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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Nomination

16 April 2020

CADRA has been shortlisted for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation – the MBE for volunteer groups. Winners of the 2020 award are expected to be announced later this year, but we feel honoured to have been put forward by the Lord Lieutenant and to have reached this stage. This is the certificate we were awarded for our nomination.

CADRA Stall - St Peters Church Fete

24 July 2019

Our Aims

  • To preserve and enhance the quality of life in Caversham and the surrounding District, in other words: Caversham should always be a great place to live.
  • To keep local people informed, particularly where they can influence local decisions.
  • To resolutely avoid party political bias.
  • To work closely with Reading Councillors and Officers, other local groups, the Police, companies and individuals.
  • To build a strong local network with other local residents’ associations and groups. 

How We Work

The Elected Committee meets monthly to discuss the current areas of interest, and afterwards we email members, with a summary of the topics we think will be of most interest - The Monthly Roundup.

Each spring and autumn we publish a newsletter to coincide with our AGM and open autumn meetings.

To get in touch see our Contact Details.

What We Do

These are our main areas of interest are:

Planning - This takes up a large proportion of our time, tracking local applications and the development of strategic plans and policies.

Conservation Areas - We work with other groups across Reading to try and address the deterioration in many of our Conservation Areas.

Licensing - With the advent of the new licensing laws, we became involved in reviewing licensing applications including those for large events such as Reading Festival.

Safer Caversham -  We work the police, other agencies and local groups to help people feel safe in the home and out in the community, to improve the quality of life in Caversham and the surrounding district.

Traffic and Transport - We review traffic and transport changes and when appropriate attend, question and present to Reading BoroughCouncil's Traffic Management Sub Committee.

Special Projects - We lead or share in special projects for Caversham.


CADRA's Constitution