9 June 2021
CADRA sends an email monthly to all members, keeping them up to date with the main issues covered at our latest monthly committee meeting and other news.
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9 June 2021
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.
8 June 2021
You may have read about proposed changes to the Parliamentary Constituency boundaries, which are now subject to a public consultation. This link shows a map of the proposed new Reading constituency: Proposed New Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries. Details about the review and how to comment are at: Boundary Commision for England 2023 Review
7 June 2021
Here are the details the North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team's forthcoming Have Your Say Meetings:
Saturday 12th June 2021 - Outside the Co-op, Southview Avenue - 12-1pm
Friday 25th June 2021 - Outside Caversham Park Primary School, Queensway, Caversham Park Village - 3-4pm.
More information is available here:
1 June 2021
Healthwatch Reading, produce regular helpful and interesting information on local health issues. Their latest Newsletter includes articles on Long Covid, streamlining NHS hearing loss services and the latest guidance on visiting care homes.
19 May 2021
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".
19 May 2021
With the future of the Gaol even more uncertain, as the MoJ turns down the Council's bid, it is all the more important that we learn more about the history of the gaol and what lies beneath.
CADRA is pleased to present this online talk by John Painter (Friends of Reading Abbey) exploring the overlapping histories of the Abbey and the Gaol.
Click here to sign up to this free event on Tuesday 22 June at 7.30pm: Reading Abbey and the Gaol
12 May 2021
5 May 2021
It is now confirmed that the proposed ward boundary changes for Reading have become law and will come into force at the local elections in 2022. As a result all Caversham wards will have three councillors. This CADRA News Item provides a useful summary. More information about the process and the associated papers are at: www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/south-east/berkshire/reading
In May 2022, there will be elections for all 48 council seats, across all the 16 new wards. In subsequent years, as now, a third of the seats will be up for election. For each ward, which councillors are required to seek re-election in 2023 and 2024 will depend on the votes they got in 2022. Those with the least being up for election first, in 2023, and those with the next lowest votes will have to seek re-election in 2024. Those getting the most will serve the full four years.
4 May 2021
This List of ATMs in Caversham includes both free and those that charge.
12 March 2021
9 March 2021
Nationwide Building Society has announced the closure of the Caversham branch, removing the last banking facility this side of the river. CADRA is in correspondence with Nationwide and joined our MP, Councillors and Caversham Traders for a meeting with Nationwide Senior Managers to raise concerns and seek a review.
To add your voice you can:
Nationwide will be holding a Caversham Tea and Tech Webinar 15:00am on Tuesday 13th April 2021. Members can register on this link.
Caversham- Tea and Tech Event. They are also providing telephone advice on request.
26 February 2021
Thames Valley Police's Community Speedwatch have issued their first Newsletter. Community Speedwatch is a national initiative, where proactive members of local communities join with the support and supervision of their local police, to record details of speeding vehicles using approved detection devices. For more information click this link to Community Speedwatch, who are an independent pressure group concerned about speeding.
28 January 2021
Reading Priority Crime Team and Reading Neighbourhood Policing Teams (part of Thames Valley Police) have added to their advice to householders on protecting their property: