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Information Centre

Didcot Town Council's Information Centre (formerly the One Stop Shop) provides information across a range of local authority services and acts as a signpost for access to these services.

The Information Centre is located in the Council Offices on Britwell Road, by the Civic Hall opposite the Didcot Health Centre. 

Opening times are 9.00am to 4.45pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.00am to 3.45pm on Fridays.

The main benefit to the local community is the provision of a local point of contact, access to services and the ability to enable and co-ordinate local enquiries more efficiently.

To see which local authority does what, go to the Local Government Explained page.


The recycling scheme is run by South Oxfordshire District Council. For information on recycling you should contact their help line on 03000 610610 or email recycling@southoxon.gov.uk .

South Oxfordshire District Council's garden waste scheme is a good way to conveniently get rid of your garden waste.  Many residents have paid for the service, which means they can have garden waste collected from their property in a wheeled bin every fortnight, on the same day as the normal refuse and recycling collections. More information including prices can be found by going to www.southoxon.gov.uk/gardenwaste.  Residents can use their wheeled bins for all types of garden waste such as weeds, hedge clippings, dead flowers and grass cuttings. All garden waste collected will be composted locally and used to improve local farmland.

Home Composting

For advice on home composting please go to www.recyclenow.com/compost. The subsidised compost bin initiative is no longer open.

County Council Waste Recycling Centres

Garden waste can also be taken to one of the County Council’s Waste Recycling Centres where it will be composted. The nearest centre is Drayton, Steventon Road, OX14 4LA.

For more information on this scheme visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Bus Passes and Blue Badges

Application forms for Bus Passes and Blue Badges can be obtained from the Didcot Library, they can also do the online application for you if you do not have access to a computer. Both schemes are administered by Oxfordshire County Council so the forms have to be returned to them, the address is on the form. They will send out the passes when the application is processed.

The bus pass scheme allows those that have it to travel on buses all round the country, though not on national express and other similar services such as the coaches to London from Oxford. It can be used on most Park & Ride services. Bus passes will only usually be accepted after 9am or in some districts 9.30am.

The age you become eligible to apply for a bus pass will depend on when you were born, for more information please contact the OCC website.  If you are disabled you may be eligible for a bus pass at any age.

Blue Badges (disabled parking) is only available to people with a disability and who have registed with Oxfordshire County Council and have been authorised a badge and can only be used when the badge holder is present in the vehicle.

Planning Applications

As a statutory consultee the Town Council's Information Centre holds hard copies of upcoming planning applications in Didcot. They are available to view during the opening hours of the Information Centre. If you wish to view an application you should contact the Information Centre to ensure that we have the application you are interested in, in the office.

We do hold some hard copies of past applications (space permitting) and these are usually kept for upto 18 months.

Alternatively all local planning applications can be viewed online by visiting the South Oxfordshire District Council planning pages.

Contact details:

Sally Robinson or Beth Gillham - Information Centre Manager

Didcot Town Council
Britwell Road
OX11 7HN
Telephone: (01235) 812637
Fax: (01235) 512837
Email: council@didcot.gov.uk