Community Groups

Caversham Horticultural Society

Anyone with gardening interests can join Caversham Horticultural Society. They are a gardening club of around 500 member in Reading.

Telephone: 0300 365 2000

Website: www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk

Email: membership@caversham-horticultural.org.uk

Friends of Clayfield Copse

A local conservation group which meets on the first Sunday of the month throughout the year to complete monthly nature tasks to help preserve the environment of the area.

Telephone: 0118 9484454

Website: www.econetreading.org.uk

Email: clayfield@econetreading.org.uk 

Guides and Brownies

Games, activities, craft, badges and fun are on offer. Parents need to put names on the Girl Guiding Association’s waiting list and will be contacted by unit leaders.

Telephone: 0800 169 5901

Website: www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus

Reading Voluntary Action

Reading Voluntary Action promotes strength within Reading’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) by providing information, access to resources, volunteer recruitment and training to people who work in or with charities, community groups and voluntary organisations.

RVA publishes a variety of online resources, including a directory of organisations, along with news and information.

Telephone: 0118 937 2273  

Website: rva.org.uk

Email: info@rva.org.uk

69th Reading 1st Caversham Heights Scouts

Through Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives with activities from camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding.

Website: scouts.org.uk/get-involved/groups/69th-reading-1st-caversham-heights

Volunteering contact

Becky Eytle

Email: becky.eytle@berkshirescouts.org.uk

Scout contact

Kim Williams

Email: kim.williams@berkshirescouts.org.uk

Chainreaction Reading

Chainreaction is a community-based day opportunities service based at the Emmanuel Church, 448 Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1EE, which works with and supports disabled people to develop self confidence, friendships, personal skills and independence. It is a non-profit organisation which is part of the Kingsley organisation.

Telephone: 0118 959 9650

Website: www.kingsleyorganisation.org.uk

Email: Helen@kingsleyorganisation.org.uk

CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)

Tasks every Wednesday throughout the year ranging from hedgelaying and coppicing to scrub clearance, invasive species control and path maintenance at sites in and around Reading, including many of Reading’s open spaces such as Clayfield Copse in Caversham.

Telephone: 0118 375 1756 

Website: www.econetreading.org.uk/programme/HomeCROW.html

Email: info@econetreading.org.uk

Reading Caversham Height Evening

Members of Townswomen’s Guilds offer each other support and stability in an increasingly fragmented society, with each member benefiting from a strong national movement that has remained a cornerstone for thousands of women across the UK.

Telephone: 01491 681223

Website: www.the-tg.com/caversham

The Silvers' Workshop

The Silvers’ Workshop is part of the men’s shed movement, a voluntary organisation for older men who would like to learn fresh skills, finding purpose and companionship. The shed in Hilcot Road is a friendly, welcoming place involving tools for wood and metalwork, and things often of more interest to men than women.

Telephone: 0118 959 9971 

Website: thesilversworkshop.org.uk

Email: chairman@thesilversworkshop.org.uk