Public Services & Utilities
Essential local services available to all.
Blewbury Flying Squad
See Transport section.
Cemetery Regulations are available as a downloadable pdf file from the Parish section of this website. For further details please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.
- 07968 772935
Citizens' Advice Bureau
Dales, 9-15 High Street, Didcot OX11 8EQ
Please call for opening times or to make an appointment. Anyone visiting the Bureau without an appointment will be given a 10 minute 'gateway' interview with an adviser to find out what the issue is and to identify the best way forward. Appointments will then be offered where necessary.
- 08444 111444
Electricity - Emergency
Local emergencies should be reported to the Southern Electric Emergency Line, no matter which supplier you have a contract with.
- 08457 70 80 90
Electricity - Non-Emergency
The Southern Electric Enquiry Line may be useful for checking the progress of a fault or repair. For other non-urgent calls use the number supplied on your electricity bill. To investigate cheaper suppliers see USWITCH.
- 08457 444555
Fire Service - Emergency
Dial 999 and ask operator for FIRE service.
Fire Service - Non-Emergency
For general enquiries you can call the Oxford Fire Service Headquarters.
- 01865 842999
Gas - Emergency
Call the National Grid. DO turn off the gas supply at the meter (unless the smell of gas and the meter are in the cellar) DO open doors and windows to get rid of the gas DO put out naked flames DON'T smoke DON'T turn electrical switches on or off DO keep people away from the area
- 0800 111999
Gas - Non-Emergency
For non-urgent matters use the number supplied on your electricity bill or check the National Grid website. To investigate cheaper suppliers see USWITCH.
130a Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8DB
A service for people of working age who are looking for work or claiming benefits.
- 01235 703800
Library - Didcot
197 Broadway, Didcot OX11 8RU
- 01235 813103
Library - Mobile
Until Friday June 5th 2015 the mobile library service will stop on alternate Fridays at Bessels Lea Road 10.35am - 11.10am and the Blueberry 11.15am - 11.40am. After June 5th there will be a gap of one month with no service. Then from July 6th the service will resume, calling on alternate Mondays and stopping only at the Blueberry for one hour between 11.20 am and 12.20 pm.
- 01235 813103
Police - Emergency
Dial 999 and ask the operator for the POLICE. It is an emergency if a crime is being committed, or is about to be committed, or there is a risk of serious injury.
Police - Non-Emergency
Didcot Police Station, Mereland Road, Didcot
Blewbury is in the Thames Valley Police District.
Village Hall, Heather Way, Blewbury OX11 9QQ
Open 8.30 am to noon Monday to Saturday and 2.30 to 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. As well as the usual services the Post Office provides E-top ups, a banking service, commission-free bureau de change, travel insurance, bill payment, free withdrawal of cash. The Shop has gifts, gift wrap, small toys, stationery, partyware, confectionery, soft drinks, batteries and some general medicines. There is also a dry cleaning service.
- 01235 851777
Refuse Services - Collection
Refuse collection services (bins, bulky items, hazardous waste collection) are operated by the Vale of White Horse District Council, with Biffa as the main contractor. Bins are normally collected on Tuesdays, with recycling collections (green bin) and landfill collections (grey bin) made on alternate weeks. Food waste is collected each week.
Refuse Services - Waste & Recycling Centres
Refuse disposal services are operated by Oxfordshire County Council. The main local waste and recycling centres are at Drayton, south of Drayton village, and Redbridge, Oxford, close to the Park and Ride car park.
Registrar - Births, Marriages & Deaths
197 Broadway, Didcot OX11 8RU
- 08451 295900
Oxfordshire County Council Social and Community Services are responsible for local social services including Carers, Children and families, Health care, Learning disabilities, Mental health, Older people, Physical disabilities, Asylum service and Community development.
Water & Sewer Drains - Emergency
- 08459 200800
Water & Sewer Drains - Non-Emergency
Thames Water, PO Box 286, Swindon, SN38 2RA
For reporting leaks: 0800 714614. Account queries: 08459 200805. Email forms for enquiries and leak reports are available in the Contact Us section of their website.