Didcot Town Council Community Awards
"Thank you." Two simple words that make a big difference.
The Didcot Town Council Awards Evening is an event to say thank you to the people of Didcot who go that extra mile for the community.
All nominees and a guest will be invited to a gala evening, where we have welcome drinks, entertainment, and the presentation of the awards followed by a finger buffet.
The Mayor of Didcot and the High Sherriff of Oxford award the winning trophies.
We also give out Allotment Awards, for those that work hard all year on their allotments at the event.
The final award of the evening is the John Eldridge Award for Voluntary service. This award was donated by Mrs Jean Eldridge following her husband's death whilst serving as Deputy Mayor of Didcot in 1992. It was felt appropriate to found an award in his name to recognise voluntary work undertaken in Didcot. This award is usually chosen and presented by Mrs Jean Eldridge but sadly Mrs Eldridge passed away so now a panel of judges will decide the winner.
Hopefully the award ceremony will take place this year. Unfortunately we couldn't have the event last year due to Covic-19,
If you would like to nominate somebody for the 2021 awards you can vote by using our online form (at the bottom of this page) or complete a paper form and return to the Council offices, Britwell Road, Didcot.
Closing date for nominations is 31st October 2021.
Nominees will be sent an invite nearer the time of the event.
Awards nomination form (PDF, 136 Kb)
Awards nomination form
The 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 people who have made a significant contribution to sport
Service with a Smile – for those people who take pride in their work and make our days better when we see them
Young Volunteer or Charity Fundraiser (under 21) – this is for young people who deserve recognition for volunteering regularly or have raised money for charity
Lifetime Achievement Award – for those people who have gone that extra mile during their working Career
Unsung Hero Award – for those people who work incredibly hard for the community with little recognition – nominations need not be for volunteering only
John Eldridge Award – for those people who have diligently served the local community through voluntary service. Can be an individual or a group.
Please complete (with as much information as you can) for your nomination for Didcot Town Council Awards.