Katesgrove Community Association was founded as Katesgrove Residents’ Association on Thursday 7 October 1971, with its members voting for the name change in 2014 to represent the association’s wider aims. We meet regularly on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:15pm at the Waterloo Meadows Play Centre, off Elgar Road.
We hold a ‘Street Party’ on the first Monday in May each year on Waterloo Meadows, based around Waterloo Meadows Play Centre. We try to bring in an act of interest as the centrepiece of the event. Also we normally plant a tree in the meadows on that day.
We are part of the Wider MAPP Partnership, which is trying to build a centre for its 3 component organisations – Reading PHAB Club, the Apollo Youth Club and the Mary Seacole Day Nursery – who are at present housed in sub-standard buildings. This project also includes the refurbishment of the British School on Southampton Street.