PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: (last updated: 31st of March 2020 at 4:30 PM)
After the Didcot Town Council's Covid-19 Crisis Management meeting on Monday 30th March 2020, the updates are as follows:
DTC and Civic Hall to remain closed until at least 30th April 2020.
DTC services still open but only by phone and email. All DTC staff working from home. See https://www.didcot.gov.uk/
DTC's Covid-19 Action Plan in operation. Civic Hall will be available for our emergency services to use if and when needed.
Local charities, organisations and volunteer groups are being contacted to see how we can the Council can help. Grants available and can be applied for – see our website.
Physical Council and committee meetings postponed until further notice. Decisions are being made by using emergency powers or delegated powers or by email or 'virtual meetings' where possible.
Chair of Planning is to write to SODC asking for planning applications to be paused or deadlines extended to allow proper scrutiny of applications.
Parks are still open but all playgrounds are closed.
Didcot Summer Fayre planned for 1st August 2020 is now sadly postponed until 7th August 2021 where we will host a mega Fayre.
Thanks for your support and cooperation. Please remember to follow the Government's advice and 'Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives'.
Cllr Mocky Khan
Leader of Didcot Town Council
(updated: 23rd of March 2020 at 3:30 PM)
After the meeting of the Council’s Covid-19 Crisis Management Team, we have decided that Didcot Town Council and Civic Hall will remain closed until 30th April 2020 when we will review the policy based on Government advice and guidelines. The council will be providing services via phone, email and on the website www.didcot.gov.uk/. Please do keep checking our website as we will be communicating advice relating to businesses, community and residents.
Although council and committee meetings are postponed, where possible we will be using technology to discuss issues and in this unprecedented situation, emergency powers will be used to make key decisions. Our aim is to continue to keep the council functioning and to deliver for residents. The advice is to get exercise and get fresh air whilst adhering to social distancing measures. We have noticed that a large number of people are using the playgrounds, on safety reasons, we have decided to close all playgrounds until further notice – the parks will remain open. I shall update you on a regular basis. In the meantime, please follow Government advice, self-isolate if showing any symptoms and look out for your friends, family and those that are vulnerable.
Please do contact us if you need anything, we will try and help or guide you in the right direction. In these unpredictable times, we all need to stick together.
Cllr Mocky Khan – Leader of the Council.
For emergencies (Community HUB) or any other business-related with Didcot Civic Hall please phone, Andre Silva on 07368535610
For Cemetery and Allotment enquiries, please phone Lucy Blake on 07395909267 (Tuesdays-Fridays)
For Events and general enquiries, please phone Chelsey Lordan on 07395957010
For Outdoor Services, please phone Tony Rudge on 07395952064
and for Finance and Invoice queries, please phone Sharon Hickman on 07395933618 (Monday-Thursday)
For more information, please follow the Central Government, NHS and PHE guidelines.