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2 days ago

Caversham GLOBE

Hello to all GLOBE supporters and other addressees. Our April monthly meeting of the Caversham GLOBE group will be next Tuesday 24 April at 7.00 pm (refreshments available) in the upstairs hall in Church House, Church Street, Caversham. Since the March meeting we have now received the alarming results from the additional four air quality test tubes that we installed to measure the amount of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre at 4 locations on our busy local roads. All readings were above the European Union legal MEAN ANNUAL limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at 40 micrograms per cubic metre . As these alarming results are for a two week period in March 2018 they are but a snapshot showing how bad pollution is around here. We'll be deciding what action GLOBE should take with this information. We're grateful to CADRA for paying the cost of these extra tubes; GLOBE paid for the first one last December that also gave a high reading. You may also know that we organised a litter pick of the Richfield Avenue green margins and adjoining fields on 13 April. 21 volunteers collected 35 sacks of litter, including 10 sacks of recyclable cans and plastic, 242 glass bottles, 4 vehicle tyres, 4 drugs needle cases and various scrap metal and wood.

Soon it will be time for the group to do some work on the central Caversham planters so volunteers will be needed there. Then we'll no doubt be encouraging residents to participate in the May 11-13th KEEP BRITAIN TIDY - The Great Plastic Pick Up.

Do you have any thoughts about these issues? Could you help in any way or could someone you know help? The small group of GLOBE group activists would welcome more residents' ideas, energy and action. All residents are welcome to this meeting where we discuss and raise any issues. You can also contact the GLOBE group by email [email protected] or messenger or phone/text 07768 958407 beforehand about any local matters in which people in the GLOBE group may share your concerns and be able to take action.
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We are catering too much to the driver with red routes and attempts to speed up the traffic at the expense of the pedestrian. Reading should become a pedestrian friendly town, enabling them to cross roads safely. We should become a slow and safe town.

Richfield Avenue looked great when we walked along it on Monday. 😀

1 week ago

Caversham GLOBE

Friday 13 April 2018 on Richfield Avenue green margins and adjacent fields towards the Thames. Caversham GLOBE organised a litter pick with 16 local residents and 5 volunteers from local businesses who collected 10 sacks of recyclables, 25 sacks of general waste, 242 glass bottles, 4 vehicle tyres, 4 drugs needles cases and various scrap metal/wood. A massive thank you to all participants, including 3 people from Bell Tower Community Association. WHO throws all that rubbish away? Why do they do it? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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If Richfield Avenue litter was bad, this is the A33 just south of town centre on this lovely sunny spring Satuday.

Thank you to Caversham Globe for organising and all the helpers who give their time to clear the rubbish. Much appreciated.

Thank you to all that helped make are environment clean again .Lets hope it stays free from letter .

Fantastic turnout! Thanks everyone for doing this for us all.

Thank you for doing that. It is very much appreciated xxx

belle initiative a poursuivre bisous

Thank you for organising, and for everyone who gave their time and effort to help clean up our town!

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2 weeks ago

Caversham GLOBE

Litter Pick Project on Friday 13 April - Can you please help? This event will run through the day, starting from 10 am, so that volunteers have the choice of start time and how many hours they can spare. We're registered with "Keep Britain Tidy" on the "Litter Heroes" campaign so we're hoping that LOCAL PEOPLE can spare some hours at some point during Friday 13 April to make this a successful clean sweep of the Richfield Avenue green margins and adjoining open areas towards the Thames. If we get enough enthusiastic volunteers we can also clear some other local green areas and open spaces where litter is a persistent problem. A hi-viz vest, a litter picking tool and RBC sacks will be provided. We also have a limited range of protective gloves. If you, and/or some people you know, could help with this local environmental improvement please make contact by the end of Wednesday 11 April with your preferred start time and likely number of hours available. Final details will then be confirmed to volunteers on Thursday 12 April, with meeting point and any other info. Please contact me if you have any suggestions for a litter pick near you or questions about this event. Use Messenger or email or phone/text 07768 958407 - Richard Denney, Caversham GLOBE. [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I'm up for it. Keep me informed, pls.

My son is doing his d of e and joined one of your events recently so I know he’d be interested in joining again on Friday. Can I have more details please

4 weeks ago

Caversham GLOBE

A massive "thank you" goes to 11 Caversham GLOBE activists who were busy on Friday 23 March litter picking and planting hedging that will eventually hide an unsightly fence in Christchurch Meadows. They collected 20 sacks of rubbish, some fly-tipped metal, wood and plastic. 112 glass bottles were taken to bottle banks; many of those were in the important small urban water course (aka The Danall) that flows into the Thames backwater by Heron Island. We also removed logs and shifted silt that was impeding the flow of water. Elsewhere in central Caversham 2 other GLOBE litter picking activists were collecting more than 8 sacks of litter from the paths, pavements and open areas. Some aspects of these good deeds that benefit the community are shown in the photos below. Unfortunately there are no photos of the thoughtless people who continue to litter our parks and streets with polluting debris. If you know of any areas that need litter clearance GLOBE can help organise a clean up with local residents getting involved.😊 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I'm so happy this group exists! I went online because i was so angry and sad about the litter and trash dumped on Berry Brook which the poor muntjack have to step around. People can be such selfish idiots. I want to clean up the area but sure could use some help! I will come to your meeting this week. X

What a fantastic job ,we'll done to all concerned

Great job.

