GLOBE is for people who care passionately about our local environment.
- working to improve and protect green spaces for the benefit of wildlife and local residents.
- taking practical action on the ground as well as influencing policy and planning decisions.
Our activities include:
- Practical events such as tree and hedge planting, rubbish clearance, graffiti removal and walks.
- Encouraging Councillors and Council Officers to take action to improve the local environment.
- Monitoring and commenting on planning applications and consultations on issues such as landscaping, flood risk, wildlife conservation, light pollution and visual impact.
- Working with other local community, residents and conservation groups to further common aims.
- Refubishing and planting the 22 wooden planter boxes in Central Caversham
Caversham GLOBE works in all parts of Reading Borough north of the Thames as well as adjoining areas along the riverside and into South Oxfordshire. We are an independent community-based group funded by donations. We are one of several GLOBE groups set up in Reading in the mid-1990s following the Rio Earth Summit.
GLOBE Meetings & Mailing List
We meet each month to talk about local issues and make decisions (see Diary page for dates). Anyone is welcome to the meetings which are held in the upstairs hall at: Church House, 59 Church Street, Caversham RG4 8AX (by Prospect Street mini roundabout) Click here to open Map in New window. To be added to our mailing list please email, phone or write with your contact details and areas of interest. (see Contacts page). We have no annual subscription, all we ask is for your interest, support, ideas, expertise and energy.
- Planning application for 260 properties on Reading Golf Club submittedOur friends at the ‘Keep Emmer Green’ (KEG) campaign have asked us to tell our members about the planning application […]
- Caversham GLOBE oppose EA planned Flood scheme of Walls and Bunds – Asking for natural Flood defencesThe Environment Agency has been running multiple consultations regarding a flood defence scheme based on heavy engineering of walls, bunds […]
3 weeks ago
Thanks to Friends of Clayfield Copse for setting up a self-guided tree trail around Clayfield Copse. It launches on Saturday 7th and runs until the end of November. Directional signs will be in place, starting from the car park. Come and get to know ten trees really well, each with its own story set out for you. Meet the 'lovers' tree, the 'Queen of the Woods' tree and the 'super carbon recycling' tree. Find out what wildlife likes which trees, which wood makes the best brooms and hear the sad story of our ash trees. More at www.econetreading.org.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less
An interesting local walk for lockdown! Enjoy!
Enjoy 🍂🍁💐 we want you all to be safe and hang around forever and a day 💓💖💓
Our friends at Plastic Free Caversham invite all residents to take part in the Caversham October Clean any time during the half term week - click on the link below for more details ... See MoreSee Less
The footpath over the weir will be closed during construction of the hydro which is now underway. View Island can still be accessed from Hill's Meadow.On Tuesday 6th October at 9am an exciting event is taking place with the start of civils construction at the Weir to create Reading Hydro. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the preparatory work to get the site ready for the contractors.
It does mean however that you will not be able to use the path from View Island to the weir as that is where the turbines are being installed. Please use the alternative route over Reading Bridge if walking from Lower Caversham into Reading.
We will update you on progress on the construction and thank you for your patience during this phase ... See MoreSee Less
A reminder from KEG that the deadline for objections is 25th SeptemberThe planning application for 260 houses at Reading Golf Club is the most objected to in Reading Borough - ever - with over 1000 objections! But we still need your help. This is the LAST weekend to make YOUR voice heard. Don't let Reading Golf Club take local residents for granted, and have your say.
Object by the 25th September:
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A great opportunity to be part of local community enterprise. ... See MoreSee Less
Keep Britain Tidy are organising a Great British Cleanup from 11-27 September. Caversham GLOBE hope to be able to support this with cleanup events locally in September, subject to social distancing guidelines etc. Dates and venues to be arranged. ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great time with the big Caversham tidy up we did back in (thinks)( Feb?) - would be great to be able to meet up and do this again.
7 months ago
The 20 planter boxes in Church Street are looking great at the moment. GLOBE volunteers have cared for these planters for several years. We hope to be able to carry out some maintenance on the deteriorating woodwork later in the year. Meanwhile, the shrubs are in flower and really brighten up the centre of Caversham. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to all at Caversham Globe. Looks great 🎉🎉
Lovely! Gladdens the heart to see well cared for community areas. Big thanks to the Globe volunteers for their efforts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Looking wonderful. So proud of Caversham GLOBE.
keep up the good work you lovely people!
A massive thank you to all of the residents who came out to support Caversham Globe and Plastic Free Caversham to clean up Christchurch Meadows, Hill's Meadow and View Island this morning. At least 40 bags of rubbish were collected ! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done one and all
Have you seen this video entitled 'A new type of river management is coming'? It's made in partnership with the Environment Agency (EA). Shouldn't the Caversham Flood scheme EA team be applying these approaches? e.g. keep 'wiggles' in river instead of straightening it with that conveyancing channel, slowing the flow instead of speeding it up? youtu.be/21YAP8RF_sw ... See MoreSee Less
I think that’s how the river used to be. It certainly had bigger water meadows 400 years ago.
GLOBE is supporting this cleanup event on 8th March. The plan is to cover Christchurch Meadows as well as Hills Meadow and View Island. Start time is 10am in the carpark at Hill's Meadow. All welcome, but please let us know in advance if you are coming, either message us or email [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
Join the Woodland Improvement Team tomorrow (Tues 11th) for some tree planting at Bugs Bottom in Caversham. Meet by the main entrance off Hunter's Chase for 10am. We've got 300-350 native tree species trees to plant!
