Archive of Communities At Risk from the Environment

Scope and Content

Material dates mainly from 1986-1987 and 1993. It comprises a file in no apparent order, including correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, reports, press cuttings (mainly from the local press).

Administrative / Biographical History

Communities At Risk from the Environment (CARE) was founded in Berkshire circa 1986 in response to concerns about health risks from nearby military and research establishments, notably AWE Aldermaston and RAF Burghfield. More detailed cataloguing and further research should establish more detail about the group.


We have kept the file in its original order pending further cataloguing.

Access Information

Available to researchers, by appointment. Access to archive material is subject to preservation requirements and must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation. This Archive includes items containing personal data, to which access is restricted under the Data Protection Act pending further cataloguing. This will be carried out in response to user demand so individuals are encouraged to inform Special Collections of their interest in this material.

Acquisition Information

Donated to Special Collections by the Peace Museum in 2012.


This description is 'interim'; it is published as part of our 'First Sort' programme which aims to put basic information about new archives into the public domain as quickly as possible. We will refine and enrich it in response to user demand.

Archivist's Note

Described by Alison Cullingford, February 2015, using ISAD(G) 2.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of Special Collections staff, subject to copyright law and the condition of the originals. Applications for permission to make published use of any material should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian in the first instance. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

Duplicates and irrelevant material have been weeded as seen; further appraisal will be carried out as the Archive is catalogued in more detail.

Custodial History

Donated to the Peace Museum between 1993 and 2012.


No further accruals are expected.

Geographical Names