Healthwatch Reading - August Newsletter

2 August 2021

Healthwatch Reading, produce regular helpful and interesting information on local health issues.

Their latest Newsletter includes their survey of patients phoning Reading GPs and getting an appointment, which reveals people's frustrations in some areas, and there is the results of the Care Quality Commission's report on the Covid impact in local care homes.

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team - Have Your Say Meetings

30 July 2021

Here are the details the North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team's forthcoming Have Your Say Meetings:

Saturday 7th August 2021 outside Co-op, Henley Road from 10-11am
Friday 20th August 2021 at St Martin's Precinct from 3-4pm.

More information is available here:

Mapledurham/Thames Ward Police Area

Peppard/Caversham Ward Police Area

RBC’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team Mark UK's ASB Awareness Week

21 July 2021

Reading Borough Council has joined a national campaign to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and make communities safer. This will include marking the UK’s First ASB Awareness Week.

You can contact the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team on 01189 373787 or email You can also report an ASB using the Reportable app available for Apple and Android devices. 


Monthly Roundup

14 July 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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Current Planning Applications

14 July 2021

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.

Covid 19 Symptom Study

10 July 2021

The ZOE COVID Symptom Study has issued a very useful report on youtube about the release of restrictions.

This comes from a not-for-profit initiative launched March 2020 to support vital COVID-19 research. The app was launched by health science company ZOE with scientific analysis provided by King’s College London. With over 4 million people logging information across the world, the study is the world’s largest ongoing study of COVID-19 and is led by ZOE Co-Founder, Tim Spector who provides a helpful weekly video, of their latest research and their view of the current situation, which you can register for.

If you haven't come across this study before, do take a look and consider using the app. Though, most restrictions will soon be lifted here, their work will continue to be important.

Repeat Reading Abbey and the Gaol Talk

2 July 2021

We are pleased to confirm that our online talk, Reading Abbey and Reading Gaol by John Painter, will be repeated at 7.30pm on Tuesday 20 July. The talk has attracted considerable interest and we look forward to reaching those who were not able to join before. You can register for tickets at:

Eventbrite - Reading Abbey and Gaol Tickets

Council Covid-19 Update

21 June 2021

Council News Update - 21 June

Thames Valley Police Launch Project Vigilant

16 June 2021

Thames Valley Police has launched Project Vigilant in Reading. The aim of the project is to prevent sexual offending by making the local area hostile to potential offenders through identifying individuals who display predatory behaviour.

Proposed New Reading Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries

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

Local Events Websites

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".

New Reading Ward Boundaries Confirmed from 2022

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:

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. 

ATMs in Caversham

4 May 2021

This List of ATMs in Caversham includes both free and those that charge.

RBC £1M Active Travel Fund Consultation

21 March 2021

Reading Borough Council have been allocated more than a million pounds, through the Government’s Active Travel Fund, to help improve walking, cycling and public transport facilities,  and they would like to understand your views on their early ideas.

Whilst none of the ideas are in Caversham, they could require significant changes on these four major routes into the town:

  • Bath Road/Castle Hill (Southcote Lane – Inner Distribution Road (IDR)/Castle Street)
  • London Road (Borough Boundary to London Street)
  • Shinfield Road (Christchurch Green – Shinfield Rise)
  • Southampton Street (Pell Street/Crown Street –Bridge Street/Fobney Street)

The details can be viewed and commented on via this link.

Active Travel Fund - Cycling, Walking and Public Transport - Initial Engagement


Reading Golf Club Develpment Plan - CADRA's Comments

12 March 2021

CADRA has submitted their Comments on Reading Golf Club's new Planning Application to build 257 houses on the Emmer Green golf course.