Author: 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
Chelsey (General... Read More »
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
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
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