Follow the link for more details:
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GLOBE supporters have been busy planting up a gap in the hedge at the Grove Road allotments and smaller gaps along the edge of Emmer Green Recreation ground. Thanks to help from several local residents as well as EGRA and The Conservation Volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic work Globe! Thank you so much from the Emmer Green residents 👍
Missing you guys and girls x
Thank you 🙏I have been waiting for the council to do this after a guy drove through the hedge a couple of years ago. ⚠️
11 months ago
Great work by the Econet Conservation Volunteers who have completed the hedglaying at Balmore Walk this week ... See MoreSee Less
It looks wonderful. Thank you all.
It looks really good
Golf Club and Redrow run roughshod over community wishes
KEG has learnt with regret, but not surprise, that Reading Golf Club, with developers Redrow Homes, plan to submit a planning application to build on the WHOLE of the land within Reading Borough Council.
They have blatantly chosen to disregard Reading's Local Plan and the careful consultation that took place with local people.
KEG has been accused of scaremongering but our worst fears appear to be coming true. This application will almost inevitably be followed by another to build on the land within South Oxfordshire once the opportunity arises.
KEG will fight vigorously any application to build on the Golf course land because of the potentially harmful effects on local residents from pollution and traffic congestion as well as the loss of valuable and irreplaceable green space, woodland and wildlife habitat.
PLEASE SUPPORT US NOW - join our campaign to
KEEP EMMER GREEN and fight the developers. ... See MoreSee Less
RBC will say yes to any development
Worth noting that part of this problem in Reading is due to bins overflowing, animals/birds rummaging through bins or very windy weather. Once the litter is outside the bin it often does not get collected and then can blow into the rivers. A redesign of the bins or larger bins could go a long way to solving this. Also by Clearwater House I noticed a lot of festival rubbish was not cleared up after the Bank Holiday and subsequently blew into the river.
This was the shocking state of St Martins Precinct this afternoon. The bins have not been emptied since last week and the whole area is strewn with litter and flies buzzing around disgarded food. Yesterday volunteers from Caversham GLOBE cleaned up the precinct but today it was too much so we called Reading Borough Council's Festival Hotline, only to be told that RBC would not be cleaning it as the precinct is private property. That may be so, but in previous years RBC have cleared litter from the precinct if not emptied the precinct bins. After all, RBC are paid by Festival Republic to keep the whole area clean during the Festival. However if its the responsibility of the precinct's Managing Agents then they need to make provision for extra cleaning over Reading Festival .... ... See MoreSee Less
This will give the rat population a boost
During the festival weekend, RBC have enough to do without having to also take care of private property. It would be like Tesco opposite expect RBC to clean their forecourt etc The property owners and business should look after it. They make a fortune from this event.
RBC never empties litter bins in Caversham year-round until long after they're overflowing 😡
Emmer green park bins not emptied I filmed rats jumping in and out of the bins also the wasp problem is also terrible.
The precinct make alot of money from the festival aswell, if its private property then its not really up to RBC, large wheely bins would have been a good way to ensure less litter on the floors i think maybe we should all make suggestions to the appropriate people for the future so something is actually done about this
Absolutely disgraceful. RBC and the festival organisers are happy to make money off the festival but aren’t prepared to look after the town.
Well the Balmore Park bins are emptied on a daily basis, very impressed
Either RBC or the Festival must be responsible. They just need to work out between them which of them it is. Maybe it’s feedback for next year that they need to provide some extra large wheelybins for the precinct like the ones along Church St?
Somebody had definitely cleared it up when I was there-around 5.30 today
Bigger bins required over the August bank holiday
There are plenty of bins outside of the precinct. Why can’t young people show some sense of responsibility and respect for the environment and use them.
Maybe instead of taking a picture clear up some of the rubbish? Is everyone filled a bag it would soon be gone 😁
5 things the soya industry doesn't want you to know ... See MoreSee Less
Building on this woodland would be contrary to Reading's adopted Tree Strategy: the woodland behind Blenheim Road is supposed to be protected by a blanket TPO. It also goes against Reading council's declaration of a Climate Emergency. One of the ways of combating climate change and reducing air pollution is planting more trees and crucially not reducing existing mature tree cover by allowing planning applications such as this one. ... See MoreSee Less
Does anyone know if 190434 was approved on Wed eve?
Caversham GLOBE Monthly Meeting 23 July 7 pm
Church House, Church Street, Caversham. All supporters and local residents warmly welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday 6 July marks National Meadows Day, celebrating all things meadowy. ... See MoreSee Less
The Thames needs your support, please take a minute to contact Matt Rodda MPSHOCKING: Every river we tested across the UK contains plastic and one river, the River Mersey, has proportionally more plastic than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Is your MP doing ANYTHING about it? Tell them to act here: act.gp/2WSaS9E ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday 25th June Monthly Meeting, 8pm , Church House, Church Street, Caversham
This month’s meeting will follow on from the AGM, which starts at 7pm. As always, all supporters and residents are warmly welcomed. In the light of RBC declaring a Climate Emergency, setting up a new cleaner air and safer transport forum and the consultation on the Local Transport Plan it is essential that we engage in all these opportunities and keep the air quality issues in Caversham high up the agenda.
The more support we have, the harder we are to ignore. ... See MoreSee Less