We strongly believe that local/small business is generally best. Yes, there are exceptions … but it’s reported that 80p of every pound spent in ‘big chain’ shops/supermarkets leaves the local economy so you can see why we take the view we do.
We are very grateful for the support we receive, and we strongly urge our site visitors to make use of local businesses and services to help keep Caversham and nearby towns thriving. We all gain.
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Abingdon Beds, an easy drive from Caversham (and with free parking), is an independent family-run business. With a well-chosen range of beds and mattresses all at keen prices, plus expert advice, if you want a good night’s sleep then these are the people to go to. They’ve been doing it for over 25 years so they’re certainly doing something right – and delivery is free to Caversham.
Tel: 01235 555255
Address: 13 Spring Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1AH
Do you want to know what is happening where you live? See Caversham Bridge, your local church and community newspaper, every month. In the July issue you can read a fascinating account of a trip to Cambodia by community nurse Carole Moloney. Carole is this newspaper’s circulation manager (see below). Also there is an account of an 11-day pilgrimage by Father Paul Martin of the church of Our Lady and St Anne.
If you would like to find out who delivers the Caversham Bridge in your area, contact Carol Moloney on 0118 9471370.
Central Reading Hotels
Offering both hotel and serviced accommodation, Central Reading Hotels, on the Caversham Road, have been providing a good quality but well priced service to tourist and business visitors since 1990.
Tel: 0118 958 9900 / 0118 950 9967
Address: 164-166 Caversham Road, Reading, Berks, RG1 8AZ
R Cotterill and Son
“We are a family owned and run garage, established in 1964, just 10 minutes from Caversham. We service and repair most makes of car and light commercial vehicle. Classic cars are also catered for. We are also happy to sort out those small jobs – light bulbs and wiper blades, anti-freeze, tyre pressures and tread checks.
“We have excellent diagnosis and fault-finding equipment, and we also prepare and submit for MOT and undertake MOT failure work, including welding. We mend and supply new exhaust and catalytic converters, and have a complete tyre service too – from mending punctures to supplying new tyres, including tracking and balancing.
“For friendly, reliable help with your vehicle from a family team you can trust, call us on 0118 947 8830. You’ll find we’re very competitive on price for both parts and labour, but that we always work to a high standard.”
Tel: 0118 947 8830
Address: R Cotterill & Son, The Forge Garage, Binfield Heath, Henley, RG9 4DT.
Lawn and Turf Care
“We offer a full range of lawn, garden and sports turf maintenance services, for customers in the Reading and surrounding areas. We have a strong client base made up of private individuals, sales and letting agents, and sports clubs. We offer competitive pricing backed by years of professional experience.”
Tel: 0779 2280 066
Nigel (an artist): Pet Portraits and More …
Pets are important. A good portrait of a pet can really capture them – not just their likeness but how they are – their character. We have to declare a personal link between one of the team here and Nigel but, that aside, we are very impressed with the work he does, particularly his pet portraits: he really does manage to capture that extra ‘something’.
Tel: 07785 532 577 / 0118 9744272
South Central Ambulance Service
You can help your local community in all sorts of ways and the South Central Ambulance Service gives a lot of ways to find out more. Helping the community – one way or another, it will bring benefits to the helper too. The link below has more details: