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Due to the Government's advice on staying home during the COVID-19 crisis, the Emergency Committee decided to cancel the April 2020 burn dates across ALL of the allotment sites.

Whilst it is still ok to tend to your allotments for exercise and mental wellbeing, please adhere to all the Government's advice on social distancing and hygiene.

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:15 by Lucy Blake

Tags: Allotments, News

Oxfordshire residents warned against coronavirus scams

Residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation.

In Oxfordshire, County Council's Trading Standards has received reports of scams targeting people via emails, text messages, and on the doorstep.

Full details and advice from OCC Trading Standards team here: Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:05 by Admin Assistant

Tags: Community, News

Message from the Mayor of Didcot

Message from the Mayor of Didcot

During this period, we all find ourselves in unprecedented times.

Didcot Town Council's top priority is the safety of our staff and members of the public.

The Council continues to operate, but some services may experience interruption.

Our office staff are working from home where possible; outdoor staff are doing the necessary to ensure the open spaces remain safe - and Council Meetings are currently... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:30 by Admin Assistant

Tags: Community, News

Didcot Town Council's COVID-19 Crisis Management meeting update

After the Didcot Town Council's Covid-19 Crisis Management meeting on Monday 30th March 2020, the updates are as follows:

  • DTC and Civic Hall to remain closed until at least 30th April 2020.
  • DTC services still open but only by phone and email. All DTC staff working from home. See
  • DTC's Covid-19 Action Plan in operation. Civic Hall will be available for our emergency services to use if and when... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:22 by Lucy Blake

Tags: Community, Events, News

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Didcot Town Council have created a page of useful websites/telephone numbers for people who need help/assistance at this time. We will be adding to this page regularly, so if you are an organisation that can help let us know and we will add your details to the list.

Click here for the page.

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:35 by Admin Assistant

Tags: Community

Public Announcement

After the meeting of the Council's COVID-19 Crisis Management Team, we have decided that Didcot Town Council and Civic Hall will remain CLOSED until 30th April 2020, when we will review the policy based on Government advice and guidelines.

The council will be providing services via phone, email and on the website Please do keep checking our website as we will be communicating advice... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:05 by Lucy Blake

Tags: Allotments, Community, Events, Finance & Audit, News

Smallbone Recreation Ground – New Play Area

Smallbone Recreation Ground – New Play Area

Monday 16th March 2020 marked the official opening of the new and improved Smallbone Recreation Ground play area. It was opened by the Mayor of Didcot, Cllr Anthony Dearlove.

We thank FCC Communities Foundation for their generous grant of £50,000 towards the refurbishment.

The Leader of the Town Council Cllr Mocky Khan and Cllr Pam Siggers were also at the opening.

We hope the children of Didcot... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:45 by Admin Assistant

Tags: Community, Events


Following on from the Government's advice, all Didcot Town Council and Civic Hall staff will be working from home where possible.

This may mean there are a few delays with replying to emails.

For Cemetery and Allotment enquiries, please phone Lucy Blake on 07395909267 (Tuesdays-Fridays)

For Events and general enquiries, please phone Chelsey Lordan on 07395957010

For Outdoor Services, please phone Tony... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:26 by Lucy Blake

Tags: Allotments, Community, News


Didcot Town Council/Civic Hall Emergency Committee has agreed that Didcot Civic Hall will be closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The Civic Hall will be closed from 21st to 31st March.

This Committee will meet again on Monday 30th March to assess any risk of cross-contamination and an update will then be given.

Before making a wasted journey please check that the event you are attending... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:30 by Admin Assistant

Tags: Community, News

CANCELLED Annual Town Meeting

Unfortunately we have taken the decision to postpone the Annual Town Meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday 18th March 2020, due to increasing concerns over the corona virus.

The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:30 by Admin Assistant

Tags: Community

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