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  • Community Matters Lunchtime Forum

    22nd March 2017

    Community Matters Lunchtime Forum Wednesday 22nd March 2017 We have arranged for our next Community Matters event, which will take place at 12-2pm at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, OX11 87JN.  We will be joined by representatives from Didcot Community Bank, who will provide us with more information on this local initiative to help those from our community to budget, borrow money and save with a credit union. The event is open to leaders of charitable and community organisations and business community representatives and costs £5 per person, payable on the day for lunch and refreshments. Please let us know if you are able to attend by Friday 17th March and if you have any special dietary requirements. by emailing davidb@didcotfirst.org.uk ...

  • 2016 Business & Community Award Winners

    2016 Business & Community Award Winners

    21st November 2016

    Business & Community Awards 2016Winners Announced Didcot First and sponsors are delighted to announce this year’s winners of the 8th annual Business & Community Awards (BACAs). The exciting award ceremony, held on 18th November, was attended by 200 people at Cornerstone in Didcot town centre...

  • Community Matters Lunch

    Community Matters Lunch

    14th September 2016

    Community Matters Lunch Our next Community Matters meeting will take place at Hft at Milton Heights at 12.30pm on Wednesday 14th September 2016.  The cost is £5 per person, payable on the day for lunch.  The event is for Community Leaders and representatives from local organisations...

  • Press Release: Sue Scane joins Didcot First Board

    Press Release: Sue Scane joins Didcot First Board

    25th August 2016

    Didcot First are delighted to announce that Sue Scane has joined their Board of Directors. Sue recently retired from Oxfordshire County Council and held a number of prestigious roles such as Chief Finance Officer before moving onto Director of Environment and Economy. Whilst at the Council Sue...

  • New Appointment at Didcot First

    New Appointment at Didcot First

    6th June 2016

    New Appointment at Didcot First Didcot First has recruited David Bates as their new Development Manager.  David has taken over from Alison Adams following her departure with the independent organisation at the end of May.  Working with Emma East, David will be managing Didcot...

  • Didcot First Office Closing

    2nd March 2016

    Due to the ongoing Orchard Centre Phase 2 development, Didcot First is moving out of the office (next to Next) from the end of March 2016.  Rest assured, Didcot First is not disappearing!  Both Alison and Emma will work from home and look forward to continuing their work in the local...

  • 2015 Business & Community Awards Results

    2015 Business & Community Awards Results

    13th November 2015

    We had a fantastic night on Friday 13th November to celebrate the local Business & Community Awards with local dignitaries, invited guests and all the shortlisted nominees.  Click here to see the results...

  • Community Matters Network Meeting

    4th November 2015

    Community Matters Meeting – 12.30pm on Wednesday 4th November 2015 Our next Community Matters event will take place at the Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre on Great Western Park. The event is open to Charity or Community Leaders and Business Representatives.    The community...

  • Business & Community Awards - Deadline Passed

    Business & Community Awards - Deadline Passed

    25th September 2015

    Thank you to everyone who nominated for a business, charity or community group.  The deadline has now passed for the 2015 Business & Community Awards (BACAs). BACAs recognise and reward excellence within the local area with entries encouraged from anyone who would like to...

  • Clubs & Societies Day

    13th September 2015

    We are, once again, holding a Clubs & Societies Day in Didcot on Sunday 13th September 2015 from 10am - 2pm at Didcot Civic Hall. The clubs and societies confirmed so far: 23rd Didcot All Saints Scout Group Abingdon Pilgrims Hockey Club Blewbury Croquet Club Ceroc Oxford Contround Eights...

  • 2015 Business & Community Awards nominations now open

    2015 Business & Community Awards nominations now open

    16th May 2015

    On 16th May, Didcot First launched the 7th Business & Community Awards (BACAs) at Cornerstone! 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. ...

  • Clubs & Societies Day - Registering open

    29th April 2015

    Clubs & Societies Day 2015 - Registering Open  Didcot First is arranging its annual Clubs & Societies Day in Didcot on Sunday 13th September 2015 from 10am - 2pm at Didcot Civic Hall. We are looking for as many different Clubs and Societies to attend the event under one roof for the general...

  • Community Matters Meeting

    28th April 2015

      Didcot First's Community Matters Network Meeting Our next Community Matters networking event will be at 7.00pm on Tuesday 28th April 2015 at Didcot Civic Hall.  Refreshments and cakes will be provided at £2.50 per person, payable on the day. If you are a community leader or...

