11 August 2022
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.
1 August 2022
Neighbourhood Watch are recommending City Safe's website address (URL) checker.
We also have Other Advice about Avoiding on Scams
20 July 2022
In December 2021 the Environment Agency published a newsletter saying that the Reading and Caversham Scheme to reduce the risk of flooding was no longer cost beneficial and therefore would not be progressed.
They have now published a report, on their Citizen Space Website, explaining the reasons for their decision, which provides more detailed information about their investigations.
19 July 2022
Along with many other Local Authorities, Reading Borough Council has joined a to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and make communities safer.
13 July 2022
17 June 2022
At the CADRA 20222 AGM Inspector Sarah Sanderson and her colleague PC Vince Moore gave an interesting talk. Here are her Presentation Sildes.
9 June 2022
The detailed plans for the historic house and land at Caversham Park are on the Council website (220409). We have sent CADRA's Comments to the RBC. The application has many documents. We have summarised the proposal and provided links to some useful documents to read:
The house will be converted to 64 assisted living units for the over 55s. A 64 bed care home. 61 age-restricted retirement dwellings, including conversion of the existing Bursars House, The Lodge and 2 Caversham Park Drive. Plus 5 market dwellings and 28 affordable dwellings.
Refurbishment and extension of the existing pavilion to provide changing facilities, cafe studio and sports provision comprising 2 croquet lawns, 2 bowling greens and an additional tennis court. Refurbishment of the existing tennis court and associated parking and landscaping.
Heritage Part 1 (See 5.3.1 -pages 30/31)
Views with Heritage Interest Report by the Reading Conservation Areas Advisory Committee refers to the house in section 8 on page 56.
Historic England's Assessment - As we said in our February Roundup, we were pleased to see that they expressed concern that there may be a significant impact on the historic environment. They noted “the considerable residential development [proposed] within the Grade II Registered Park and Garden, and the conversion of and development in the setting of a Grade II country house”.
RBC Conservation and Urban Design Officer Report - This detailed report includes interesting historic images and recent interior photos. The officer advises the Council to refuse the appliction.
1 June 2022
Information on pop-up Covid vaccine clinics, the Jubilee Celebrations and £150 Council Tax rebates.
20 May 2022
In 2011 this interesting leaflet about Emmer Green and its history was published by the Emmer Green Residents' Association (EGRA). Click on the individual pages to read about Emmer Green.
16 May 2022
Getting ready for the CADRA AGM. Thank you to the New Testament Church of God for hosting us - memories of the old Glendale Cinema. Thank you to all who came and the new members who joined.
14 May 2022
The CADRA AGM takes place on: Monday 16 May 2022 at 7.30pm in the New Testament Church of God, Church Street, Caversham.
Following the brief formal business, we are delighted that Inspector Sarah Sanderson will be talking about local policing, the team she heads up, along with PC Vince Moore, the Neighbourhood Supervisor.
It's also a good chance to find out more about CADRA and take up membership. Everyone is welcome.
11 May 2022
2 May 2022
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".
2 May 2022
The Caversham Arts Trail takes place on two weekends in May this year: the 14th & 15th, and the 21st & 22nd.