Healthwatch Reading

3 April 2020

The Latest News from Healthwatch Reading outlines changes for Pharmacies, GPs and Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Which Magazine Current Advice

3 April 2020

The Which Magazine has published this latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. 

Local Grocery Suppliers Delivering

2 April 2020

Booking delivery slots with major supermarkets is proving difficult, but is evolving rapidly. An alternative may be to use smaller local suppliers who offer a range of goods and some also deliver. Here is the latest list: Shop/Delivery List

Council News

30 March 2020

  • Recycling centres closed.
  • Green bin collections suspended.
  • All Council Committees have been suspended. Decisions being taken by the chief executive and leader of the council.

  Full Details

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.

Current Planning Applications

11 March 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 Road & Pavement Resurfacing Programme Full List

11 March 2020

RBC has announced a £9 million investment in newly laid road surfaces, pavements and footpaths, over the next three years. These are links to a complete list of the programme: Minor Roads Resurfacing Programme,   Pavements,   Major Roads


Reading Borough Council has published their Local Transport Strategy for Consultation

6 March 2020

Reading Borough Council has published their Local Transport Strategy, which they describe as a key part of their plan to tackle the Climate Emergency and to help create a net zero carbon Reading by 2030. There is also an associated Press Release. A public consultation will run from the 23 march for 12 weeks.

Council Ward Boundary Changes Consultation

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.

Reading Golf Club Development Plans Engagement Event

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.

Environment Agency Flood Risk Design Drop-ins - February 2020 Newsletter

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


Caversham Images

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:

Here is a selection of images we have that you might enjoy:

Caversham Library







The Thames looking upstream from Caversham Bridge (Provided by Haslams Surveyors)



Christchurch Bridge


Church St from Church Rd towards Priory Ave, early 1900's







Reading Conservation Areas Advisory Committee Progress Summary Report

14 January 2020

CAAC have issued a summary of their progress to date - December 2019 Update.

Environment Agency flood risk plans - January 2020 Newsletter

12 January 2020

The Environment Agency‘s (EA) have issued their January 2020 Newsletter about their investigations into reducing flooding in Caversham. The backgound to their proposals follows:

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.

RBC Planning Applications Committee Meeting Agenda - Wednesday 15 January

9 January 2020