Thank you so much for giving up your time.

Well done and thank you so much to all the volunteers.

Great job, thank you

What a great project- thank you 😊

Many thanks to all concerned

Amazing effort, thank you 😊

Wow thanks guys. X

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2 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Hey local residents! Whether or not you've "liked" our posts in the past, now's your opportunity to give some practical help with the Great British Spring Clean in Caversham - please!
GLOBE will be organising some clean ups as follows
1. Friday 2 March 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm - General litter clearance and removal of debris from small watercourses where accessible - Hill's Meadow; View Island and
Christchurch Meadows.
2. Sunday 4 March - provisionally 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 4.30 - Litter clearance central Caversham, Richfield Avenue/Thames Prom margins and other identified locations. If you could invest some of your time in helping with any of these and making our lovely locality cleaner please PM us or email [email protected] . We'll contact you with more details, thanks. Richard Denney 07768 958407
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2 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Great news! Re3 has announced that from today plastic pots, tubs, trays, clean foil, foil trays and food or drink cartons are now accepted as part of the kerbside recycling collections in Reading, Wokingham & Bracknell. It means that items such as fruit or vegetables punnets, ready meal trays (as long as they are not black), yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, cosmetic pots, foil trays used in takeaways or juice cartons can be placed in your recycling bin or container.

Re3 Recycling
Great news! As of today you can recycle plastic POTS, TUBS and TRAYS from home! That’s not all!!! You can also add to your recycling clean FOIL, FOIL TRAYS and food and drink CARTONS! More info and FAQ on www.re3.org.uk #bracknell #rdguk #wokingham #woky #readingberkshire #bracknellforest #re3ptt #re3recycling #news
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Now for less plastic

Dean Noakes 😮

3 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Cause for alarm? Action needed? Of course! Throughout the first two weeks of December 2017 the Caversham GLOBE group measured the air quality in Church Road Caversham as 56.2 µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic metre) of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). This far exceeds most other places recently measured in the Reading area as well as the legal limit for NO2 pollution, which is set at an annual mean of 40µg/m3. This result is helping to build a picture of air pollution across the UK, Please use this information to publicise these snapshot results and spread the word that official tests are needed and that action must be taken to ensure that the legal annual limit in Caversham is measured and never exceeded. Cancer, heart disease and asthma have all been linked to poor air quality. Follow this link for the national air pollution map and more detailed information about the clean air campaign. friendsoftheearth.uk/clean-air/ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I wrote to the council last year about pollution, and positive things they could do to help people reduce it. They wrote back to me and told me not to walk down busy roads!!

We all need to be aware about air pollution and the serious problems it causes.#Friendsoftheearthe.uk/cleanair#Caversham Globe. It is good that Caversham Globe members are discussing this issue

Is there a monitoring site near the pedestrian crossing on opposite side of road to gorge cafe? (Next to Peter Brett? PDA? Can't think what it's called...)

I have to say I'm not surprised, I walk down Peppard Road in the mornings, it's like walking through a tunnel of diesel fumes :(

I suppose it depends on what time of day the readings are taken. If it was during rush hour or school drop off etc, I would imagine the readings to be higher than usual.

The council need to invest more in public transport to get people out of their cars 😥😥😥

That is really concerning especially as so many of us breathe this air. Whenever I check the check the Air Quality England site Reading Pollution is at 2 which is low, I guess that is due to the location of the monitor's used as none are actually in Caversham.

Richard Hawkins

Hayley Brommell

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4 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

RAYS strikes again! Could you do this for your locality? Westfield Rec border shrubbery is where thoughtless humans had re-homed these cans, bottles, snack wrappers and plastic. Well, there are only 6 litter bins nearby and oh it's such an effort to get to one of them...... luckily a Caversham GLOBE activist had a spare 15 minutes for some civic pride. Contact RBC to register for RAYS and help keep Caversham and Emmer Green tidy. Ring 937 3534 or email [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

RAYS strikes again! Could you do this for your locality?  Westfield Rec border shrubbery is where thoughtless humans had re-homed these cans, bottles, snack wrappers and plastic. Well, there are only 6 litter bins nearby and oh its such an effort to get to one of them......  luckily a Caversham GLOBE activist had a spare 15 minutes for some civic pride. Contact RBC to register for RAYS and help keep Caversham and Emmer Green tidy. Ring 937 3534 or email rays@reading.gov.uk

 

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I’ve just got my forms from the council to apply to join the scheme. Hope to be out with my litter pickers soon!

