Community Centre Update

On 13th March members of the Residents Association attended a meeting being held regarding the proposed community centre for Great Western Park. During the meeting, representatives from SODC and Taylor Wimpey outlined their plans to build a permanent structure on the site of the proposed temporary building. As we had suspected, the proposed size is small to say the least and we feel that it would not accommodate many community groups or clubs – the dimensions are approximately 10m x 7m.

Those of us who attended the meeting did not agree to the proposal of the smaller building and have asked Taylor Wimpey to look again at extra funding for a larger building. Failing that, we have asked to be involved in the consultation for the building specification/location etc. As such, we thought it would be appropriate for Toby Warren of SODC and the Taylor Wimpey representative to attend our next Residents Association meeting on Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm, Didcot Civic Centre. Please make a note of this in your diaries and make every effort to attend in order for our views to be taken into account!

Community Centre – 08 11 12 (172 kB)

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GWPRA – Election of Committee Members 2nd May 2013

Great Western Park Residents’ Association

Election of Committee Members 2nd May 2013

Elections will take place on 2nd May 2013 for committee members for the Great Western Park Residents Association (GWPRA). If you would be interested in fulfilling any of the following positions please see the GWPRA constitution for further information regarding the roles and responsibilities. Applicants must be a resident of Great Western Park in order to apply.

The positions available for election are:





IT Administrator

In addition, the new position of Events Organiser/Fundraiser is also available. At a recent GWPRA meeting, it was decided that this position is needed in order to further one of the aims of the Residents Association, which is “To help build a Community Spirit within Great Western Park.” Enthusiasm, dedication for this type of work and being able to manage a proposed event from start to finish are typical attributes necessary for this post. Although previous experience is not essential, it would be an advantage. Specific roles and responsibilities are to be confirmed at a later date.

Please send expressions of interest, stating which position you would be interested in fulfilling to: by the date of the next RA meeting (4th April 2013).

Elections will take place at the RA meeting on Thursday 2nd May 2013, where you will be expected to attend and will be required to have a GWP resident present to second your proposal for election. If you are unable to attend this meeting, apologies must be sent to the Secretary by 7.30pm on 2nd May 2013, stating whether or not you still wish to be considered for the Committee position, in order for voting to take place.

Community Centre Update

A meeting will take place on Weds 13th March @ 7.30pm to discuss the Community Hall

The meeting will be hosted by Toby Warren Didcot and Science Vale UK Manager South and Vale councils & Rob Phelps Taylor Wimpey in the Ladygrove Room at the Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN