With the weather warming up, long sunny days and the summer holidays in sight, there is a temptation to cool off in one of Oxfordshire's many rivers and inland waterways. And while there may not be any river monsters waiting down there, unfortunately rivers and waterways can be very dangerous places - 255 people accidentally drowned in 2017 in the UK.
That's why, at this time of year, Oxfordshire's... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:51 by Admin Assistant
In the final year of a scheme to support community led projects, GWR has announced the latest schemes in Oxfordshire to benefit from a share of almost £770,000.
Designed to help boost local communities, up to £770,000 a year was available for three years as part of a £2.25 million Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF), and today the final successful bids for 2018 have been... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:13 by Admin Assistant
Competition winner – Lisa McGibbon
The prize: a 3 month Willowbrook membership.
Lisa's name was randomly drawn from respondees to the consultation on the new sports pavilions.
"I am very pleased to win the Willowbrook Membership and look forward to the new sports facilities planned for the recreation grounds"
Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:21 by Beth
Ladygrove Lakes are closed until further notice due to blue-green algae.
Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can cause adverse health effects to humans through skin contact, ingestion and inhalation. Livestock and dogs should also be kept away, so please ensure that you keep a close eye on children and dogs when nearby.
Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:15 by Beth
The Cockcroft Post Office was closed in May 2017 following the resignation of the Postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use.
Unfortunately since the closure, the Post Office has been unable to restore a service, this branch will remain temporarily closed.
The Post Office welcome any applications from potential retail partners interested in running a branch on their behalf. The... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:48 by Admin Assistant
Commencing on the11th June 2018, members of the public will be able to inspect the Town Council Accounts by appointment with the Interim Town Clerk.
The Notice of Commencement of the period for the Exercise of Public Rights, together with the Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2017/18 can be downloaded here
Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:57 by Julie Perrin
Didcot Town Council is inviting tenders for the construction of a new outdoor services depot at Edmonds Park, Didcot.
The contract includes demolition, temporary accommodation and new build.
Interested parties can find all the necessary documentation on the Government Contracts Finder website here
The closing date for completed submissions is 26th June 2018 at noon.
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2018 12:04 by Julie Perrin
Further to the previous notice of closure, Edward Murch (Highway Officer) has provided a briefing note regarding why pedestrian access cannot be maintained throughout the duration of the Network Rail works.
The footway will only be closed 9am - 3pm Mon - Fri, but during these hours it will not be safe for foot traffic.
Further enquiries can be directed to:
Or to Network... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2018 10:34 by Beth
Reminder of changes to householders of waste collections during the week following the Spring Bank Holiday Monday.
There will be no waste collections on Bank Holiday Monday 28 May. Everyone's bins will then be emptied one day later than usual for the rest of that week.
This includes households who normally have their bins emptied on a Friday – crews will be working on Saturday 2 June to catch up... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 11:02 by Admin Assistant
Monday 15th May 2018 marked the passing of the mayoral baton at Didcot Town Council. Congratulations to Councillor Jackie Billington on the completion of her year, and to Councillor Bill Candlish Service on the commencement of his. Congratulations are also extended to Councillor Anthony Dearlove on being elected Deputy Mayor.
Thank you to all residents and fellow dignitaries who came along; we hope... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 May 2018 13:58 by Admin Assistant