Abingdon

Meeting in relation to the Abbey Hall and the Guildhall

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:03

A Special Parish Meeting was held on 15th January 2018 to discuss the Abbey Hall and the Guildhall. However due to space constraints not everyone was able to get in to the meeting.

Consequently the Mayor offered to organise a meeting for those who could not get in. Please note that both the venue and the time of the meeting has been changed and this meeting will now take place at 7.30 pm on Monday 22nd January 2018 at St Helen’s Church.

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The Green Man - Children's Workshop

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:57
Saturday 27th January, 10:00am-12:00pm   Join artist Barbara Payne and learn how to make a colourful collaged wall plaque inspired by the Green Man image. Afterwards, why not explore the Myth, Mystery and Music exhibition upstairs and see if you can find all of the Green Men in the pictures upstairs!    Price: £6.00  Time: 10am-12pm Aprons and all equipment supplied.
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Meeting in relation to the Guildhall and the Abbey Hall

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:07

A special parish meeting was held on 15th January 2018 to discuss the Guildhall and the Abbey hall. However due to space constraints not everyone was able to get in to the meeting.

Consequently the Mayor offered to organise a further meeting for those who could not get in and this meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 22nd January 2018 in the Roysse Room, the Guildhall.

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Building works commence at the Guildhall

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:29

The Council is pleased to announce that this week major building improvements have started on the Guildhall. These are the first major improvements to the Guildhall for many years and will help to make the building fit for the modern age and improve inclusivity for all. For a full update on the Guildhall Development Project please click here.

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Calling all Bands for Music in the Park!

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:11

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising the popular “Music in the Park” event.  Music in the Park has taken place in the Abbey Grounds every year since its inception as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, attracting large crowds with 3,500 wristbands being made available in the spring. This year Music in the Park takes place in the evening of Saturday 2nd June, following on from the popular daytime event, Fun in the Park.

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Pedestrian bridge over River Ock

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 16:14

In November of 2017 the wooden bridge leading from St Helen’s Court into the Ock Valley Walk had to be closed due to vandalism attacks that led to the bridge becoming unsafe.

Since the closure The Town Council have set aside funds to replace the bridge with a more robust and sturdy construction to ensure it is safe for public use.

The Town Council are currently consulting with The Environment Agency about whether their plans for Flood Alleviation would affect the construction of the new bridge. We hope to have this confirmed and repairs started as soon as possible.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:05
This is a reminder that as usual, now that the Christmas festivities are concluded, you can bring your Christmas tree to the Market Place to be recycled into woodchip.

This annual event takes place on the Saturday after Twelfth Night and this year is scheduled for Saturday 6th January from 9am to 3pm. This service is provided by the Town Council in partnership with TVE Hire and Sales.  

The woodchip produced will help to line our woodland pathways and provide compost for allotments and flowerbeds.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Choir Concert

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:05

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is hosting a Joint concert with Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir and Oxfordshire County Youth Choir On Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 7:30 PM.

The Concert is being held at St Helens Church in Abingdon and all proceeds that are raised are going to the Mayor's Charities, Against Breast Cancer and The Abingdon Bridge.

Tickets are £10.00 per person, and are available via the Information Centre at Roysse Court (Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 3pm).

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Race Night

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:50

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is hosting a Charity Race Night at The Loose Cannon Brewery. This will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018 at 7pm.  All proceeds go to the Mayor's Charities, Against Breast Cancer and The Abingdon Bridge.

Tickets are £5.00 per person, available via the Information Centre at Roysse Court (Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 3pm).

So why not grab a Ticket and join The Mayor at what is expected to be a very popular evening! 

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Christmas and New Year opening Hours for Town Council

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:26

Saturday 23rd December: Information Centre at Guildhall open from 9.30am to 12.30 pm.

Sun 24th December to Wed 27th December inclusive:  CLOSED.

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th December:  open from 9.30am to 3 pm. (Council reception operating at the Information Centre, Guildhall).

