7 February 2020
Reading residents are being asked to comment on draft changes to the make-up of wards across the Borough, that are proposed by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBC ).
A 10-week consultation on the recommendations has been launched and runs until 13 April: LGBC Ward Boundary Changes Consultation. The Council's has also issued a Press Release. This follows the proposals agreed by the Council, in November 2019.
6 February 2020
Reading Golf Club are holding an Engagement Event about their development plans. Next Tuesday 11 February 4pm- 8pm, at their club house, 17 Kidmore End Road, Reading RG4 8SQ.
30 January 2020
The Environment Agency will be holding drop-in sessions locally from the end of February, where they will show their latest design for reducing the flood risk to homes in north Reading and Lower Caversham. The drop-in schedule and what they want to achieve from them are in their February Newsletter.
19 January 2020
We use photos, pictures and maps of Caversham on the web site, to help us tell a story. If you have interesting images you would like to share, please email them with a description to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a selection of images we have that you might enjoy:
The Thames looking upstream from Caversham Bridge (Provided by Haslams Surveyors)
Church St from Church Rd towards Priory Ave, early 1900's
15 January 2020
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.
14 January 2020
13 January 2020
12 January 2020
The EA proposals for large-scale flood prevention works on both sides of the river, but particularly on the Caversham side, will have a big impact on the riverside environment, especially through tree loss and the excavation of a very large channel across part of Christchurch Meadows. We are in touch with the EA and supporting the excellent work of the recently-formed Campaign for a Better Flood Alleviation Scheme (CABFAS), who among other things are focused on limiting immediate damage from the EA’s site investigation works. The following drawing show how the scheme would impact Christchurch Meadows. For details go to: EA Information Page.
Prior to this, the EA undertook a public consultation in July 2018 and published their analysis in the Consultation Response Report. This was followed by a newsletter in November 2018 and then a ‘drop in’ event in December 2018, where comments invited.
9 January 2020
21 November 2019
Stuart King, who carved the sign has repaired and repainted it. The sign commemorates the Golden Jubilee of H M Queen Elizabeth II, in 2002 and was designed and commissioned by CADRA . To find out more about the sign read: The Caversham Village Sign
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".
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.