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[2 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 18,993 views]
Arthur Clark home loses fight

Campaigners lost their battle to save The Arthur Clark Home and Albert Road Day Centre last night.

Despite protests from residents, their families and opposition parties Reading Borough Council’s ruling Labour group voted to close the neighbouring Caversham services.

The council admitted it would take £1.1 million to bring The Arthur Clark Home up to modern standards and £400,000 of investment would be needed at Albert Road Day Centre.

Protestors earlier waved placards outside the Civic Offices having …

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Caversham News, Headline »

[2 Jul 2013 | No Comments | 40,563 views]
Caversham Beat the Street Success

The Challenge
For the residents of Caversham to collectively walk the distance equivalent to 25,000 miles: Around the World! If you reach that target by September 15th, we will donate £3000 worth of books for local schools and the library!  Beat the Street, Caversham is designed to encourage and inspire communities to walk to school, to work, to the shops and into town rather than take their car. It will run from 15th June to 15th …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comments | 93,178 views]

Walkers using the towpath along the River Thames fear their health could be at risk because of the excessive fouling of geese.Several complaints have been made at meetings of the Lower Caversham neighbourhood action group (NAG) over the past year about the amount of droppings left by the birds.

Caversham councillor Richard Davies promised to investigate the problem and approach Reading Borough Council’s parks department to see what can be done. He said: “It’s a difficult …

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[21 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 16,791 views]
Caversham Arthur Clark Care Home threatened with closure – help!

SAVE OUR HOME! Your community needs you!
Arthur Clark Care Home, Caversham is under threat of closure

Families, neighbours and friends of the residents of the Arthur Clark Care home in Caversham, Reading have taken action against a threat by Reading Borough Council to close the home. An online petition has been set up at http://chn.ge/YK83Bd and we are urging people to get involved and sign up to save many elderly and vulnerable pensioners from having to …

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[21 May 2013 | No Comments | 16,516 views]

Two people were taken to hospital on sunday after a car accident in Caversham Heights.

The man and woman, thought to be in their 40s, were trapped in their overturned grey Vauxhall on Kidmore Road.

Fire crews from Wokingham Road and Dee Road stations received the call just after 2.30pm and were there until 4.50pm.

They had to remove all four car doors, the roof and tailgate to get the couple out on stretchers.

Two ambulances, an ambulance officer …

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Abbey RFC, Caversham News, Featured »

[15 Apr 2013 | No Comments | 6,644 views]
Launch of Touraid at Reading Abbey RFC 16 April 2013

The official press launch of  and Touraid CEO Andy Berry, takes place on Tuesday 16th April at 2 pm at Rosehill. All are welcome.

Abbey Touraid is a venture in association with a number of local schools which will bring 4 junior teams over from some of the most deprived areas of the world on a life changing journey; we know from Touraid’s impressive track record that they come over for a week to enjoy themselves …

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Caversham History, Caversham News, Featured »

[15 Apr 2013 | No Comments | 38,059 views]
Campaign to save 1930s bus stop in Caversham

A campaign has commenced collecting signatures for a petition to protect an 1930s bus shelter on the Henley Road in Caversham.

Conservative councillor Andrew Cumpsty, who is leading the campaign, collected signatures from more than 100 people living in the surrounding area of the Henley Road shelter.

He said: “Everyone we spoke to was shocked and signed our petition. Many people also said that it provides good shelter unlike more modern plastic designs which is its intended …

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[26 Mar 2013 | No Comments | 3,257 views]
Song and dance at the Hexagon for Reading Primaries

Hundreds of children took to the stage once again for the Reading Primary Schools’ Music Festival.
Pupils from 13 schools across the town performed songs, dances and poems in the spectacular show under the title Friends at the Theatre on Tuesday 19th March.
Mayor of Reading, Councillor Jenny Rynn was the special guest in the audience at the festival, which has been a highlight of the school calendar for 68 years.
All the schools joined together and sang …

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Caversham News, Featured »

[26 Mar 2013 | One Comment | 13,049 views]
Experts at the council will help plan your commute

A new project from Reading Borough Council will see Individuals be able to have their own personalised travel plans created for them.
Travel advisors will be visiting businesses and community groups and dropping in on householders in Whitley, Whitley Wood, Lower Caversham and Caversham Park Village.
The Aim is to encourage more people to make their journeys by bus or to walk or cycle.
The initiative over the next few months is being funded by the Local Sustainable …

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Caversham News, Headline »

[26 Mar 2013 | No Comments | 11,903 views]
Priory Ave Surgery to be run by GPs

It has been confirmed that a Caversham surgery will be run by GPs, following fears patient care could be compromised if it fell into the hands of a large private company.

NHS Berkshire confirmed Specialist Health Services (SHS) will take over Priory Avenue Surgery from May, after going out to tender following the practice’s decision to terminate its contract.
The Bracknell-based company is recruiting new GPs and will offer existing services and be looking to extend patient …

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