Saturday 30th December – Information Centre at Guildhall open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

New Year:  The offices are then closed and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 9am.

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Abingdon-on-Thames Christmas Extravaganza - 2nd December

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:29

Abingdon's Christmas Extravaganza takes place on Saturday 2nd December this year.

The Extravaganza is organised by the Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce and takes place in the town centre throughout the day. There will be trader stalls, delicious food and fantastic entertainment, culminating in a performance by girl band Honeyz and the switching on of the Christmas Lights.

For further details of the programme for the whole day please click here.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Service of Light

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:22

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Jan Morter, extends a warm invitation to all Abingdon townspeople to attend her Service of Light.

The Service will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 20th December in St Helen's Church, Abingdon. 

There will be Mulled Wine and Mince pies to follow.

All are Welcome – Free entry.

 

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Over 70's Tea Party

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:37

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Councillor Jan Morter, is hosting a festive tea with entertainment for Abingdon-on-Thames’s older residents on Monday 18th December.

Do you live in Abingdon-on-Thames? Are you 70 or over? Great! Then come along for the festive fun.

Please call in to the Information Centre at the front of Bridge Street entrance of the Guildhall for a ticket. Tickets will be available from 20/11/2017 until all the tickets are gone – so come down quick! The information centre is open Monday – Saturday, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

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Temporary closure of pedestrian bridge over River Ock

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 19:53

It is with regret that, after taking professional advice, the Council has temporarily closed the bridge leading from St Helen’s Court into the Ock Valley Walk.

The wooden bridge has been subject to vandalism attacks over a sustained period and this has now led to parts of the bridge becoming unsafe. The Council recognises that the closure of the bridge will cause inconvenience to members of the public but public safety must always be paramount in considering such matters.

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Remembrance Day Sunday 12th November 2017

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 19:44

This year’s Remembrance Day commemorations will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017 -

10.00 am: Remembrance Day Service at St Helen's Church led by Rev Mary Williamson.

10.50am:  Remembrance Day Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. The civic party and detachments of the army and  local organisations will parade to the War Memorial. The service at the War Memorial will be led by Rev Mary Williamson and music will be provided by Abingdon Town Band. If you plan to attend you are advised to turn up early as more and more people attend the commemorations each year.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz Night

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:47

A date for the diary!

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is hosting her charity Quiz evening at Long Furlong Community Centre, at 7pm on Saturday 9th December.

The Mayor is welcoming teams of up to eight people to the Quiz night and the evening is in aid of her charities - the Over 70s Christmas Party, Against Breast Cancer and The Abingdon Bridge.  

Tickets are available in advance for £10 pp to include the quiz and a fish and chip supper. There will also be a bar available.

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MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCED IN RELATION TO THE GUILDHALL AND THE ABBEY HALL

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:36

THE GUILDHALL

Currently the historic rooms of the Guildhall, which date back to the 15th Century, are not available for hire. However they remain fully maintained, and used to deliver public services including the popular and busy Information Centre. The Council is pursuing an ambitious improvement project and we are pleased to report that planning approval has been given to provide the following:

GROUND FLOOR ACCESSIBLE TOILETS

MUNIMENT ROOM FOR THE TOWN’S ARCHIVES WITH EASY ACCESS AND READING ROOM

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Remembrance Day Commemorations

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:27

This year’s Remembrance Day commemorations will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017 -

10.00 am: Remembrance Day Service at St Helen's Church led by Rev Mary Williamson.

10.50am:  Remembrance Day Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. The civic party, the Army and detachments of local organisations will parade to the War Memorial. The service at the War Memorial will be led by Rev Mary Williamson.

Music for the Parade and at the memorial will be provided by the Abingdon Town Band.

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The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:41
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar   Wednesday, 1st November, 7:00pm-9:00pm  
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1917: The Search for Victory

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:38

1917: The Search for Victory

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