Healthwatch Reading New Advice
1 July 2020
Here are some of recent posts from Healthwatch Reading, which you may find helpful.
Healthwatch also produce regular newsletters on local health issues.
Reading Buses Changes from 6 July
30 June 2020
Reading Buses are making changes from Monday 6 July, which include the Caversham routes, where buses will no longer go via and stop at the Reading Station North Interchange. Other changes are because of the imminent introduction of the temporary one-way streets in Caversham.
Environment Agency Flood Risk - June 2020 Newsletter
26 June 2020
The Environment Agency's have published their June 2020 Newsletter providing an update on plans to reduce the flood risk to homes in north Reading and Lower Caversham.
Coronavirus-Related Scams - How to protect yourself
18 June 2020
Neighbourhood Watch have provided this link to Action Frauds advice on Avoiding Coronavirus Related Scams.
Current Planning Applications
10 June 2020
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 Rewilding Approach to Grass Cutting
4 June 2020
RBC have announced plans to adopt a new Rewilding approach to grass cutting: restoring, reclaiming and protecting natural habitats and native species.
The Reading Climate Change Partnership is currently consulting on the Reading Climate Emergency Strategy, which runs until 28 June. Within the ‘Nature’ theme of the strategy is a wide-ranging requirement to improve the urban environment for flora and fauna.
HM Government's Coronavirus Pages
1 June 2020
As well as the Government's Coronavirus Home Page, other pages of interest are Staying Alert and Safe and the Government's Recovery Strategy.
Covid-19 Local Resources Updates
31 May 2020
We have recently updated/added this information on our Covid-19 page:
The Workers's Education Association is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland. It's first volunteer-led branch was opened in Reading in 1904. Read how they are offering to Online ourses, on the RVA's website.
Organisations accepting donations you might consider
Shopping - Paying shoppers
Local Food Deliveries
Covid-19 - Council to Create More Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists
18 May 2020
The Council have announced plans to Create More Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists, to support the Government's guidance about getting to work.
In Caversham: Gosbrook Road will be one-way going west from Westfield Road, Westfield Road will be one-way going south and there will be cycle lanes on Reading Bridge.
CADRA have reviewed these proposals and have sent this Response to Policy Committee Councillors. Our key message is that: we support the changes and they must only be temporary, whilst the current Covid-19 restrictions.
Oxfordshire Local Transport and Connectivity Plan
14 May 2020
Caversham Tree Walk
5 May 2020
An idea for your daily exercise is a walk around some of Caversham's important trees. The Reading Tree Wardens have produced a leaflet with map of this and other tree walks in Reading.
RBC Local Transport Strategy for Consultation
4 May 2020
Reading Borough Council has opened their Transport Strategy 2036 Consultation and you have until the 30 August 2020 to complete its survey. The detailed strategy documents you are being asked about are available on their Transport Strategy page. CADRA is currently reviewing these documents and will be providing feedback. The strategy makes some radical proposals, including three new Park and Ride sites north of Caversham, linked by an outer orbital route joining the Woodcote, Peppard and Henley Roads, and onto other Park and Rides south of the river, subject to the building of a third Thames bridge. The Council have issued an associated Press Release.