We Are Hiring!

Bookkeeper and Office Administrator

We’re Hiring! Join our team as an Office Administrator/Receptionist or Bookkeeper!
If you have the experience or feel you’d be perfect for either role, send your CV to the Trustees:
For any questions around these roles, please contact the Trustees and they will be happy to assist.

GrassRootz Youth Club has started at the Milestone Centre!

After a few years, we are delighted to once again have a youth club based here with us in Caversham Park Village. We are happy to welcome GrassRootz to the Milestone family!

On Tuesday evenings, term time, from 7pm until 8.30pm

£3 per child for ages 12-16

GrassRootz offers sports, crafts and game consoles, all from the Milestone Centre.

Inspire Growth. Meet New Friends. Learn New Skills!

Please see grassrootz.ltd on Instagram to find out more!

What can you get for £2?

What can you get for £2?
1 jar of nutella… or a whole month of membership at CPVA!
Our annual membership costs just £25 for an adult (and even cheaper for seniors!)
If you’re looking for a way to get more involved in your local community and support a charity that has been running for 56 years,
then why not read our website for more information and click the join tab to sign up!

The Village Cafe- New Menu is Live!

We are excited to say that our new menu has now gone live (click on the hyperlink to view!)

We are offering a delicious range of toasties, sandwiches and jacket potatoes, as well as our freshly prepared and home cooked specials menus.  We offer seasonal delights such as our Christmas themed brie, cranberry and bacon baguette.  We also have a great range of hot drinks to choose from, whatever your preference is!

We are open as the Village Cafe Monday – Friday 9am-2pm and all are welcome, including kids and dogs!

What’s On in December

What’s On In December

We have a busy month coming up! With events for all the family, and for both our members and wider community.
First up is our Santa’s Grotto on the 11th of December from 2pm. We have a few last slots remaining to meet the big man. Prebooking is essential so that he has time to make his list (and check it twice) 🎅🏻
Next up we have the return of live music to the Milestone on the 18th of December – and we couldn’t be more excited! Vintage Vamp will be bringing us all our favourite hits from the 80s, 90s and noughties. This is one you definitely do not want to miss!
We’ll be rounding off that weekend with our very first Indoor Christmas Market – just perfect for picking up those last minute Christmas gifts whilst supporting local independent businesses! We welcome all of our community to this event – why not ask about joining the Milestone family when you do?

July Update from the Milestone Centre

The Village Cafe

As I hope you know, we have been open for a little while now during the day, as the Village Cafe. We open at 10am each weekday, with both indoor and outdoor seating available, and we have a great menu of food and drinks available, including our new iced coffees which have been popular this week as you can imagine!
All of the family are welcome, including any kids that are now on school holidays, so we would love to see you down here soon.

Social Club
We have some fantastic events planned in the diary for the next couple of months, so pop these dates in your diary and let us know if you would like to know more. If you don’t do so already, we would recommend you follow us on Facebook / Instagram /twitter for more updates. We will also be updating our website with more information on these upcoming events so please stay tuned!

Saturday 31st July
Caribbean Festival
Wednesday 11th August
Kids Arts & Craft Day
Saturday 14th August
Kids Summer Disco
Wednesday 18th August
Kids Storytelling
Wednesday 25th August
Football Tournament
Saturday 28th August
Family Fun Day
Sunday 29th August
Funky Fun Quiz Night
Sunday 5th September
Karaoke Night

Hopefully you have visited and enjoyed our mini refurbishment inside, but we are excited to say we have a bit of refurbishment happening outside on our patio too. We hope that you will be able to enjoy this space in the sunny days ahead!

Sports and Societies
A reminder that our lovely sports and societies are now returning post lockdown, and we are so excited to welcome all these members back through our doors! If you are interested in finding out more or getting involved in Badminton, Squash or Drama then please get in touch or visit our website. We also have more and more groups joining us here which is great to bring even more of our community into the Milestone centre, and we now have everything from Brownies to Trampoline fitness under our roof!
General note to all members

Please ensure that all members bring your cards with you. You will not be able to gain access to any of the buildings without them, and you will not be able to access any of our member discounted prices either. If you need to renew your membership, please visit cpva.org.uk/members
If you have a friend or family member who you think would like to join, please bring them along for a visit and then direct them to Join – Caversham Park Village Association (cpva.org.uk). At just £23 for an annual adult membership, we are quite frankly a great bargain! 🙂
As always, we welcome any feedback that you may have on the association or the social club, and you’re always welcome to get in touch with any suggestions that you may have for going forwards.

We all hope very much to see lots of familiar faces (and some new ones too!) over the summer.

