Cabfas members are working on a new campaign strategy, which will be in place to make the most of the November strategic planning meeting. The meeting will be an opportunity for the Council to look more closely at the Environment Agency plans, and for members of the public to ask questions. The Cabfas strategy is […]
The flood alleviation scheme includes a wall running along the south bank of the Thames, between Caversham and Reading bridges. The wall will go underground as well as up higher than current walls. The construction will require the permanent loss of all trees along the path.
The Environment Agency’s proposals include a large earth wall, or bund, running the full length of the meadows. The structure is likely to be covered with earth and grass, but all bushes and trees will be cut down and no new plants will be allowed. The bund will run along the edge of the meadows, […]
As a result of pressure from CABFAS, the Environment Agency have recently stepped up their efforts at community engagement. Following their presence at last weekend’s Water Fest, their next pop-up stall will be at the entrance to the Caversham branch of Waitrose tomorrow, Thursday 20 June, between 12 noon and 2pm. They will be handing out overview and […]
If you know nothing or just a little bit about the scheme, the following are some of the questions that it throws up. We will expand this Q&A over time as we get more detailed information through engagement with the EA at individual and campaign level. If you have any specific questions about the scheme […]
You may want to share your views on the proposed flood alleviation scheme with your local councillor or MP. Alternatively you can adapt and send them this template letter. Councillors are listed below by ward. If you’re not sure which ward you live in, go to ww2.reading.gov.uk/meetings/wards/. MPs: The MP for the Reading East constituency is Matt […]
Please download the appropriate template for your word processor software by clicking on the appropriate button below, choose to save the file then open it in your word processor and fill in your name and address, councillor or MP’s name and the date. Your letter will have more impact if you modify it based on […]