  • Tickets available for 2014 Business & Community Awards Ceremony

    15th November 2014

    Didcot First’s Business & Community Awards tickets available In a change to previous years, Didcot First’s prestigious Business & Community Awards (BACAs) are open to members of the public to attend. All the shortlisted nominees have been invited to attend the BACAs gala evening ceremony on...

  • Free Prize Draw winner announced

    20th October 2014

    We are delighted to announce that Ms Anna Wheel is the winner of the free prize draw  and will receive 2 tickets to the Business & Community Awards Gala Event! Anna entered the draw by completing a nomination form for this year's BACAs, winners of which will be announced on the...

  • Busines & Community Awards Nominations Closed

    1st October 2014

    The 2014 Business & Community Awards nomination deadline has now passed and we can no longer accept any nominations. We will be contacting all nominated organisations and community groups shortly and look forward to publishing the list of names on our website.  ...

  • Community Matters Network Meeting

    23rd September 2014

    Didcot First's Community Matters Network Meeting Our next Community Matters networking event will be at 12.30pm on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at Didcot Civic Hall.  A buffet lunch will be provided at £5 per person, payable on the day. If you are a community leader or business...

  • Clubs & Societies Open Day

    14th September 2014

      Clubs & Societies Day  Sunday 14th September 2014 at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, OX11 7JN.  The event is free & open to the public to visit from 10am - 3pm. Clubs & Societies confirmed to attend are: 1st Harwell Explorer Scout Unit 2410...

  • Business & Community Awards 2014

    24th May 2014

    The 2014 Business & Community Awards will be launching from 24th May at Cornerstone in Didcot and nominations will be available at the launch and on this website. The BACAs recognise and reward excellence amongst local businesses, community groups and young enterprise.  Entries...

  • Community Matters

    24th March 2014

    At our next Community Matters networking event, we have a fantastic opportunity to visit the Taylor Wimpey offices on the new Great Western Park estate.  We will be joined by Darren McCormack, from Taylor Wimpey, who will be providing an interesting talk on the different phases of the...

  • Taylor Wimpey and Didcot First Partnership

    Taylor Wimpey and Didcot First Partnership

    26th February 2014

                    Didcot First has new support following a new partnership with Taylor Wimpey, residential developers at the Great Western Park estate.    Didcot First is a non-political, business supported...

  • Community Matters

    16th January 2014

    The next Community Matters will be taking place on Thursday 16th January 2014 from 7.30pm at Didcot Civic Hall. We will be joined with representatives from Didcot Twinning Association talking about their associations activities and Di Chesterman, No Two Things, who will be providing an...

  • Community Matters

    11th November 2013

    Our next Community Matters event will be 7.30pm on Monday 11th November 2013 at Didcot Civic Hall in the Northbourne Room.   The cost is £2.50 per person, payable on the day with tea, coffee and cake available.  We will be joined by Philippa Stannard, Fundraising, Marketing...

  • Business & Community Awards Winners and Runners-up

    21st October 2013

      We are delighted to announce this year's winners and runners-up in the following categories: Community Involvement Business winner              ASDA Community Life Championship Scheme ...

  • Clubs & Societies Day

    5th October 2013

    Didcot First has arranged the first-ever clubs and societies event in town to help residents find out new ways to float their boat. This free community event takes place on: Saturday 5th October at Didcot Civic Hall From 10am – 3pm    Demonstrations and Taster...

  • 1 week to get your nominations in deadline is 6th September

    6th September 2013

    Time is running out for you to get your nomination in for this year’s Business and Community Awards.  There is just one week left to fill in the BACA form by clicking on the BACA tab on the left of the website page.  Anyone can thank a local business, charity or group of...

  • Matt Richardson to present one of this year’s Business and Community Awards

    Matt Richardson to present one of this year’s Business and Community Awards

    21st August 2013

    With just over 2 weeks to go for nominations for the Business and Community Awards, Didcot First and its co-sponsors are delighted to have the new Xtra Factor presenter involved. Matt Richardson, a born and bred Didcot boy, has agreed to pre-record and to virtually present the Youth Awards at...

