Didcot Town Council 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.
The new Community Awards are now in their third year and we are looking for your nominations for Didcot-based groups or individuals who have given their time and helped improve the environment of our town.
Last year the Mayor of Didcot hosted the gala evening on Friday 18th October 2019 where we had welcome drinks, entertainment, and the presentation of the awards followed by a finger buffet.
All nominees and a guest were invited to the evening where the Mayor of Didcot and the High Sherriff of Oxford awarded 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 in October last year so a panel of judges will decide this year.
No date has been set yet for this year's award due to Covid-19 but we are still looking for your nominations. The evening may be held virtually, but when we have decided we will advise everybody.
If you would like to nominate somebody for the 2020 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 2020.
Nominees will be sent an invite nearer the time of the event.
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.