Faith in Service

Author: Chelsey Lordan

Halloween competition

Halloween competition

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have launched a reuse competition for children and adults to help make Halloween more environmentally friendly. Ten winners will receive books on zero waste recipes and ideas.

With the right imagination, toilet roll cardboard inner tubes can become flying bats, empty plastic milk containers become ghosts or monsters and pine cones can be transformed... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:11 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Week 12 - Biodiversity Tips

Week 12 - Biodiversity Tips

Each week this year we will be posting a biodiversity tip from the European Commission.

This week the tip is:

'I respect nature when I go out for a walk'

Posted: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:45 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Week 11 - Biodiversity Tips

Week 11 - Biodiversity Tips

Each week this year we will be posting a biodiversity tip from the European Commission.

This week the tip is:

'I use non-polluting household products'

Posted: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:42 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE WILLOWBROOK LEISURE CENTRE BUILDING

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE WILLOWBROOK LEISURE CENTRE BUILDING

Following redecoration; essential maintenance and up-grading of lights in the main sports hall, Didcot Town Council will open the doors of the Willowbrook building in November 2021.

The aim is to open the space on a phased basis, to as many different activities as possible while the Centre returns to providing activities for the community post pandemic. Priority will be given to previous users and groups... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:28 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Closing Soon!

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Closing Soon!

Nominations close at the end of this month so make sure you get your nominees in!

The award categories are:

Didcot Artistic Award – for those people who have made a contribution to artistic or cultural projects in Didcot.

Sporting Achievement Award – for those individuals, pairs, clubs, or teams who have made a significant contribution to sport

Service with a Smile – for those people... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 10 Oct 2021 11:00 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News

Week 10 - Biodiversity Tips

Do not be taken in by advertising campaigns that are too green to be true. Report them if necessary. And lobby these companies to reduce their negative impact on the planet.

Each week this year we will be posting a biodiversity tip from the European Commission.

This week the tip is:

'I do not trust "greenwashing"'

Posted: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 15:32 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Citizens Advice on coping with Universal Credit shortfall

Citizens Advice on coping with Universal Credit shortfall

This year, the month of September ushered in more ominous portents than chilly winds and dark nights: the Government reduced Universal Credit payments by £20 a week. This move could put many floundering people in a critical situation. Rising prices and the coming end of the pandemic furlough have joined other negative trends to put millions in serious debt, unable to pay vital bills and about... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 11:04 by Chelsey Lordan

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Get ready for The Women’s Tour in South Oxfordshire on 4 October

Get ready for The Women’s Tour in South Oxfordshire on 4 October

On Monday 4 October, people in South Oxfordshire will have the opportunity to see professional cyclists in action as more than 100 elite riders race through Woodeaton, the Baldons, Clifton Hampden and by Culham Science Centre during the AJ Bell Women's Tour.

The Tour will start in Bicester from 11am and will pass through Woodeaton around 11.30am. The riders will then travel through Oxford before re-entering... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 11:24 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Healthwatch Oxfordshire has launched a new survey asking people what it is like contacting their GP surgery.

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What is it like contacting your GP surgery?

Healthwatch Oxfordshire has launched a new survey asking people what it is like contacting their GP surgery.

The county's independent health and social care watchdog wants to hear people's experiences of contacting their surgery, including:

  • What happened when you called?
  • How long were you waiting before you spoke to somebody?
  • Did you get the information or service... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:48 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News

Week 9 -Biodiversity Tips

If you are building or renovating, think about including a shelter for local fauna. Find out about species that could nest around your home and then make necessary arrangements such as provide access to a granary or set up nesting boxes. There is a lot yo

Each week this year we will be posting a biodiversity tip from the European Commission.

This week the tip is:

'I house local fauna in my roof space'

Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:22 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community