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Public Services & Utilities Directory

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.

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.

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 895999

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.

Job Centre

130a Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8DB

A service for people of working age who are looking for work or claiming benefits.

Library (Didcot)

197 Broadway, Didcot OX11 8RU

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.

Post Office

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

Social Services

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

Thames Water

  • 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.