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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Mrs Janet Morgan, Freeman

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:09

Abingdon on Thames Town Council is sad to announce the death of Mrs Janet Morgan, Freeman of the town of Abingdon-on-Thames and Past Mayor.

Janet was a member of the Town Council from 1983 to 1995 and was Mayor of the Town in 1988/89.  She was awarded the Freedom of Abingdon in 2011.  Janet was also a past member of the Vale of White Horse District Council (including serving as the Leader of the Council) and of Oxfordshire County Council.  As an ex-teacher she was also a governor of 3 schools.

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Comic Capers - date confirmation

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:12

To tie in with the launch of the fantastic new exhibition Geoff Dunbar: A Personal History of Classical Animation, Abingdon County Hall Museum's volunteer craft activity team will be hosting two days of activities over the October half-term break entitled Comic Capers. The two dates are 25th and 28th October. 

For more details on the museum's free volunteer run craft activity days please visit the museum page.

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Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs come to town!

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:45

Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th October from 12 noon to 11pm each day.  It 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 labour problems which prevailed after the Black Death of 1348/9.  Men were hired for agricultural work at Michaelmas and the Fair provided an opportunity for staff to be hired for the next 12 months.  The Fair remained partly a hiring fair until the 20th Cent

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Abingdon for All - Community Led Plan

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:57

Abingdon for All - Community Led Plan.

A Community Led Plan is being developed for Abingdon-on-Thames. The community led planning process enables residents to develop a shared vision for the long-term sustainability of the community and how it should develop over the next five to ten years. The Plan can be used to influence local area planning decisions, support funding applications and influence service providers. Residents will be able to have their say on a wide range of topics and identify what they feel is important to the future and wellbeing of their community.

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Council to offer £175,000 in grants to local community

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:07

We have received the following from the District Council:


Vale of White Horse District Council will be offering two grant schemes starting next month with £175,000 available to support the local community.


The Capital Grants scheme and New Homes Bonus community grant scheme opens on 20 August and will run until 15 October for people to apply.


Workshops to give guidance on the grants and help people to apply for them will be offered 4-6pm on 8 August in Abingdon, 10 August in Faringdon and 15 August in Wantage. 


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Plastic bags can now be used to line food waste bins

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:57

The District Council have issued the following update on changes to arrangements which mean that you can use plastic bags to line food waste bins.

Residents in Southern Oxfordshire can now use plastic bags to line their food waste bins and caddies.

Food waste is collected every week and taken to Agrivert’s anaerobic digestion plant near Wallingford to be recycled into gas for electricity and fertiliser for local farmland.

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Swan Upping 2017

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:37

Swan Upping plays an important role in the conservation of the mute swan and involves The Queen’s Swan Warden collecting data, assessing the health of young cygnets and examining them for any injuries. Cygnets are extremely vulnerable at this early stage in their development and Swan Upping affords an opportunity to help both adults and cygnets that might otherwise go untreated.

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Grants available for Abingdon Clubs and Societies

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 22:06

This year the Council has allocated a sum of £18,000 for grants for local clubs and societies.  

Grants are allocated each quarter and the Council is now accepting applications for consideration at the September meeting of the Community Services Committee - the closing date is 5th September.  

The Council is keen that as many clubs and societies as possible apply for and benefit from the grants available. Do not miss out on this opportunity!

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Community Led Plan Update

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:41

It was originally intended that the Community Led Plan would be launched with consultation events in July 2017.  However matters have been delayed for a number of reasons not least of which was the extended period of “purdah” relating to the County and General elections which severely restricted our ability progress matters , issue publicity and engage the public.

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