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Cancellation of Carol Concert - 11th December

Due to the severe weather we have experienced over the weekend schools, and therefore the Carol Concert scheduled at the Civic Hall for 11th December has been cancelled.

Bin Collections During Snowy Conditions

South Oxfordshire District Council have asked the Town Council to circulate the following message:

"Monday 11 December

Some of today's waste and recycling collections are being affected by adverse weather conditions. Please see below a message that we are sharing with residents. We will be keeping both the South and Vale websites updated, along with social media.

Your waste collections - adverse weather conditions 

Our waste collection crews are out and about emptying bins where they can, although most side streets are too dangerous for their 26 tonne trucks.

If it is safe to do so, please put your bins out as normal.  If the bins in your street aren't emptied on your normal collection day, please leave them out for three days and we will try and come back to get them.  If we haven't managed to get back to you in three days, bring your bins back in and we will come and get them next time they're due.  If this is the case, we will collect extra waste left out next to your bin next time around.

Even if the roads around you are clear, it might still be difficult for our waste collection crews to reach you - that might be because the roads between you and our depot are not passable for our large trucks or it might just be that the snow and ice has slowed the crew down so much that they aren't able to finish their complete rounds in one day. 

We are very sorry for any disruption and inconvenience this causes you - we are doing the best we can to get out to as many of you as we can, but the safety of the general public out on the roads, and of our waste collection crews is our first priority."

Railway Disruption Over Christmas

Please see this message regarding disruptions to railway services over the Christmas period.

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Footpath Closure – at GWP Didcot, Footpaths 197/1, 401/16 and 189/19.

A request has been received from Taylor Wimpey for a temporary footpath closure to apply to footpaths 197/1, 401/16 and 189/19 whilst essential Great Western Park new development works are carried out.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 13 December 2017 for 6 months with a view to extend. (An emergency footpath closure has been put in place from 23 November which will last for 21 days, due to works starting immediately).  The estimated duration of the works programme is 2 years approximately.

Map of closure
Traffic Order 

Science Vale Cycling Network (SVCN) Schemes: Vegetation Clearance (20 November - 8 December 2017)

We have been advised by Oxfordshire County Council that some vegetation clearance alongside Milton Road and Basil Hill Road (Didcot) will be taking place w/c 20th November 2017 for approximately 5 weeks.  This is to enable works before improving these existing cycling routes in 2018, including the implementation of the recently approved 40mph speed limit on Milton Road (Didcot).   The contractors will be SKANSKA.

The working hours will be 9.30 to 15.30 to avoid peak-time traffic and minimise the inconvenience to road users. These works will not affect directly residents’ properties whilst the traffic management will be with temporary traffic lights or “Go” / “Stop” boards in order to cause very little disruption to the traffic.

Basil Hill Road map
Milton Road map

Expression of Interest for the use of vacant space within Willowbrook Leisure Centre

The Town Council is seeking expressions of interest from interested groups for the use of vacant space within Willowbrook Leisure Centre, Bowmont Water, Didcot, OX11 7AF.

Click here for more information.

Entry to primary or infant school - September 2018

For children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014

Admission dates:
15th January 2018 - closing date for all applications
16th April 2018 - letters offering places will be posted second-class or online applications will be emailed this day

For more information:
website: oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

email: admissions.schools@oxfordshire.gov.uk
tel: 0345 241 2487

Gas Mains Replacement on Foxhall Road w/c 30th October 2017

Didcot Town Council has been asked to publicise Gas Mains Replacement on Foxhall Road commencing 30/10/17.

Works on the Foxhall Road are proposed to last 6 weeks which will enable them to be clear for the 11/12/17 in time for the Christmas Embargo. Throughout these works there will be a series of Multiway Way & Two Way Signals due to open cutting a new main to improve the gas network. All residents directly affected by our mains replacement works will be lettered by SGN.

The plan below shows the phasing of the works.

If you have any queries regarding these works please do not hesitate to contact Customer Advisor Hannah Massi on hannah.massi@gplgroup.co.uk.

Plan of works


Welcome to Didcot Town Council

Didcot is the largest town in South Oxfordshire with a population of just over 25,000 at the last Census in 2011.  As the town is designated as a growth town, the population continues to increase.

Didcot Town Council is a “local council”, a type of local authority so legislation governs what we do and how we operate.

The Town Council provides a range of services to the people of Didcot.  We have 21 councillors who make most decisions about what we do at formal committee meetings.

On these pages you can find out more about our parks, lakes and play areas.  You can also find out about meetings of the full Council, committees, councillors and what we spend money on.

The Town Council office is located inside Didcot Civic Hall which is on the corner of Broadway and Britwell Road.

There is a car park at the Civic Hall comprising of 98 standing spaces and 7 disabled bays.  




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