Author: Chelsey Lordan
As Remembrance Day is approaching this week, Mayor Eleanor Hards has paid respects to all Commonwealth War Graves in Didcot that are known to us.
A remembrance cross was put on the war graves in Didcot All Saints churchyard and in Kynaston Road Cemetery. Upon arrival, Mayor Eleanor Hards found that some war graves already had remembrance crosses on them and therefore paid respects and continued to place... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 18:42 by Chelsey Lordan
Unfortunately we were not able to hold a Remembrance Day parade this year due to government lockdown rules, however a small socially distanced service took place this morning at Didcot War Memorial on Small Bone Recreation Ground.
Wreaths were laid by Didcot Town Mayor, Eleanor Hards, Royal British Legion President, 11 EOD and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant.
Posted: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 15:33 by Chelsey Lordan
Update from Leader of Didcot Town Council, Councillor Mocky Khan.
Dear Didcot Resident,
As I write this, we have just entered the second national lockdown. Whatever your views are, and I know there are differing opinions, we must protect those at risk and stay safe.
I must thank all the residents of Didcot for the way the community came together during the original lockdown and since then, for rising... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 15:42 by Chelsey Lordan
Although we cannot show our support for Armed Forces this weekend the way we have in previous years, there are still ways to support Remembrance Day whilst adhering to lockdown guidelines.
One of the ways to get involved is to show your support for our armed forces by downloading a poppy from the Royal British Legion website and displaying it in your window in time for remembrance Sunday this weekend.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:54 by Chelsey Lordan
Contacting us during the November 2020 Government Lockdown:
Our regular telephone number will still be in use during November however there will be limited staff monitoring the phones so please try one of the alternative numbers instead or use email to contact us.
Didcot Town Council office number: 01235 812637
Didcot Civic Hall office number: 01235 512436
Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:48 by Chelsey Lordan
Oxford officially moved to 'high' COVID alert level as cases continue to rise
Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:02 by Chelsey Lordan
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
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
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
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