19 January 2020
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a selection of images we have that you might enjoy:
The Thames looking upstream from Caversham Bridge (Provided by Haslams Surveyors)
Church St from Church Rd towards Priory Ave, early 1900's
15 January 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.
14 January 2020
13 January 2020
12 January 2020
The 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.
9 January 2020
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
10 November 2019
The agenda for the Reading Borough Council's Traffic Management Sub-Committee meeting on Thursday. 14 November.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Survey. It closes on the 15 November.
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.