Thank you. :)

4 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

How many residents of Caversham and Emmer Green know about RAYS (Reading Adopt Your Street)? It's a scheme organised by RBC that gives each of us an opportunity to keep our locality clear of other people's litter. This bagful of cans, cups, bottles and snack wrappers pictured was collected today by a GLOBE activist on a 20 minutes walk along the Emmer Green/Caversham borders near a green path and open space. Waste was put in nearby litter bin but recyclables were taken home for the domestic bin. Anyone can join the RAYS scheme (200 people have across Reading Borough) you'll get a litter picker, bags and a hi-viz vest. Contact RBC on 9373534 or email [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

How many residents of Caversham and Emmer Green know about RAYS (Reading Adopt Your Street)? Its a scheme organised by RBC that gives each of us an opportunity to keep our locality clear of other peoples litter. This bagful  of cans, cups, bottles and snack wrappers pictured was collected today by a GLOBE activist on a 20 minutes walk along the Emmer Green/Caversham borders near a green path and open space. Waste was put in nearby litter bin but recyclables were taken home for the domestic bin. Anyone can join the RAYS scheme (200 people have across Reading Borough) youll get a litter picker, bags and a hi-viz vest. Contact RBC on 9373534 or email rays@reading.gov.uk

 

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and while litter picking your local area you can also spot issues to be reported to the council for remedial action by using "loveclean.reading.gov.uk" or download the App.

Did my patch yesterday - 3 black sacks full :(

4 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

These cans and bottles had to be removed from the hedgerow before bagging up as part of our 5 sacks of other people's thoughtless litter that 2 GLOBE activists collected from margins of Christchuch and Hill's Meadow and Westfield rec last Friday morning. There is also some industrial litter in the stream by George Street but how does it get there? Who will remove it? 🤤 ... See MoreSee Less

These cans and bottles had to be removed from the hedgerow before bagging up as part of our 5 sacks of other peoples thoughtless litter that 2 GLOBE activists collected from margins of Christchuch and Hills Meadow and Westfield rec last Friday morning. There is also some industrial litter in the stream by George Street but how does it get there? Who will remove it? 🤤Image attachment

5 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Public meeting on Friday 1 December at 7.30 pm. Campaigners ‘Save Our Ancient Riverside’ (SOAR) have arranged a public debate on the East Reading Mass Rapid Transit proposal.
This will be on Friday 1st December at 7:30 at Reading School, Erleigh Road, RG1 5LW.
John Sharpe (SOAR Spokesperson), Matt Jackson (Wildlife Trust), and Green Councillor Rob White will debate the issues with Councillor Tony Page. Martijn Gilbert, CEO of Reading Buses, and Cris Butler, Acting Head of Transportation and Streetcare, RBC.
We hope you will come to show your concerns and to hear the arguments from both sides ... and bring your friends and colleagues!
Mass Rapid Transit – proposed bus route by the Thames:

Damage to amenity & wildlife at Kennet Mouth & along its route
Will cost £31.5 million with the related Park and Ride scheme
Won’t solve East Reading’s road traffic problems
The MRT proposal has been promised public funding but has not yet got planning permission from Wokingham or Reading.
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5 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Building a natural brush fish pass on View Island, Caversham. This is a project proposed by Reading Sustainability Centre, readingsustainabilitycentre.co.uk/about-trsc/

On Tuesday 28 November, at the start of our monthly meeting of the Caversham GLOBE group, we will be hosting local resident Michael Beaven who will be providing more detail about the work done so far on feasibilty and information about the proposed design, projected costs, long term benefits and ways in which the community can contribute to bringing the project to fruition
This is an opportunity for GLOBE supporters who have an interest in View Island to discuss the detail, ask questions, voice opinions and make suggestions. You are welcome to attend this talk in Church House, Church Street, Caversham, in the upstairs hall at 7.15 pm. Maximum allocated time for this session is 45 minutes, after which the usual business of monthly GLOBE group meeting will proceed.
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5 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Have you heard about air quality assessments in Caversham? Are you concerned about any issues in Christchurch Meadows? What do you think of the planters along Church Street? Are you worried that a proposed road and bridge over the river Kennet/Thames confluence will ruin the riverside scene? Our next monthly meeting of the Caversham GLOBE group will be on Tuesday 28 November at 7.15 pm (refreshments from 7 pm) in Church House, Church Street, Caversham.

Notes of our October meeting (available on request) contain some issues that should concern many local people. Your opinion counts, so please read and think about these matters. Do you have any thoughts about these issues? Could you help in any way or could someone you know? The small group of GLOBE group activists would welcome more residents' ideas, energy and action.

All residents are welcome to this meeting where we discuss and raise any issues. You can also contact the group by messenger or phone/text 07768 958407 beforehand about any local matters that people in the GLOBE group may share your interest or concerns and be able to take action.
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5 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Six GLOBE supporters were busy sanding, gardening and painting on Sunday 5 November to improve the look of some of the ageing RBC planters on Church Street. Well done and thank you to all involved. Willing hands needed for next time, so please contact GLOBE if you can help.. ... See MoreSee Less

Six GLOBE supporters were busy sanding, gardening and painting on Sunday 5 November to improve the look of some of the ageing RBC planters on Church Street. Well done and thank you to all involved. Willing hands needed for next time, so please contact GLOBE if you can help..Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Thank you for making a difference for everybody

Thanks to Caversham Globe for organising. Well done guys!

Always appreciated. Thank you. 🙂

Looks great! Thank you!

