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Oxfordshire close to ‘high’ COVID-19 alert level

Oxfordshire close to ‘high’ COVID-19 alert level

Update from South Oxfordshire District Council:

People in Oxfordshire are being advised to be extra vigilant, particularly over half-term, as cases of Coronavirus continue to spread across the county.

Evidence shows that, in the past two weeks, the virus has spread to a much wider age range across the county and is no longer confined to younger people in urban areas. Hospital admissions have begun to... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:31 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News

Healthwatch Oxfordshire wants to know what it is like living in the Didcot area

Healthwatch Oxfordshire wants to know what it is like living in the Didcot area

Healthwatch Oxfordshire would like to hear from people living in the Didcot area about what it is like to find and use health care and local services.

The county's independent health and social care watchdog has launched a survey asking residents of the town and the surrounding villages for their views on what works well and what could be better.

People can have their say via this anonymous online survey... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:45 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, Services

Citizens Advice needs volunteer advisers

Citizens Advice needs volunteer advisers

We can all face problems that are too stressful or complicated to sort out alone.

Last year our 150 volunteers advised over 11,000 people. We helped three quarters resolve their debt, benefits, employment and housing problems.

We now need more advisers to help us during and after the Covid-19 crisis.

Our main offices are in Abingdon, Didcot, Henley and Thame. Since March, 90 volunteers and staff have... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:38 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Charity, Community

Fireworks safety in Oxfordshire on 5th November

Fireworks safety in Oxfordshire on 5th November

As Bonfire Night approaches, Oxfordshire County Council is reminding residents that the safest way to celebrate is to attend a professionally organised public event that is confirmed as COVID-19 safety compliant, following local and national guidance.

However, as it will not be practical for everyone to attend organised public events, particularly this year, Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:56 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News

A different way to remember our fallen heroes – Remembrance Day – Sunday 8th November 2020

A different way to remember our fallen heroes – Remembrance Day – Sunday 8th November 2020

Traditionally the Town Council would be working closely with the Didcot Branch of the Royal British Legion to confirm the plans for Remembrance Sunday. However, in this extra-ordinary year, and in line with ongoing restrictions due to the covid 19 virus, the Town Council and the British Legion have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's parade. Didcot residents, organisations and local... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:00 by Admin Assistant

Tags: Community, News

Oxfordshire Be Ready: A Guide to Extra Care Priority Services

Oxfordshire Be Ready: A Guide to Extra Care Priority Services

UTILITY FAILURE: A Guide to Extra Care Priority Services by Utility Companies

You can't always predict when an emergency situation may cause a disruption to your utility provision. If you register for the priority service register with your local supplier, they will do their upmost to prevent your supply from going off and, if it does, make sure that your service returns as a matter of urgency, providing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 11:52 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, Community OCC, News

Job redundancy: check your rights and talk to Citizens Advice

Job redundancy: check your rights and talk to Citizens Advice

One of the most serious outcomes of the current pandemic problem is that thousands of people in the UK are losing their jobs. If you are one of these people, and are made redundant or offered voluntary redundancy, it is important that you thoroughly understand your rights and options.

The first thing to do if you are at risk of redundancy is to look at your contract of employment, which will spell out... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 09:01 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Charity, Community, News

Grant Aid in Didcot

Grant Aid in Didcot

Didcot is fortunate in having a wide variety of community groups and charities that contribute to the life of the town.

The hard work carried out by an army of volunteers helps to make our town a better place to live. Grant Aid is used to support organisations and individuals who work for the benefit of the people of Didcot, and for the Council's own arts and entertainment projects.

We have given grants... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:53 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, finance, grants

Emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan – Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications - Starting Monday 21st September

Emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan – Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications - Starting Monday 21st September

Emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan – Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications

As you may be aware, the emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan is currently at the Examination stage. Following recent examination hearings, the Planning Inspector has now asked South Oxfordshire District Council to prepare a 'Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications' to the plan. The schedule reflects the modifications,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:58 by Guy Langton

Tags: Planning

How safe is your electric blanket?

How safe is your electric blanket?

Each October the District Councils work the Fire Service and Trading Standards to offer free electrical safety checks for older and vulnerable people who use electric blankets to keep warm during the colder months.

This year due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place, electric blankets will be collected from people's homes to be tested instead of people bringing their blankets to a venue to be tested.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:18 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, SODC, Services

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