Abingdon

Launch of Abingdon-on-Thames cinema announced

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:52

The 1960s extension to Abingdon’s Guildhall – known as the Abbey Hall – is being brought back to life with a launch date this December.  The building will be transformed with state-of-the-art projection and surround sound equipment, cinema seating and a finely-stocked bar. Named ‘The Abbey Cinema’, the new venue will be kicking off a run of new releases just in time for Christmas, including Mary Poppins Returns, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Robin Hood and Wreck it Ralph, alongside festive favourites such as It’s a Wonderful Life, The Grinch & Nativity Rocks!.

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Mayors Over 70's Christmas Party - SOLD OUT!

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:09

The annual Mayors Over 70's Christmas Party has now sold out!

There are no longer any tickets available and we are very sorry for any dissapointment this may cause, but for those of you who managed to grab a ticket the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Margaret Crick, is really looking forward to welcoming you to this festive event!

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Warm Home Discount

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:08

People who have difficulty paying their energy bills might be able to take advantage of the Warm Home Discount, a new kind of grant offered by the government and energy suppliers. 

The Warm Home Discount is a scheme that provides people on low incomes with a single discount of £140 on their winter electricity bill. (You might be able to get the discount applied to your gas bill instead - contact your supplier to find out.) 

The discount will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment.

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The Mayors Over 70's Christmas Party

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:33

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Margaret Crick, is hosting the annual over 70's Christmas Party with tea and entertainment for Abingdon-on-Thames’s older residents on Monday 17th December this year.

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

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Free parking days in the run up to Christmas

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:27

Motorists in the Vale of White Horse can enjoy free parking in district council car parks on certain days in the run up to Christmas.

The annual free parking tradition is provided by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents.  The free parking days allocated to each area are agreed with the individual town councils depending on which day would best suit local traders. 

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100th Commemoration of the World War One Armistice

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 09:20

100th Commemoration of the World War One Armistice

Please see below a list of events organised by the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council to commemorate the First World War Centenary. 

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Community Grants Scheme

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:20

Community Grants Scheme

This is a reminder that Abingdon Town Council have a community grant scheme in place with a budget of £18,000 available for grants for the financial year commencing 1st April 2018 and applications may now be made for funding.

Last year grants were awarded from the Community Grants scheme to 23 different organisations.

Grant applications are considered by the Community Services Committee at its meetings, which take place four times each year. The next meeting takes place 11th December 2018 with a deadline for applications 20th November.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz Night

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 15:01

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Margaret Crick, is hosting her charity Quiz evening in The Roysse Room, Guildhall, Abingdon at 7pm on Friday 30th November.

The Mayor is welcoming teams of up to six people to the Quiz night and the evening is in aid of her charities - the Over 70s Christmas Party, Abingdon Carousal and Be Free Young Carers.  

Tickets are available in advance for £12 pp to include a buffet. There will also be a bar available.

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1918: The Bloody Road to Victory

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:49
Abindon Museum presents: '1918: The Bloody Road to Victory' Friday 9th November 2018 
starts at 7.00 pm (doors 6.40pm) at the Amey Theatre.
Abingdon School, Park Road, Abingdon. 0X14 1DE

BBC historian Gareth Howell returns to recount the harrowing story of the end of the Great War.

What happened during the last year, to what extent did American assistance aid the European efforts, and what was the ultimate outcome of the war?

 

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Bus service 41 re-introduced

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:26

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are pleased to announce that from 21st October 2018, the Bus service 41 will be re-introduced.

This service is operated by Thames Travel and is based on the previous 41 service which stopped when the Oxfordshire County Council could no longer subsidise a lot of bus routes. Now Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council have funding for a year to bring the service back.

The Bus Serves South Abingdon on Monday to Friday. Please see link here for the timetable 

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Meeting of the Town Council

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:58

Please note that the Council meeting on Wednesday 17th October 2018 will be held in the Main Hall of the North East Abingdon Community Centre, Lindsay Drive at 7pm. This meeting is open to the public. Please click here to find link to the agenda.

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GREAT WAR PROPAGANDA

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:43
From 6th October to 23rd December 2018 Exhibition open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.
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Mission Space will take Abingdon fair to new heights

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:42

The organisers of next week's Abingdon Michaelmas Fun Fair are promising a bigger and better version of one of last year's hit attractions. Mission Space will replace the Sky Fly ride on Ock Street, towering 40 metres (130 feet) high. For two days only – next Monday and Tuesday – riders will be able to enjoy an exhilarating experience as they are twirled high over the rooftops of the Oxfordshire town.

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100th Commemoration of the World War One Armistice

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:31

100th Commemoration of the World War One Armistice

Please see below a list of events organised by the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council to commemorate the First World War Centenary. 

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Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs come to town!

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:12

Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th October from 12 noon to 11pm each day.  The Michaelmas Fair is the longest street fair in Europe, running from the Market Place, through the High Street, The Square and the full length of Ock Street.  This historic street fair has its origins in the shortage of labour following  the Black Death of 1348/9.  The Fair was a hiring fair, the equivalent of today's employment agencies and online job websites.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Civic Service

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:49

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Margaret Crick, will be holding her Civic Service at 10:30 AM on Sunday 9th September in St Helens Church, Abingdon.

The Service will be led by the Rector of Abingdon, Dr Charles Miller.

All are welcome to attend the service.

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