Thank you everyone! 🌿⚘🌹

Good work guys

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6 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Air quality was a subject discussed at the GLOBE group's recent monthly meetings. It's well known that poor air quality affects us all in some way. Reading, like almost all towns and cities, has air quality problems. Do you know who's take what action to reduce air pollution? Could you personally do anything to help? This "Healthy Air Campaign" provides information and offers resources for individuals to commit to personal and joint action for your families and for the benefit of society in general. Do have a look at this campaign's web pages please. Don't let's leave it to others, find out now what you could do. Thanks.

Healthy Air Campaign
Want to know more about air pollution but don't know where to start? Here's what you can do!
>> HelpBritainBreathe.org.uk <<
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6 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Some Caversham GLOBE supporters have been busy. The planters that enhance Church Street have been tidied and winter bedding plants added; defects in some of our highways and parks have been reported to RBC for action; 19 sacks of litter were removed from our Thames Parks; 8 sacks of litter were removed from the permissive access areas of Caversham Lakes off Henley Road. Our next monthly meeting of the Caversham GLOBE group will be on Tuesday 24 October at 7.15 pm (refreshments from 7 pm) in Church House, Church Street, Caversham. Do you have any thoughts about local issues? Could you help in any way? The small group of GLOBE group activists would welcome more residents' ideas, energy and action. All residents are welcome to our meetings where we discuss and raise any issues. You can contact the group by email or phone/text 07768 958407 beforehand about any local matters that people in the GLOBE group may share your interest or concerns and be able to take action. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks all for your hard work. Always appreciated. 😀

6 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

On Saturday 14 October 5 GLOBE and 12 Greenpeace supporters gave their time to collect other people's litter from the margins and banks of our local Thames Parks - View Island, Hill's Meadow and Christchurch Meadow. They collected 19 sackfuls of plastic, paper and metal food and drink containers, drugs needles, soiled nappies, scrap metal, a garden fork and 93 glass bottles - thus removing this pollution from future fossil layers. Well done all participants and thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

On Saturday 14 October 5 GLOBE and 12 Greenpeace supporters gave their time to  collect other peoples litter from the margins and banks of our local Thames Parks - View Island, Hills Meadow and Christchurch Meadow. They collected 19 sackfuls of plastic, paper and metal food and drink containers, drugs needles, soiled nappies, scrap metal, a garden fork and 93 glass bottles - thus removing this pollution from future fossil layers. Well done all participants and thank you.Image attachment

 

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Thank you ❤

Thank you for all your effort in trying to keep our riverside tidy.

Sad that some people take no responsibility for the rubbish they create. Thank you to all the volunteers for clearing up

Thank you!

Thank you ❤️

Thank you. 😀

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7 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

On Saturday 14 October we're aiming to do yet another thorough litter pick in Hill's Meadow, View Island and Christchurch Meadows starting at 10 am for up to 2 hours. The borders, hedgerows and river banks of these Thames Parks are where you'll often find foolishly discarded things as in this picture taken earlier today. Who does this? Who throws cans, bottles and food packaging into our green spaces where it's so unsightly and hazardous for our environment? Could you please spare some time to help with this clearance of other people's rubbish?? We're meeting near the BMX track at 10 am Saturday 14 October. Litter picker tongs, gloves, sacks and safety reminders will be available. Your help will be welcome so please let us know advance, then we can get sufficient equipment. Please use messenger or email [email protected] or contact Richard on 07768 958407. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

On Saturday 14 October were aiming to do yet another thorough litter pick in Hills Meadow, View Island and Christchurch Meadows starting at 10 am for up to 2 hours. The borders, hedgerows and river banks of these Thames Parks are where youll often find foolishly discarded things as in this picture taken earlier today. Who does this? Who throws cans, bottles and food packaging into our green spaces where its so unsightly and hazardous for our environment? Could you please spare some time to help with this clearance of other peoples rubbish?? Were meeting near the BMX track at 10 am Saturday 14 October. Litter picker tongs, gloves, sacks and safety reminders will be available. Your help will be welcome so please let us know advance, then we can get sufficient equipment. Please use messenger or email info@cavershamglobe.org.uk or contact Richard on 07768 958407. Thanks.

 

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I will help see you at 10am

Great idea but I won't be able to help on this one. I will be recovering from an operation. Sorry good luck!

Unfortunately I will be away, but would help another time.

7 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Next monthly meeting of the Caversham GLOBE group will be on Tuesday 26 September at 7.15 pm (refreshments from 7 pm) in Church House, Church Street, Caversham.
There are lots of local issues we're discussing and taking action about. Do you have any thoughts about any local issues you'd like to improve? Are you do anything about them? The small group of GLOBE group activists would welcome more residents' ideas, energy and action to improve our locality. You are welcome to our next meeting where we discuss and raise any issues. You can also contact the group by email or phone/text 07768 958407 beforehand about any local matters that people in the GLOBE group may share your interest or concerns and be able to take action.
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Next monthly meeting of the Caversham GLOBE group will be on Tuesday 26 September at 7.15 pm (refreshments from 7 pm)  in Church House, Church Street, Caversham. 
There are lots of local issues were discussing and taking action about. Do you have any thoughts about any local issues youd like to improve? Are you do anything about them? The small group of GLOBE group activists would welcome more residents ideas, energy and action to improve our locality. You are welcome to our next meeting where we discuss and raise any issues. You can also contact the group by email or phone/text 07768 958407 beforehand about any local matters that people in the GLOBE group may share your interest or concerns and be able to take action.Image attachment

7 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Volunteers were doing essential tree work this morning in Caversham on some street trees that needed shaping for safety and correct growth reasons. 17 years ago this tree was a small sapling grown from seed in a milk carton and was planted by GLOBE. ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteers were doing essential tree work this morning in Caversham on some street trees that needed shaping for safety and correct growth reasons. 17 years ago this tree was a small sapling grown from seed in a milk carton and was planted by GLOBE.

