Meadow Day Clayfield Copse 6 July

20 May 2019

Celebrate your Local Meadow Day and all the wildlife, flowers, butterflies and bees that live there, at Clayfield Copse, RG4 6RT on Saturday 6 July from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Latest Monthly Roundup

8 May 2019

May 2019

Current Planning Applications

8 May 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.

CADRA 2019 AGM & William Marshal Talk on 11 June

17 April 2019

The CADRA AGM takes place on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 7.30pm in Thameside School Hall, Harley Rd, Caversham. Following the brief formal business, we are delighted that Tom Asbridge from Queen Mary University of London has agreed to speak. Tom is the author of the well respected book, “The Greatest Knight” and has presented a number of TV programmes about William Marshal.

Environment Agency flood risk plans

15 April 2019

The Environment Agency‘s (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.

RBC Planning Applications Committee meeting agenda for Wed. 24th Apr

13 April 2019

Meeting agenda and link to webcast

North Reading Police Monthly Newsletter

8 March 2019

February Newsletter

Keep Emmer Green (KEG) campaign news

5 February 2019

KEG, the Emmer Green campaign group, set up following the announcement that Reading Golf Club intend to sell their land off Kidmore End Road, have published their latest newsletter.

KEG newlsetter  KEG Campaign

Local events websites

16 January 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.

Reading Borough Council - Things to do 

Choose Caversham - Events 

South Oxfordshire District Council - Events 

Caversham Images

14 January 2019

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:

Here is a selection of images we have that you might enjoy:

The Thames looking upstream from Caversham Bridge (Provided by Haslams Surveyors)



Christchurch Bridge


Church St from Church Rd towards Priory Ave, early 1900's







Reading Services Guide to a range of RBC and other support groups

11 January 2019

Reading Services Guide (Covering: carers support, family, youth, a community directory, disabled children and young people's register. Includes services not just provided by RBC)

RBC Traffic Management Sub-Committee agenda for Thu. 10th Jan and webcast link

4 January 2019

Meeting agenda and link to webcast

RBC consultation - Public health services

3 December 2018

Reading Borough Council is consulting on the provision of public health services over the next two years, to ensure it focuses on the health and wellbeing issues that are most important to the people of Reading. A report on the response will be presented to the Council’s Policy Committee on 18th February 2019.

The consultation runs until Sunday 6th January 2019 and comments can be made via this link: Consultation

There will also be a Public Consultation event on Tuesday 18th December, from 10:30 am to 12:30pm, at Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS.

RBC has said that: "Continuing to provide public health services which support healthy, independent living, such as stop smoking, healthy weight support, school nursing and sexual health services, is becoming increasingly challenging for the Council. Government funding for Reading will have been reduced from nearly £55 million between 2010 and 2020, leaving the Council with a grant of under £3 million. The Council is reviewing how it uses the funding to make sure it is as efficient as possible and addresses the priority health issues for Reading. The Council is considering providing some public health support in different ways in future. This could include:

  • Combining support to lead healthier lifestyles in several ways – for example, one service to help people quit smoking, eat well, be physically active and in good emotional health;
  • Opportunities to offer more people support to help themselves by providing services digitally;
  • Strengthening partnership working to commission services delivered with other organisations.

In order to inform the decision taken for Reading’s Public Health Budget for 2019/20 and 2020/21, the Council would like to hear from residents, organisations and partners on the approach to supporting health and wellbeing, and the proposed changes to how the funding is used. This will help the Council to focus on what areas are most important to the people of Reading."

Maples Wellbeing Centre (Rivermead) Supported day service for older people

3 December 2018

The Maples Wellbeing Centre based at Rivermead, offers a fully supported day service for anyone who lives in the Reading and Greater Reading area, who requires support to take part in social and leisure activities. 

Their aim is to provide a high quality community based service to meet individual needs of older people including those living with dementia.   

Church Street Post Office Closure:- Open Meeting

22 November 2018

Public Meeting

Matt Rodda has convened a public meeting about the Caversham closure on Friday 30 November from 6pm to 9pm at Caversham Baptist Church. Please show your support for this important service and also find out about the Reading main post office move. Public Meeting Flyer

Church St. Caversham Post Office Closure

The Post Office has now confirmed that the Caversham Church St. Post Office will close at the end of January 2019. At this stage there is no arrangement in place to re-provide the service. The Post Office has said they "would like to reassure [the local community] that we are working hard to find a solution to maintain Post Office services in the area".

Reading Market Place Post Office Move

The Post Office has also said that the "Reading Post Office [Market Place] is proposed to be franchised to the nearby WHSmith store. We don’t yet have a confirmed date for this but any proposed changes will be subject to a public consultation where we will seek the views of our customers and local stakeholders in line with our Principles of Community Engagement".


The closure of the Church Street Pharmacy includes the post office. CADRA has been in touch with our MP and the Caversham Traders’ Association. Matt Rodda has said “My expectation is that the Post Office will find alternative premises in Caversham so that local people can continue to be served, without the inconvenience of having to travel to Reading or Emma Green”. He has also written to the Minister for Small Businesses.