Exhibition of proposals for redeveloping 71-73 Caversham Rd for housing

14 July 2019

There is a public exhibition about the proposals for redeveloping the retail warehouse at 71-73 Caversham Road,  into homes. Exhibition Details (3-7pm on the 24 July Greyfriars church)

RBC Policy Committee agenda and webcast links - Mon. 15th July. Includes submission for a boundary review for two extra councillors

11 July 2019

Meeting agenda and link to the webcast.

RBC Planning Applications Committee meeting agenda Wed. 17th July

11 July 2019

Meeting  agenda 

North Reading Neighbourhood Police Monthly Newsletter

13 June 2019

Latest monthly newsletter covering current issues.

Local events websites

10 June 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.

Reading Borough Council - Things to do 

Choose Caversham - Events 

South Oxfordshire District Council - Events 

Latest Monthly Roundup

6 June 2019

June 2019

Current Planning Applications

6 June 2019

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.

CADRA 2019 AGM 11 June - Chair's Report & Accounts

5 June 2019

The CADRA AGM takes place on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 7.30pm in Thameside School Hall, Harley Rd, Caversham. The agenda, including links to the formal documents, is as follows:

1. Minutes of 2018 AGM
2. Chairman’s Annual Report 
3. Treasurer’s Report - 2018-19 Accounts
4. Election of Committee
5. Any Other Business (items advised in advance only)

Following the AGM, we are delighted that Tom Asbridge from Queen Mary University of London has agreed to speak. Tom is the author of the well respected book, “The Greatest Knight” and has presented a number of TV programmes about William Marshal.

Licensing Comments

30 May 2019

These are license applications CADRA has commented on:

113402 Prosecco in the Park Objection May 2019

112861 Tea Party objection Feb 2019

Environment Agency flood risk plans

15 April 2019

The Environment Agency‘s (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.

Keep Emmer Green (KEG) campaign news

5 February 2019

KEG, the Emmer Green campaign group, set up following the announcement that Reading Golf Club intend to sell their land off Kidmore End Road, have published their latest newsletter.

KEG newlsetter  KEG Campaign

Caversham Images

14 January 2019

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: info@cadra.org.uk

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

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 Services Guide to a range of RBC and other support groups

11 January 2019

Reading Services Guide (Covering: carers support, family, youth, a community directory, disabled children and young people's register. Includes services not just provided by RBC)

RBC consultation - Public health services

3 December 2018

Reading Borough Council is consulting on the provision of public health services over the next two years, to ensure it focuses on the health and wellbeing issues that are most important to the people of Reading. A report on the response will be presented to the Council’s Policy Committee on 18th February 2019.

The consultation runs until Sunday 6th January 2019 and comments can be made via this link: Consultation

There will also be a Public Consultation event on Tuesday 18th December, from 10:30 am to 12:30pm, at Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS.

RBC has said that: "Continuing to provide public health services which support healthy, independent living, such as stop smoking, healthy weight support, school nursing and sexual health services, is becoming increasingly challenging for the Council. Government funding for Reading will have been reduced from nearly £55 million between 2010 and 2020, leaving the Council with a grant of under £3 million. The Council is reviewing how it uses the funding to make sure it is as efficient as possible and addresses the priority health issues for Reading. The Council is considering providing some public health support in different ways in future. This could include:

  • Combining support to lead healthier lifestyles in several ways – for example, one service to help people quit smoking, eat well, be physically active and in good emotional health;
  • Opportunities to offer more people support to help themselves by providing services digitally;
  • Strengthening partnership working to commission services delivered with other organisations.

In order to inform the decision taken for Reading’s Public Health Budget for 2019/20 and 2020/21, the Council would like to hear from residents, organisations and partners on the approach to supporting health and wellbeing, and the proposed changes to how the funding is used. This will help the Council to focus on what areas are most important to the people of Reading."

Maples Wellbeing Centre (Rivermead) Supported day service for older people

3 December 2018

The Maples Wellbeing Centre based at Rivermead, offers a fully supported day service for anyone who lives in the Reading and Greater Reading area, who requires support to take part in social and leisure activities. 

Their aim is to provide a high quality community based service to meet individual needs of older people including those living with dementia.