 

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Keep up the good work Globe people!

8 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Planning Application P16/S3630/O
Development of 245 Dwellings on Land off Emmer Green

Against all common sense, and in spite of over 400 letters in opposition, this outline application has now been recommended for approval by the planning officer and will be going before SODC’s Planning Committee for the councillors’ ultimate decision.

The date: Wednesday, 6th September 2017 at 6 pm,
The location: Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN.

Will you please come along to give your support to our opposition to this greed-driven development, either by making your own transport arrangements (car-sharing recommended if possible) or by booking a place on our ‘Bust The Greed’ buses. There will be two picking-up points:

• the bus stop near the barber’s shop opposite Budgens, Emmer Green
• outside Sonning Common Village Hall

Both leaving at 4.45pm.

Please let us know beforehand (by 6pm on Monday, 4th) if
you would like a place/places reserved on the bus

EMMER GREEN BUS:
Email: [email protected] · Phone: 01189 470298.

SONNING COMMON BUS:
Email: [email protected] · Phone: Parish Office 0118 972 3616
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10 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Residents are invited and welcome to come to Caversham GLOBE group's meetings in Church House, Church Street, Caversham on Tuesday 27 June, with refreshments available from 7 pm. The group's 2017 Annual General Meeting will start at 7.15 pm. This meeting is where we take stock and review our activities from the previous year and review our financial accounts. We also reaffirm our continued organisation and existence, which is dependent on a small group of volunteers and activists. The AGM will be followed by the June monthly meeting at about 8 pm where you can raise concerns or register an interest in local environment issues. This hot weather has brought out the litter louts,though many conscientious users of Christchurch Meadows have used the limited space in nearby bins. Of course, foxes,gulls and magpies will attack this overnight so more plastic may end up in the Thames. GLOBE has drawn attention to this problem and suggested increased litter bins. ... See MoreSee Less

Residents are invited and welcome to come to Caversham GLOBE groups meetings in Church House, Church Street, Caversham on Tuesday 27 June, with refreshments available from 7 pm.  The groups  2017 Annual General Meeting will start at 7.15 pm. This meeting is where we take stock and review our activities from the previous year and review our financial accounts. We also reaffirm our continued organisation and existence, which is dependent on a small group of volunteers and activists. The AGM will be followed by the June monthly meeting at about 8 pm where you can raise concerns or register an interest in local environment issues.  This hot weather has brought out the litter louts,though many conscientious users of Christchurch Meadows have used the limited space in nearby bins. Of course, foxes,gulls and magpies will attack this overnight so more plastic may end up in the Thames.  GLOBE has drawn attention to this problem and suggested increased litter bins.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Thankyou for the great work you all do. 😃

Tim Mason

10 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

"Well done" Caversham GLOBE volunteers and thank you. The Council-owned planters originally installed along Church Street Caversham in 2000 are now starting to deteriorate structurally. Two GLOBE volunteers did some essential repairs on Monday 5 June (see pictures). There are other planters yet to be given similar attention. Within the next few years, sources of funding for replacement planters and to cover the costs of installation will need to be found. This may have to involve cooperation between Reading Borough Council, Caversham traders and various residents associations. Meantime, the GLOBE group volunteers will carry on their good work." ... See MoreSee Less

Well done Caversham GLOBE volunteers and thank you. The Council-owned planters originally installed along Church Street Caversham in 2000 are now starting to deteriorate structurally.  Two GLOBE volunteers did some essential repairs on Monday 5 June (see pictures).  There are other planters yet to be given similar attention. Within the next few years, sources of funding for replacement planters and to cover the costs of installation will need to be found. This may have to involve cooperation between Reading Borough Council, Caversham traders and various residents associations. Meantime, the GLOBE group volunteers will carry on their good work.Image attachment

 

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Well done Bro & Caversham Globe.

Well globe!

Nice on Richard!

10 months ago

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12 months ago

Caversham GLOBE

Programme of events for Reading May Day Tree Festival on Monday 1st May, inculding local walks and an afternoon event at Caversham court. Click on the photo for full details.Reading May Day Tree Festival is drawing nearer! Have you planned your day yet? ... See MoreSee Less

Programme of events for Reading May Day Tree Festival on Monday 1st May, inculding local walks and an afternoon event at Caversham court. Click on the photo for full details.

 

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1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

Eight local residents gave their time on Thursday afternoon to tidy up and refurbish the 20 planters in central Caversham. This helps to make the area along Church Street more pleasant. Thank you GLOBE activists for yet another contribution to our community. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Looking great 👏

Thank you.

Thank you 👏👏

Thank you !!!

