Category: Events

2017 Spring RESCUE clean-up event on 12th March

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 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.

Ricky Josey talk on the Reading Adopt your Street scheme – Tuesday 28th February 2017

Adopt Your Street posterWe are pleased to welcome Ricky Josey to the Caversham GLOBE meeting on Tuesday 28th February to talk about the new Reading Adopt Your Street Scheme as well as the RESCUE (Rivers & Environemntal Spaces Clean-up Event. Ricky is now working with Reading Borough Council’s streetcare team to set up the Adopt Your Street scheme in which local residents can volunteer to help keep their area clean. The scheme runs successfully in neighbouring boroughs and is now being extended to Reading. You can choose the area you want to keep clean and tidy and when you want to do it. Volunteers will be provided with litter pickers, plastic bags, gloves and high-vis. Any street or local space can be adopted. All are welcome to the meeting to hear more about this important initiative, which supports residents in caring for their communities and environments.

Walk around Caversham lakes

Many of you will know that Lafarge Aggregates, and its predecessors Redland and Folleys, have extracted gravel along the Thames over many years. In 2010 Lafarge put forward plans to create some so called “permissive footpaths” along with other facilities such as a bird habitats, a hide and fishery lakes with parking.

We are proposing to meet at 2 pm this Sunday 5 October to walk some of the paths that have now been established.

Lafarge Lakes map of Dec 2010 proposals annotated to show restrictions September 2014


The approach to this is off Henley Road at the traffic light junction with Caversham Park Road. Go down the private road towards the marina for about 300 yards, where you’ll see a small car park on the left through a gate. There is also space to park at the side of the road at this point if coming by car/bike. We shall meet there at 2 pm..

So far as distance is concerned, this will vary for individuals, as one could do up to 4 miles. on this you will have the choice. The ground is dry at the moment and flat, though uneven on some of the paths.  Low growing brambles occur on some of the informal paths but there are wide grassy and flat.paths too.What will we see, apart from anglers? There’s not a lot of open water views because willow, alder and shrubbery grows extensively along the banks. You’ll see the same waterfowl as on the Thames and maybe woodpeckers, fox and evidence of rabbits. A few impressive trees remain from the former farming era. Most of the flora has gone over.
I’ve attached a map which you may find helpful. Decisions about who walks where can be made when we meet. If you have any questions please contact me Richard Denney via this GLOBE email or 07768 958407.. What ever the weather some of us will be there.  It is an “own risk” activity so please wear your preferred footwear etc and keep yourself and companions safe whilst we are on the site. Best wishes, Richard Denney

Caversham Globe litter cleanups on Monday 8th and 22nd November 2010

On Monday 8th November Caversham GLOBE will be carrying out a thorough litter clean up of a small area in central Caversham – specifically: School Lane area, the alley by the telephone exchange behind the shops through to Promenade Road, the Car Park, and some areas close by that we may discover as needing to benefit from our civic pride and practical action.

If any local people have some time to help with this please come along. We will have sacks and some litter picking tools but you should have your own gloves. If anyone knows of other areas that would benefit from a clean, do please let us know as we are planning another clean up on 22 November, that will include the foot path from Henley Road shops behind Chiltern Road and anywhere else required (within reason!).

Contact number on the day, in the even of very heavy rain, 07768958407

UPDATE: 12 sacks of litter were collected.

Please see our DIARY page for details of the cleanup on Monday 22nd November.

Caversham Globe RESCUE Event – Tuesday 9th March 2010

Caversham GLOBE has arranged two practical events on Tuesday 9th March as part of our contribution to this year’s annual RESCUE (Rivers & Environmental Spaces Cleanup) event:

10am – BALMORE WALK – meet by Allotment Gate at the Surgery entrace, Hemdean Road, Caversham
2pm – HILL’S MEADOW – meet by the Recycling Bins, George St, Caversham.

All help welcome. Gloves, sacks and litter pickers will be provided. Please be sure to arrive by the above times.

Caversham GLOBE

Public meeting 6th August – Guest speaker: Ben Stanesby, Head of Parks (RBC)

Caversham GLOBE has arranged a public meeting at Church House, 59 Church street, Caversham. on Thursday 6 August 2009 at 7.15pm when Ben Stanesby, Head of Parks, Reading Borough Council (RBC), will give information on developments in our local parks & open spaces and also talk about the Council’s trees policy. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss local concerns.  This will be followed by the regular monthly GLOBE meeting.