Welcome to the website of the Great Western Park Residents’ Association (GWPRA). We are a growing community living just west of Didcot.
The Residents’ Association (RA) was officially formed following a residents’ meeting held on the 24th May 2012. RA meetings are to be held monthly on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm until 9:30pm in the Northern Neighbourhood Committee Centre, Sir Frank Williams Avenue, Great Western Park. There are no meetings planned for August in order to allow for annual summer holidays.
You are cordially invited to the meetings. Please come along and lend your support in order to help make the night a truly successful one, as well as taking the opportunity to meet your new neighbours. It is only by people’s attendance that will ensure the association is a true representation of the views of the residents of Great Western Park.
Great Western Park is a 3300 home development currently being built on the edge of Didcot which straddles the Vale border.
Plans include schools – both primary and secondary, shops, community centres, a health centre, open spaces and play areas.
The development is expected to take a decade to complete.
“We are pleased to announce that on Monday 22nd August, the eagerly anticipated Local Park will be opening its gates to the public. The district councils have signed to confirm that they are happy for the fencing to be removed, and the park to open. This park , located in the Northern Neighbourhood, has been designed and built to offer a safe environment for children of all ages to explore and play, at Great Western Park.
The GWP consortium and the district councils will be holding an informal opening of the park at 3pm on Monday 22nd August, and we would love for you to come and join us. The district councils have kindly agreed to offer refreshments that will be offered on a first come first served basis, to those who wish to attend.
We hope that both you and your little ones can join us for this enjoyable occasion.”
The meeting at Oxfordshire County Council is to be held on Thursday 21st July 2016 at 10am at County Hall, Oxford, OX1 1ND.
Our Chairman has asked to speak at the meeting.
Here is the Council Report, which recommends introducing both the 20 mph speed limit and double yellow lines along Sir Frank Williams Avenue (see pages 15-31 for GWP).
The report claims that 218 residential properties affected received a letter on the consultation. In all, only 12 responses were submitted, including ours.
Please attend to support this, if at all possible.
This is a reminder that the next Great Western Park Residents’ Association meeting is due to take place on Thursday 7th July 2016 at 7.30pm, Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre. Refreshments will be provided.
Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre
The agenda is available by clicking here.
The minutes from the June’s Meeting is available by clicking here.
We look forward to seeing you there.
As you may be aware The District Centre is located at the heart of Great Western Park and will form the social and retailing hub for local residents and the wider Didcot population. From a retailing perspective the Centre will incorporate an Asda food store and 10 retail units of varying uses which are considered suitable (other uses will also be considered) including a pharmacy, vets, bakers, hairdressers, dry cleaners, estate agents, bookmakers, restaurant/café and hot food takeaway.
They are now welcoming enquiries from interested parties for the new high quality retail units which will be available for occupation from Summer 2017.
Please pass on to any interested parties.