Thank you

Thanks 👏😘

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1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

On Thursday 20 April from 1.30 pm the GLOBE group is planning to do some essential maintenance on the Church Street Planters to give them a bit of a face lift after the winter/spring displays. This work will include minor repair and applying danish oil to some of the woodwork, tidying the plants and watering. It would be ideal for about 6 people to take an hour or so each, rather than 2 people taking 3 hours plus. So, this is a plea for 6 volunteers able to give some time on Thursday afternoon to complete this work, please. If you would like to help with this project (see picture from a previous activity) please contact the group via [email protected] or text 07768 958407. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

On Thursday 20 April from 1.30 pm  the GLOBE group is planning to do some essential maintenance on the Church Street Planters to give them a bit of a face lift after the winter/spring displays.  This work will include minor repair and applying danish oil to some of the woodwork, tidying the plants and watering. It would be ideal for about 6 people to take an hour or so each, rather than 2 people taking 3 hours plus. So, this is a plea for 6 volunteers able to give some time on Thursday afternoon to complete this work, please. If you would like to help with this project (see picture from a previous activity) please contact the group via info@cavershamglobe.org.uk or text 07768 958407.  Thanks.

 

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This voluntary work request for help has not yet resulted in any new GLOBE group supporters offering an hour of their time to improve central Caversham.😯

1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

Once again Caversham is a cleaner place with 20 sacks of litter collected and removed from a local Caversham woodland near the Thames. A big "thank you" to the 5 residents who gave up their Saturday morning to do this good deed. ... See MoreSee Less

Once again Caversham is a cleaner place with 20 sacks of litter collected and removed from a local Caversham woodland near the Thames. A big thank you to the 5 residents who gave up their Saturday morning to do this good deed.Image attachmentImage attachment

1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

Guards posts erected by Caversham GLOBE to temporarily protect the regenerating hedge line following building work on the boundary. ... See MoreSee Less

Guards posts erected by Caversham GLOBE to temporarily protect the regenerating hedge line following building work on the boundary.

1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

The next meeting of the Caversham GLOBE group will be held on Tuesday 28 March at 7.15 pm (refreshments from 7 pm) in Church House, Church Street, Caversham. Notes of our February meeting containing information on our current issues are available on request or at our meeting. There's the new "Reading Adopt Your Street Scheme" (RAYS) intended to encourage local residents in caring for their locality - please spread the word. Some local issues in which our group's activists have been involved do take a long time to get resolved so there's a lot of persistence needed by the group's activists. You might also consider what would happen to our locality in the longer term if the GLOBE group ceased to exist due to poor support from residents and loss of the small annual grant, to which RBC previously committed to cover insurance and meeting costs when it set up the GLOBE groups across the borough more than 20 years ago. The Caversham "Neighbourhood Action Group" (NAG), our residents' associations and various groups of activists and some dedicated individuals in all areas of the Borough north of the Thames form a crucial base of people who care about our special locality. A good example being the 15 residents in the group that GLOBE organised who collected 54 sacks of other people's litter and fly tipping between 10 to 12 March in parts of Emmer Green and central Caversham. Though it wasn't all cleared and some residents are aware of its continued existence and other residents are already adding to this public nuisance!
We'd be interested in your thoughts on these matters, either by email, messenger or when you come to our monthly GLOBE meeting where we discuss and raise any issues. Thanks.
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Great news! Central Caversham, an area of our riverside and part of Emmer Green is much much cleaner today. Over the past three days 15 volunteers have invested 39 hours between them to collect 54 sacks of other peoples' cans, plastic bottles, paper and other litter as well as fly-tipped clothing, metal, wood, plastic, paint cans, bike parts, tools, flower pots, suitcases, a roller blind and a cuddly toy. A big "thank you" to those activists who achieved this clearance, some of which is being recycled. Most of the areas cleared have been done in the past by GLOBE supporters but still the problem exists. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you for making our area a nicer place to live.

Massive THANKYOU for caring about our environment. You guys are amazing. 😀

How can I be part of this please? I would like to help with picking up rubbish

Fantastic well done all. There was one in East Reading this weekend too 👏💚 Thanks

I live in Emmer Green, well done all of you for working so hard in keeping it clean.

That's a lot of rubbish, ! Great job guys

We saw a man in Priory Ave at the weekend. My daughter asked me to stop the car so she could thank you.......we gave the man a wave & a smile x

I did wonder what all the bags was amazing job well done

Thank you.👍

Well done guys x

Thank you all so much.

Well done all!

Thank you all for your hard work.

Thank you

Thank you!

Connect Reading thanks you for all your continued support for #ReadingRESCUE - great job!

