Planned protest in Didcot

You may be aware that Thames Valley Police have issued advice about a protest being planned by the No Dash for Gas group at Didcot Power Station from Friday 29th May to Tuesday 2nd June 2015.

To minimise any potential disruption to residents, security will be located at the A4130/Sir Frank Williams Avenue entrance of Great Western Park for the duration of the protest, 24 hours a day, to ensure that protesters do not park on the development.

The security presence should not affect residents and visitors to Great Western Park in any way. No parking permits or identification will be required.

Business & Community Awards Launch 2015

Didcot First’s 7th Annual Business & Community Awards (BACAs) are now open for nominations.

The BACAs recognise and reward excellence within Didcot, the surrounding villages and business parks such as Milton Park, Culham Science Park, Harwell Oxford and Southmead Industrial Estate.

Entries can be made at the launch from anyone who would like to recommend a charity, community group or organisation that deserves to have their good work acknowledged at an exciting award ceremony later this year.  Nomination forms can also be found at Soha offices, Newbury Building Society, and Cornerstone in addition to Didcot First’s website – from the launch date to closing date 25th September 2015.

Everyone who completes and submits a nomination form can also enter a free prize draw to win 2 tickets to the awards gala event on 13th November.

The awards and gala evening are organised by Didcot First and supported by Didcot Chamber of Commerce, Didcot Rotary Club, Jennings, Soha Housing, Taylor Wimpey and Wallingford & Didcot District Rotary.

Tickets can also be purchased to attend the BACAs ceremony and are available from Cornerstone’s Box Office.