Council Ward Boundary Changes Consultation

7 February 2020

Reading residents are being asked to comment on draft changes to the make-up of wards across the Borough, that are proposed by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBC ).

A 10-week consultation on the recommendations has been launched and runs until 13 April: LGBC Ward Boundary Changes Consultation. The Council's has also issued a Press Release. This follows the proposals agreed by the Council, in November 2019.

Reading Golf Club Development Plans Engagement Event

6 February 2020

Reading Golf Club are holding an Engagement Event about their development plans. Next Tuesday 11 February 4pm- 8pm, at their club house, 17 Kidmore End Road, Reading RG4 8SQ.

Environment Agency Flood Risk Design Drop-ins - February 2020 Newsletter

30 January 2020

The Environment Agency will be holding drop-in sessions locally from the end of February, where they will show their latest design for reducing the flood risk to homes in north Reading and Lower Caversham. The drop-in schedule and what they want to achieve from them are in their February Newsletter


Caversham Images

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:

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

Caversham Library







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



Christchurch Bridge


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







Current Planning Applications

15 January 2020

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.

Reading Conservation Areas Advisory Committee Progress Summary Report

14 January 2020

CAAC have issued a summary of their progress to date - December 2019 Update.

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team Have Your Say Meetings

13 January 2020

The North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team have issued the dates for their Have Your Say Meetings. 
Residents are welcome to attend to discuss any crime related issues or concerns you may have.

Environment Agency flood risk plans - January 2020 Newsletter

12 January 2020

The Environment Agency‘s (EA) have issued their January 2020 Newsletter about their investigations into reducing flooding in Caversham. The backgound to their proposals follows:

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.

RBC Planning Applications Committee Meeting Agenda - Wednesday 15 January

9 January 2020


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.