Tim Mason

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1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

To all GLOBE supporters. The Spring RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event) across the Reading Borough is one week later than the "Keep Britain Tidy" clean up now taking place. Could you help keep Caversham clean by joining other GLOBE activists for up to 2 hours on Sunday 12 March from 11 am?
We will meet by the BT Exchange Church Street Caversham and clean nearby streets and open areas. It's important that you let GLOBE know by email if you can come along on Sunday 12 March (please also give a contact phone number), so that we can obtain enough litter pickers,gloves and hi-viz vests or let you know if bad weather may disrupt our arrangements. Please email [email protected] as soon as you can and no later than Wednesday 8 March. In case you need it, 07768 958407 to contact Richard Denney. If you know of others who may help, please spread the word. Thank you
There are other litter hots spots in Caversham and Emmer Green for which we are seeking volunteers to help clean up: for example, Mill Green/Deans Farm public land, the alley (footpath 41) behind Chiltern Road, the Stuart Close/Surley Row/Grove Hill footpaths: also the green path from the Emmer Green pond that goes behind Knights Way and Buckingham Drive to Marshlands Square where there is bad fly-tipping in at least 5 places. You may also know of other areas. We can make separate arrangements for these.

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1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

The next meeting of the Caversham GLOBE group will be held on Tuesday 28 February at 7.15 pm (refreshments from 7 pm) in Church House, Church Street, Caversham. We are pleased to welcome Ricky Josey from RBC to to talk about the new "Reading Adopt Your Street Scheme" (RAYS) and the March 'RESCUE' clean-up event. The new "Adopt Your Street Scheme" enables local residents to volunteer to help keep their area clean. All are welcome to the meeting to hear more about this important initiative that supports residents in caring for their communities and environment.

Notes of some of our current GLOBE GROUP issues are available on request. Residents are always welcome to attend these monthly GLOBE meetings to discuss and raise any issues, or to make contact beforehand about any local matters with which the group may be able to help.
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Four new trees to be planted at Emmer Green Rec on Saturday 11th February ... See MoreSee Less

Four new trees to be planted at Emmer Green Rec on Saturday 11th February

 

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1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

The first 2017 meeting of the GLOBE group will be held next Tuesday 24 January at 7.15 pm in Church House, Church Street, Caversham. Residents are very welcome to attend, discuss and raise any issues, or to contact the group about any local environment matters with which we may be able to help. GLOBE group needs more volunteers who care about how our locality looks, how it can be enjoyed and be useful for wildlife. We give our time and energy by working to:
- improve and help maintain our local green/open public spaces,
- plant trees & hedging
- reduce litter & fly-tipping
- plant/maintain the Council's planters along Church Street
- liaise with RBC to resolve any issues we find
- comment on planning applications.
Notes of our last meeting are available on request by email.
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RARE TREES LOST. Caversham GLOBE activists were sadly busy on Friday 13 January in Balmore Walk northern field tree slopes, where so called "woodland management" work had started in the memorial copse without prior public notice the previous Saturday when RBC chain saws were heard by chance. We immediately protested because our GLOBE group had been given a written undertaking by RBC that, prior to any work being done, we would have a site meeting with the RBC Ecologist to give our opinions and local knowledge on individual species that we valued and to identify trees to be retained. These would have included the fairly rare but now felled: Spindle Tree (with leaves turning yellow or red in autumn, and panicles of small yellow flowers followed by 4-lobed red fruits which split to reveal orange seeds) also a Wild Service Tree (The flowers provide pollen and nectar for insects, the berries are eaten by birds and its leaves are eaten by certain moth caterpillars). As a consequence of our initial protest a belated notice of ongoing work was posted midweek by RBC, though no apology was received for the broken undertaking to consult.

It's too late for the Spindle, the Wild Service Tree and various beech etc. However, see photos of some of our actions, included placing notices on some valued trees, including 2 more wild service trees, apple, crab apple, hornbeam, yew, scots pine and beech. We also cleaned some paint off a few trees that were due to be felled in future. We did a litter pick of the area and identified fly tipping of garden refuse and old fencing done by a neighbouring household. Contact GLOBE on 07768 958407 or send PM for further information about our voluntary work.
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RARE TREES LOST. Caversham GLOBE activists were sadly busy on Friday 13 January in Balmore Walk northern field tree slopes, where so called woodland management work had started in the memorial copse without prior public notice the previous Saturday when RBC chain saws were heard by chance. We immediately protested because our GLOBE group had been given a written undertaking by RBC that, prior to any work being done, we would have a site meeting with the RBC Ecologist to give our opinions and local knowledge on individual species that we valued and to identify trees to be retained. These would have included the fairly rare but now felled: Spindle Tree (with leaves turning yellow or red in autumn, and panicles of small yellow flowers followed by 4-lobed red fruits which split to reveal orange seeds) also a Wild Service Tree (The flowers provide pollen and nectar for insects, the berries are eaten by birds and its  leaves are eaten by certain moth caterpillars). As a consequence of our initial protest a belated notice of ongoing work was posted midweek by RBC, though no apology was received for the broken undertaking to consult.

Its too late for the Spindle, the Wild Service Tree and various beech etc. However, see photos of some of our actions, included placing notices on some valued trees, including 2 more wild service trees, apple, crab apple, hornbeam, yew, scots pine and beech. We also cleaned some paint off a few trees that were due to be felled in future.  We did a litter pick of the area and identified fly tipping of garden refuse and old fencing done by a neighbouring household. Contact GLOBE on 07768 958407 or send PM for further information about our voluntary work.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Disgraceful! Pity RBC can't be as quick on the upkeep of trees and bushes where I live. Trees are massive and never been pruned in the 13.5 years I lived here - even after numerous requests by me. The path we walk along to school is so overgrown that we now walk on mud. RBC really needs to sort its priorities out!

