Caversham GLOBE’s Annual Report for the calendar year 2013 has now been published following approval at our AGM on 24 June 2014. It shows the huge range of local environmental issues and activities that Caversham GLOBE supporters have been involved in. The report can be found on the Downloads – Reports page.
Reading RESCUE 2014 [Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean-Up Event]. Caversham GLOBE has organised the following events for RESCUE 2014. All help is welcome.
Please arrive in good time to familiarise yourself with the safety notes and sign our attendance sheet as required for public liability insurance purposes. NOTE. It’s important that participants wear the right clothing and footwear due to ground conditions, working near brambles/undergrowth and weather.
Friday 14 March – Beech Wood off Badgers Rise, end of Hemdean Road 10 am. Meet by junction of Badgers Rise and Hemdean Road. All help is welcome, so please come along. If needed, you can contact Richard Denney via [email protected] or on 07768 958407.
Friday 14 March – Christchurch Meadow/George Street area from 2 pm. Meet at the corner of George Street and Gosbrook Road by the entrance to Christchurch Meadow next to the advertising posters. All help is welcome, so please come along. If needed, you can contact Richard Denney via[email protected] or on 07768 958407.
Saturday 15 March – Far end of The Warren by start of Bridle Path from 10.30 am. Meet at far end of The Warren by 10.30 am. All help is welcome, so please come along. If needed, you can contact Richard Denney via [email protected] or on 07768 958407.
Sunday 16 March – 10.30 am Meet at corner of Rectory Road and Hemdean Road by 10.30 am. All help is welcome, so please come along. If needed, you can contact Dave Kenny via [email protected] or on 07906 630378. Plan is to clear some areas of Caversham centre.
Sunday 16 March – Hill’s Meadow and View Island from 2 pm PROMPT. Meet by the “Thames 21” Van in the gravel area near the skate park on Hill’s Meadow by 2 pm. If needed, you can contact Dave Kenny via [email protected] or on 07906 630378.
The dates have now been confirmed for meetings of Caversham GLOBE Group throughout 2014. All of our meetings start promptly at 7.15 pm with tea/coffee available from 7pm. Meetings are held in the Large Upstairs Hall at Church House, 59 Church Street, Caversham RG4 8AX on the following dates (all TUESDAYS):
28 January, 25 February, 25 March, 22 April, 27 May, 24 June, 22 July, 26 August, 23 September, 28 October, 25 November, 23 December 2014
The annual spring RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event), which is organised by Reading Borough Council and supported by many groups and organisations across the borough, is due to take place from Thursday to Sunday 21 to 24 March. Caversham GLOBE will once again be organising clean up activities in our area. We welcome residents to come along and help with these activities. Litter picking tools and sacks are provided by the Council. See some pictures in our Gallery pages for the astonishing amount of unsightly and often hazardous litter and fly tipping that inconsiderate people have left in Caversham’s open spaces and watercourses. If you think you may be available to help with a couple of hours litter picking for this campaign, please see our “contacts” page.
Our Diary Page has now been updated with details of the events being co-ordinated by Caversham GLOBE on Friday 22 March and Saturday 23 March. All help would be welcome at these events.
UPDATE 23 March: Thanks to all who helped out with the cleanup at Thames Prom on Friday 22 March, a huge amount of litter and flytipped rubbish was collected. Unfortunatley our cleanup on 23 March has been cancelled becasue of the bad weather, but will be rearranged as soon as possible.
Local residents and GLOBE supporters will be invited to help with this clean up of our area, organised by Reading Borough Council and supported by many organisations across the Borough. A productive Spring RESCUE (Rivers & Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event) has taken place for the past 5 years or so, resulting in many environmental hazards, unsightly litter and fly-tipped material being recovered.
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So, if you or someone you know can help, an entry for your diary NOW please – 12/13 October – also, if you of know of an area that would benefit from a clean up, please let us know. More details will be publicised over the next 4 to 6 weeks. Thanks.
A big “thank you” is due to twenty two Caversham GLOBE supporters who invested 71 hours over 4 days in March clearing litter and fly-tipping during the 2012 annual RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event). You may have seen some of them out and about in Central Caversham, Balmore Walk, Bugs Bottom, Christchurch Meadow, Hill’s Meadow and View Island. Their collection included 79 sacks of litter, 4 shopping trolleys, various scrap metal plastic & timber, electric cable, pallets and textiles. Sadly this demonstrates that some members of our community see nothing wrong with fly-tipping of hazardous or general waste or discarding drinks cans, bottles, snack and food wrappers in our green spaces. CLICK THIS PICTURE TO SEE DETAIL
Caversham GLOBE supporters care passionately about our local environment. Do make contact if you would like to help or if you know of an area that would be improved by litter picking, tree or hedge planting. www.cavershamglobe.org.uk
The annual RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Spaces Cleanup Event) is taking place across Reading from 8-11 March. Caversham GLOBE has organised several events to tackle litter around our area. Please join us at any of these events if you can spare an hour or two. Litter pickers, gloves and sacks will be provided.
Our current timetable for RESCUE is as follows (any additional dates will be added to the Diary page):
Thursday 8 March – 10 am BUGS BOTTOM
Hemdean Road to Bugs Bottom alley and adjacent green/wooded areas off Hunters Chase/Tredegar Road.
Meet at Hemdean Road/Badgers Rise by Alley to Bugs Bottom.
Central Caversham/Church Street alley to Promenade Road and School Lane area.
Meet at Abbotsmead Place by the rear vehicle entrance to Iceland Store and adjacent shops premises
Meet at Gosbrook Road entrance to Christchurch Meadow opposite Queen Elizabeth Flats
Hill’s Meadow & The Dannall & View Island
Caversham GLOBE’s Annual Report for the year 2010 has now been published following our A.G.M. on Tuesday 3rd May. It can be found on the Documents – Reports page.
A big “thank you” is due to twenty Caversham GLOBE supporters who invested 64 hours over 3 days to clear litter and fly-tipping during the annual RESCUE week. You may have seen some of them in The Warren, Amersham Road playing field, Central Caversham, Hill’s Meadow, View Island, Grove Hill, Surley Row or Eliot Close. Their collection included 80 sacks of litter, 34 car tyres, 4 car batteries, 2 settees, 2 rotary washing lines, 2 window blinds, a wash basin and toilet, a chain saw, 2 shopping trolleys, 2 wheelie bins (one burned out), a TV and various scrap metal/plastic. Sadly this demonstrates that some members of our community see nothing wrong with fly-tipping of hazardous or general waste or discarding drinks cans, bottles, snack and food wrappers in our green spaces.
Caversham GLOBE is continuing to clear litter during the next few weeks. Do contact us if you would like to help or if you know of an area that would be improved by people who care passionately about our local environment.
The annual RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Cleanup Event) has arrived. Caversham GLOBE has organised five sessions to tackle litter around our area.
Tuesday 8 March 10 am – Amersham Rd area. Meet near Amersham Rd Community Centre, moving on to Hardy Close if time.
Tuesday 8 March 10 am – The Warren. Meet far end of The Warren at start of the bridle path.
Tuesday 8 March 2 pm – Central Caversham footpaths. Meet behind Church House, Church Street.
Thursday 10 March 10 am – Grove Hill footpaths & Hedgerows. Meet by Scout Hut top of Grove Hill.
Sunday 13 March 2pm – Hill’s Meadow/View Island. Meet by recycling bins, Hill’s Meadow.
Gloves, litterpickers and sacks will be provided for all volunteers. This year we will be sorting litter into recyclable and non-recyclable sacks.