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 9:30 pm in the Committee Room in Didcot Civic Hall. 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.
There has been ongoing issues with ordering telephone lines from BT, along with broadband products, on GWP for some time now.
A new Facebook group has been created named ‘Openreach GWP Didcot’ which hopes to resolve these ordering issues, please note this is a closed group that you will have to request being a member of.
This group is for residents of the Great Western Park only. I will provide as much information as possible reference to FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) and PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Network) services. You can request access to this group and once I can confirm your address I will grant access. This site is only for your phone service issues and in no way can I order phone lines for you or speed up any orders but only give you a jargon free update about GWP.- Mark Watson, 'Openreach GWP Didcot' Facebook group admin
Great Western Park Christmas Carol Concert event, 4th of December to be held at the Taylor Wimpey Sales Office Car Park
Mulled wine, soft drinks and mince pies
Starting at 6pm with a childrens lamp making workshop with Cornerstone’s community artist Rachel. Further details in the attached file.
Please note the Residents’ Meeting planned for the 3rd of December with regards to the street parking, this will be held at the Didcot Civic Centre starting at 19:30
Great Western Park Residents’ Association is proud to announce winning the “Community Customer Focus” category at this years Business & Community Awards (BACAs).
As chairman it made me feel so proud for firstly not only being nominated for an award but then judged against other equally worthwhile winners and declared to be winners. It made the highs and lows over the past two and a half years seem worth it, especially as we have been working with literally no facilities on GWP, and yet for all this our joint efforts have been recognised and rewarded.- John Boden GWPRA Chairman
Mike Walsh and GWPRA Fundraiser Elaine Walsh along with GWPRA Chairman John Boden (all centre) photographed receiving the award from Category Judge Drew Simpson, Marsh Insurance (far left) and Scott Wilgrove, Didcot Town Mayor (far right).
Further details of this years BACAs can be view via the following link http://www.didcotfirst.org.uk/sgallery-galleries-bacas_2014.html
This is a reminder that the next Great Western Park Residents’ Association meeting will take place Thursday 6th of November at 7.30pm, Didcot Civic Hall.
Agenda for the meeting is available to download here
The Northern Neighbourhood Centre is nearing completion and an employment opportunity with South Oxfordshire District Council to manage this building is now available to apply for.
Full details are on their website http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/about-us/jobs-and-careers/current-vacancies/community-centre-manager
Also this PDF http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Centre%20Manager%20job%20description.pdf
Closing date is the 4th of November.
Would be great for a GWP resident, walking commute to work