Oh no 😹😹😹

Rowie Wade

1 years ago

Caversham GLOBE

Serious concerns have been raised at the last two GLOBE meetings about a speculative planning application by Gladman Development on behalf of the Phillimore estate, to build 245 houses on open countryside adjacent to Peppard Road, immediately north of Emmer Green. The fields are in Eye & Dunsden Parish but building here on such a large scale would inevitable have major implications for Caversham & Emmer Green in terms of schools, doctors, traffic etc. Not to mention loss of much valued local countryside. There is a danger that if this application got approved, all of the green fields which surround Caversham and Emmer Green to our north, east and west could be under threat. Building housing on countryside adjacent to the Reading boundary is contrary to south Oxfordshire’s Local Plan and we hope that these proposals are firmly rejected.
We urge all concerned residents to send their objections both to South Oxfordshire District council and to Reading Borough Council who are being consulted as the application site is immediately adjacent to the
Reading boundary. The SODC application is at www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P16%2FS3630%2FO

RBC planning reference is planning.reading.gov.uk/fastweb_PL/detail.asp?AltRef=162174&ApplicationNumber=162174+&AddressPref...

Further information is also available on the CADRA web site at www.cadra.org.uk/news.php
and on Eye & Dunsden parish web site eyedunsden.org/?page_id=30Gladman Developments want to build 245 houses on beautiful countryside in our parish. It would almost triple the population and completely change the character of the area. Please comment on the SODC website by January 9th to ensure that local views are heard. www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P16/S3630/O
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Serious concerns have been raised at the last two GLOBE meetings about a speculative planning application by Gladman Development on behalf of the Phillimore estate, to build 245 houses on open countryside adjacent to Peppard Road, immediately north of Emmer Green. The fields are in Eye & Dunsden Parish but building here on such a large scale would inevitable have major implications for Caversham & Emmer Green in terms of schools, doctors, traffic etc. Not to mention loss of much valued local countryside. There is a danger that if this application got approved, all of the green fields which surround Caversham and Emmer Green to our north, east and west could be under threat. Building housing on countryside adjacent to the Reading boundary is contrary to south Oxfordshire’s Local Plan and we hope that these proposals are firmly rejected.
We urge all concerned residents to send their objections both to South Oxfordshire District council and to Reading Borough Council who are being consulted as the application site is immediately adjacent to the 
Reading boundary. The SODC application is at http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P16%2FS3630%2FO

RBC planning reference is http://planning.reading.gov.uk/fastweb_PL/detail.asp?AltRef=162174&ApplicationNumber=162174+&AddressPrefix=&Postcode=&Submit=Search
 
Further information is also available on the CADRA web site at http://www.cadra.org.uk/news.php
and on Eye & Dunsden parish web site http://eyedunsden.org/?page_id=30

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Caversham GLOBE

Earlier during National Tree Week, Reading Tree Wardens fitted some protective mesh guards to trees at Emmer Green recreation ground. Sadly, these trees had suffered damage to the bark on their trunks (probably by animals, dogs or deer?). The new guards will hopefully prevent further damage and enable the tree bark to heal. Thanks to Emmer Green Residents Association (EGRA) and Caversham GLOBE who funded the tree guards and stakes! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Hello to local residents who read this post. You'll be welcome at the next meeting of Caversham GLOBE group on Tuesday 25 October at 7.15 pm (refreshments from 7 pm) in Church House, Church Street, Caversham. The need for more local people to make their opinions known and for taking action to protect and improve our locality is crucial. One of the other GLOBE groups in Reading is likely to close due to lack of active residents interested in the group's voluntary work. Please don't let that happen to Caversham GLOBE group. It's not very gratifying picking up other people's rubbish year after year but if some of us didn't do it, the alternative is unthinkable, for example: On Saturday 15 October a well-publicised GLOBE litter and fly tipping clearance of the Hill's Meadow area was attended by only 6 people, all of whom have spent their time on many previous occasions doing these type of activities with Caversham GLOBE group. More than 600 people saw the information that the clearance was planned but sadly only 6 people, each one our usual stalwarts, made the time to come along. Even allowing for most busy people's other commitments, it's not an encouraging sign for our group when very few people respond at all. Anyway, the good news is that we have removed 18 sacks of human debris plus 26 glass bottles (put in b/banks) and a lot of plumbing trade waste including 2 plastic tanks a boiler flue, 8 light bulbs, 3 drugs needles,countless plastic coffee filter cups and various other stuff. It's amazing and sad that on 5 March 2016, just 7 months ago, Caversham GLOBE volunteers made a major collection to clear this same area, also pictured. This included 20 general Waste sacks, 10 sacks of recycling, 3 traffic cones, 4 road signs, 2 pallets, 2 large vehicle tyres, 2 drugs needles cases, 14 9v batteries and 121 glass bottles that were put in the recycling bins. Previously, in January 2015 a group of our volunteers also made a massive collection of rubbish from Hill's Meadow area. Draw your own conclusions about the guilty litter louts and thoughtless inconsiderate people who continually leave this blight. And big cheers for GLOBE volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

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