Great Western Park Residents’ Association

For the GWP COVID 19 Community Support Group page click here!

Welcome to the website of the Great Western Park Residents’ Association (GWPRA).  We are a growing community on a 3,529 home development, straddling the South and Vale border, just west of Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK.

The Residents’ Association (RA) was officially formed following a residents’ meeting held on the 24th May 2012.  RA meetings are usually held monthly on the second Monday of each month.

The next public meetings will be on Monday 12th April 2021 at 8:00pm. Following the suspension for Covid 19 Community Support, the meetings will be online via Zoom, until further notice.  Everyone is invited to the meetings, so please come along take the opportunity to “virtually” meet your new neighbours and find out more about your Community.

GWPRA Facebook Group 

GPWRA Litter Pick to resume soon

#LoveGWP – Litter picking events to resume soon.

In line with COVID-19 government guidelines litter picks have been suspended around GWP area.

We are now able to arrange small group picks (6), in partnership with the South and Vale Waste Team.

The first pick has been scheduled for Saturday 3rd April (10-12), unfortunately we can only have a group size of 6 so there are not spaces available this time round.

For anyone else who wishes to get involved in litter picking please contact the Waste team directly and provide them with booking form/details. They will loan equipment and arrange collections with you directly.

We are hopeful, in line with COVID-19 guidelines we will soon be able to hold litter picks of groups of 30 hopefully in late May. Please keep an eye on GWPRA site for Facebook events/details or contact Tammi – environment.champion@gwpra.org.uk.

In support with Keep Britain Tidy / Surfers Against Sewage / Planet Patrol and localised initiatives we have created a LoveGWP facebook page to raise awareness of keeping our environments on GWP. Watch this space for further information on waste audits, local school initiatives and bin audits.

Whichever way you decide to do your litter pick please stay safe – please don’t litter pick by busy roads and please follow the guidance from Keep Britain Tidy – and their advice about litter picking and COVID-19 safety advice.

South Oxfordshire: https://www.southoxon.gov.uk/south-oxfordshire-district-council/environment-and-neighbourhood-issues/neighbourhood-services/littering-fly-tipping-and-dumping-waste/community-litter-picking-how-we-can-help/

Vale of White Horse: https://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/vale-of-white-horse-district-council/environment-and-neighbourhood-issues/neighbourhood-services/littering-fly-tipping-and-dumping-waste/community-litter-picking-how-we-can-help/

Didcot Data Centre – planning application update

UPDATE: The planning application has now gone in

Details are here

The planning application will be lodged in a few weeks but there have been some changes since last year that are worth reviewing. The new leaflet information for the Didcot Data Centre is here. There have been a number of revisions to the original pre-application last year, following the public consultation. Details of the revisions and list of 20 questions and answers can be found here

At the virtual GWP Residents’ meeting on Monday 8th March 2021, there will be an opportunity to hear from representatives of the data centre developer. Please can you post any questions for them on our Facebook Group or email chairperson@gwpra.org.uk by Monday 1st March 2021, to allow them to provide detailed answers for you.

GWP Community Defibrillators – Covid19

✅ We have added Covid19 additional resuscitation guidance and extra PPE to our Community defibrillators at Boundary Park and the Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre. The choice of whether to do CPR in the standard way or modified for covid is down to you at the time but the extra PPE should help keep both rescuers and casulties safer.

💚 Our deepest thanks to Mark Hurley of H & H Building Services (GWP based builders) for funding the Pads and agreeing the fund the replacement battery when required.