Take care,
All of the team @ the Milestone

Why not join CPVA?

Monday is here again!

Now that restrictions have lifted, have you been thinking about trying a new hobby?

Maybe you want to dust off that squash or badminton racquet? Or get some holiday feeling with a few games of table tennis?

Do you want to jump the calories off with Bounce Caversham or learn “comment parler francais” ready for a holiday next year?  We’ve got all this, and more! Please visit our ‘join’ page to sign up!

We are a charity that receives no council or government funding and have been serving our community of Caversham Park (and beyond!) for 55 years and counting 🥰

April 2021 Reopening

We are delighted to now be able to reopen some areas of the association in line with lockdown regulations, it’ll be a gradual reopening and return to normal service, so please do bear with us while we work out how to do this whilst keeping both our customers and our staff safe.

Reopening in April


Our Squash courts are now bookable on the following link – Squash Booking System– from the 12th April onwards, but strictly for solo play, games between same household members and bubbles. We expect Squash England will provide further advice as lockdown restrictions ease, and we look forward to a possible return to more normal play from May onwards.


Similar to above, we can now accept bookings for badminton games between households and bubbles.  We can also accommodate youth badminton in group sessions if there is interest – please do let us know if this is the case.  We will keep you updated on when we can return to normal play.

Social Club

The Social Club will be reopening from 15th April with outdoor patio service only, until we hope to resume indoor service in May.  We will be serving a patio menu, with Caribbean specials on the weekend and our usual fantastic drinks deals.  Please adhere to the guidance regarding social distancing, and remember the rule of 6 (or 2 households of any size) at one table.  We will also be looking to open earlier in the afternoon to allow you the opportunity to enjoy the patio area with a drink or a snack when the weather is good.

Latest Covid information for the Milestone Centre

Page last updated: 6 January 2021

National Lockdown Restrictions

As Reading Borough is under tier 4 covid restrictions, regrettably most f the centre is now closed.

Available Services


Our office staff are available for enquiries, but not in person.  Please call our new telephone number 0118 334 1040 or contact us.

Caribbean Food Take Away

We are also offering a Caribbean food take away service on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Please click here for the menu, pricing, and more information or subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date.

Little Stars After School Club

As a childcare facility, the restrictions are quite different for Little Stars After School Club.  Parents should make direct contact Little Stars direct for more information.

Everything Else

Unfortunately, all our other facilities are closed, and we don’t know when we will be able to reopen them, but we will do so as soon as we are allowed to.

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Milestone Centre Temporarily Closed for Lockdown 2

Updated 26th November 2020

We are currently reviewing our options following the Government updates earlier today.  Once we have an update we will of course share it with you so please keep an eye on your email and our social media channels.  If you have any further questions please do get in touch. 

After today’s vote in Parliament, the Government has now told all pubs, bars and leisure centres, along with a number of other places of social gathering, to close with effect from Thursday 5 November.

The Milestone Centre is therefore now temporarily closed, hopefully only until 2 December, including all of our leisure and sporting clubs and sessions, including the squash courts, until the Government restrictions are lifted further.  If your children attend one of the two childcare or educational groups, I suggest that you contact the organisers of those groups for further information.

The social club has also closed so the bar and function rooms, along with the youth and recreation wing, are also closed to members.

We will still have staff around to carry on running things, but the office will also be closed to visitors.  If you need to contact us, please contact us or call 0118 947 2589.  Please do not visit in person.  If you need access to the Centre, please get in touch to make an appointment to do so.

We hoped that we would not be back in this situation again, and it is difficult to know when and how normality will return.  Please be assured that we will do everything in our power to reopen as soon as we safely and legally can.

Please do stay safe, keep washing those hands and we’ll look forward to seeing you again,

Remember that you can always keep up to date with any developments and news on this website or our social media channels or our website at www.cpva.org.uk

If your membership is up for renewal, we would greatly appreciate your support by doing so now by going to www.cpva.org.uk/members.  You can also make a donation when renewing, and it goes without saying that, as a charity, we would so appreciate your support at this difficult time.

We’ve been here, serving our community, for 55 years in December.  We really hope we’ll be able to have you here to celebrate it with us.  We’d love to be here for another 55 years, but we can’t do that without your continued support.

It takes a great team effort to keep the Milestone Centre open.  We receive no funding other than what we can raise from your memberships, your custom and hiring out our facilities and I’m immensely proud to have such a great team working at the Centre to keep it open for you and I thank them for their help to achieve this.  As members, I hope that you will come in to see us again, in whichever guise that it, in December and beyond, and I hope that you, your families and friends remain safe and healthy in the meantime.

Steve Bell