Current Planning Applications

11 December 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.

RBC Planning Applications Committee Meeting Agenda - Wednesday 11 December

5 December 2019


The Caversham Village Sign Repaired & Repainted

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

RBC Traffic Management Sub-Committee Agenda - Thursday 14 November

10 November 2019

The agenda for the Reading Borough Council's Traffic Management Sub-Committee meeting on Thursday. 14 November.

Local Events Websites

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".

Reading Borough Council Meeting Mon 4 Nov - Ward Boundary Changes Proposal Affecting Caversham

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.

Reading Civic Society - Hug A Gaol Photos

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.

Reading Civic Society - Hug A Gaol

Neighbourhood Watch Toolkits

20 October 2019

Neighbourhood Watch have developed Toolkits, which provide advice and guidance, not only about preventing common crimes and nuisance, but also other risks, such as: scams, domestic abuse, combating loneliness etc.

Flood Risk Awareness and Climate Adaption Event - 19 November

12 October 2019

Ayo Sokal, the Caversham councillor, has organised a ‘ Flood Risk Awareness and Climate Adaption Event’ on Tuesday 19 November at 6.30pm in the Civic Offices. The event has been organised to provide information about flood risk to residents of Caversham. It includes a talk about flood risk, resilience and climate change adaption.

The guest speaker is Chris Beales, Chair of Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP). Chris is a Hydrologist with over 20 years of experience. In his role as chair of RCCP he is leading the partnership through a period of growth and developing stronger links with communities and businesses across the town in order to focus on climate change in light of ever-more regular extreme weather events.

Reading Community Safety Survey

8 October 2019

The survey ask residents their views about issues such as crime and disorder and other local issues, to help identify priorities across Reading.  The Safer Neighbourhood Forums are required to consult on priorities with a community safety focus every 2 years. To complete the survey follow this link: Safety SurveyIt closes on the 15 November.

Public Space Protection Orders Leaflet

8 October 2019

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) deals with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. It was introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

If you witness anti-social behaviour taking place, you can report it to Thames Valley Police or Reading Borough Council.

This leaflet explains what the PSPO covers and how to report an incident : PSPO Leaflet

See also our section Reporting Crime and Nuisance, for more information.

TGI Fridays to the Range redevelopment proposals for 750 - 950 apartments

27 September 2019

Aviva the developer has released outline proposals for a complete redevelopment of the area from TGI Fridays to the Range, with between 750-950 apartments, as well as offices, shops, cafes and some public servicies. Subject to planning permission, the work will not start for a few years, as the existing leases end. The development will be phased over many years, depending on the market conditions and needs.

Age UK - Pop In Over 50s Coffee Mornings

12 September 2019

Age UK Reading hold coffee mornings, for the over 50s, on Thursdays from 10-12, at the Hexagon. Click this link for Details and this one for information about Age UK Reading .

CADRA 2019 Autumn Meeting

11 September 2019

The CADRA Autumn meeting will be a talk entitled "The Changing Face of Reading".

We are pleased to welcome: Richard Bennett, Chair of Reading Civic Society, and Mark Worringham, Head of Planning Policy, Reading Borough Council.

The meeting is on Tuesday 12 November at 7.45pm in Thameside School Hall, Harley Rd, Caversham.

Reading Transport Strategy to 2036 - Drop-in Sessions and Consultation

12 August 2019

RBC are forming their transport strategy to 2036 and have begun a public consultation,which includes drop-in sessions around Reading and an on-line consultation. There is a drop-in session at Church House, Church St, Caversham, RG4 8AX this Thursday, 15 Aug 2019 from 15:00 to  19:00.