  • 1 month left to nominate for a Business & Community Award

    5th August 2013

    There is just one month left to nominate a local business, group or organisation for this year's Business & Community Award (BACA).  Anyone can nominate any group or business for an award under the categories: Youth, Science & Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise, Delivering...

  • Cafe Scientifique - The Healing Power of Plants

    Cafe Scientifique - The Healing Power of Plants

    16th July 2013

    Our next Café Scientifique is The Healing Power of Plants talk on Tuesday 16th July is given by Timothy Walker, Director of University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. One quarter of prescription medicines are derived from plants and more than 50% of chemotherapies.  This...

  • Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards

    10th May 2013

    Oxford Charity and Volunteer Award nominations are now open for this year. Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards is a celebration of all the hard work that goes on across the county by charities, community groups and volunteers. The Awards are being organised by the Oxfordshire...

  • Public Open Day at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - 30th May

    Public Open Day at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - 30th May

    10th May 2013

    STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) is holding an open day on Thursday 30 May, with tours, talks and demonstrations for all ages! There will be two sessions, starting at 10:00 and 14:00 respectively, and lasting for approximately two and a half hours. This is a fantastic opportunity to...

  • Laser Extravaganza

    10th May 2013

    Science Technology Facilities Council are pleased to announce a special public talk at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory by our Central Laser Facility. LASER EXTRAVAGANZA: Three talks to celebrate the exceptional contributions to science and society made by lasers at STFC’s Rutherford...

  • Exciting News for Didcot First

    25th April 2013

    Exciting new appointment at Didcot First Didcot First has recruited Emma East as their new Public Relations and Events Consultant. Emma will be working with Alison Adams and managing Didcot First's events including Community Matters Lunch, for local community leaders, and the Business...

  • BACAs open for nominations

    11th July 2011

    The 2011 Business and Community Awards are now open for nominations. You can download a nomination form here (when you click on the read article button) The closing date is Sept 14th and we are eager to hear about all the brilliant Businesses, Community Groups and Young People that...

  • Didcot First to take over Community Lunch

    8th July 2011

    Having run a very successful Community Lunch event for many years, the organisers have decided to hand over the running of the event to Didcot First. The next lunch date will be Friday 8th July. If you represent a community organisation and would like an invite to join us for the purpose of...

  • Shoppers Loyalty Scheme

    18th May 2011

    We are involved in discussions about the possibility of a shoppers loyalty scheme and would like to know what you think. Abingdon has a scheme entitled 'Choose Abingdon' where shoppers can purchase a card that can be shown in a wide variety of shops and they gain points for pounds spent. The...

  • Royal Institution Speaker in Didcot!

    17th March 2011

    Do you have an interest in the universe? Would you like to hear a Royal Institution Christmas lecturer give a talk right here in Didcot?  Why not book a ticket for our evening with Professor Frank Close OBE on Thursday 17th March in the auditorium at Cornerstone.  He’ll be telling the...

  • Winners of the Passport Prize Draw

    Winners of the Passport Prize Draw

    22nd December 2010

    On Tuesday 21st Decembers the Christmas Shopping Prize draw was made at 7pm at Cornerstone. Local Scouts helped with the draw as part of their Community Challenge work (and they will be evaluating the scheme for us). The draw was overseen by both last and this years Presidents of the Chamber of...

  • Prize Draw

    21st December 2010

    On Tues 21st Dec at 7pm at Cornerstone - the prize draw for the Christmas Shopping Passport will be made. Anyone who has collected 15 stamps and returned a passport to the 'red bin' at Cornerstone will be eligible to enter. Prizes include an Apple i-pod touch (CurrysPCworld), a Family...

  • It might just pay to do your Christmas Shopping in Didcot

    20th October 2010

    For the first time this year, Didcot First is planning a Christmas Shopping passport scheme for all shoppers in the town, whether resident or visiting. The scheme involves 30 local stores who all have a range of potential gifts for family and friends - when you make a purchase at one of these...

  • Our BACA nominations are all in...

    19th September 2010

    Nominations for the Business and Community Awards were due in by 12th September. There are prizes for Ethical Stance (including waste management, fairtrade usage,local purchasing...), Community Involvment (connection and support of the town), Positive Promotion (shouting out good things about...

  • New Website goes live

    9th July 2010

    Didcot First has launched the new web site — we hope this will be easier to navigate, more informative and more up to date. Let us know what you think!  ...

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