further deterioration.

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Nomination

16 April 2020

CADRA has been shortlisted for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation – the MBE for volunteer groups. Winners of the 2020 award are expected to be announced later this year, but we feel honoured to have been put forward by the Lord Lieutenant and to have reached this stage. This is the certificate we were awarded for our nomination.

Pharmacy News

10 April 2020

Here is some information about local pharmacies, that may help.

Boots, Church Street open 10-12 and 1-4.

Rowlands Pharmacy, Balmore Park Surgey - open 10am -1pm and 2pm to 5pm (as at 3 April 2020)

Markands Pharmacy, Henley Road - open 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am to 3pm Saturday. Occasional lunchtime closures as necessary.


Non-Food Shops

9 April 2020

Caversham Homecrafts, Church Street are operating a One in One Out in their shop. Telephone orders can be collected at the back - Tel. no. 0118 947 2011

The Government has advice on which businesses can stay open

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team Have Your Say Meetings

17 March 2020

The North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team have cancelled upcoming Have Your Say Meetings, because of the coronavirus advice. When we have more information, we will let you know. Currently, the meetings web site does not reflect the changes.

All residents are welcome to attend the meetings to discuss any crime related issues or concerns you may have.