Easter bank holiday bin collections
See below for details of when your bins will be collected over Easter. Don’t forget that you can recycle all of your Easter egg boxes, plastic inserts and foil wrapping, too – they all go in your green bin. Please put recycling into your bins loose or in clear sacks – we can’t take recycling away if it isn’t in see-through bags.
|Normal collection||Revised collection day||Which bins?|
|Friday 30 March||Saturday 31 March*||Green, food, garden waste|
|Monday 2 April||Tuesday 3 April||Grey and food|
|Tuesday 3 April||Wednesday 4 April||Grey and food|
|Wednesday 4 April||Thursday 5 April||Grey and food|
|Thursday 5 April||Friday 6 April||Grey and food|
|Friday 6 April||Saturday 7 April*||Grey and food|
*Please ensure your bins are out by 6am on Saturday. Find out more about bank holiday collections on our website.
Extra garden waste reminder
If you’re a garden waste customer, you can leave out an extra bin’s worth of garden waste on your normal collection day in the week beginning 9 April.
Tickets on sale now
Head over to the SO Charitable Lottery website to support local good causes and be in with the chance of winning up to £25,000.
Nearly 50 local good causes have joined the lottery and you can choose which you want to support when you buy tickets. From every £1 ticket sold, 60p will go to causes and towards supporting volunteering locally. To find out more visit the website.
New shops open at Orchard Centre
The first phase of new shops have opened at Didcot’s £50 million Orchard Centre expansion. Further stores, restaurants and cafes will open over the coming months and there will be an official launch ceremony later in the year.
A new Changing Places toilet for disabled people has opened at the centre, thanks to £20,000 of funding from our council. It is the second facility of its kind in Didcot and will help to make the town centre even more accessible.
See the Orchard Centre website for more information.
Help name Didcot’s new town square
To celebrate the opening of the Orchard Centre, we’re inviting you to put forward name suggestions for the new town square. These could be linked to Didcot’s history, notable people or buildings, or perhaps something futuristic in recognition of the ground-breaking science and technology happening in Science Vale.
Please get involved and put forward your suggestions here before 5pm on Friday 20 April. The winning name will be chosen by a panel of judges from our council, Didcot Town Council and the Orchard Centre developers, Hammerson
Harwell Link Road opens
A road to support new housing at Great Western Park and Valley Park has opened. The new £11.65 million Harwell Link Road connects the B4493 to the A417 and Harwell Oxford Campus. This is the latest in a package of transport improvements for the local area and will also help to reduce the amount of traffic in Harwell village.
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