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Kids Craft Session with Robert Strange

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:23

Kids Craft session with Robert Strange 12 – 2pm 30th May in the Sessions Gallery. Taking inspiration from his vivid drawings of sweet wrappers and discarded items, kids can create colourful paper works with guidance from the artist himself. FREE (donations suggested at £1 per person)

Why not drop in to meet Robert Strange on Saturday 2nd June and find out about the inspiration and technique behind this exhibition of work. 10.30 to 3pm. FREE

The Sessions Gallery in up 37 steps.

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Music in the Park Wristbands on sale!

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:02

On Saturday 2nd June 2018 the Abbey Gardens will fill up with rides, face painting,  live music and dance, some great street food stalls, bouncy inflatables and much more. There will be performances on the stage and there will be stalls for local societies and Community groups to advertise their activities and the work they do and potentially sign up new members.

Fun in the Park takes place from 10:30 am to 3:30pm and is a free, walk-in event.

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Cinema at the Abbey Hall

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 14:02

The Council is pleased to confirm that at its meeting of Wednesday 25th April it agreed to the principle of renting the Abbey Hall to the Regal Cinema of Evesham until the summer of 2020. This is now subject to formal legal agreement but this should not delay matters and in the meantime works have commenced to enable the cinema to move in.

 

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Expressions of interest – management of the Guildhall, Abingdon-on-Thames

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:09

Expressions of interest – the Guildhall, Abingdon-on-Thames

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is re-opening its Historic Guildhall Rooms for hire later this year. These will be available for hire to individuals, community groups, conference organisers, wedding planners and others. A strong marketing campaign is being launched shortly, and high quality equipment and catering facilities will be available.

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Annual Meeting and Mayor Making

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:26

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Jan Morter, and the Town Council invite you to the Annual Meeting and Mayor Making of the Town Council in

St. Helen’s Church, Abingdon-on-Thames at 7pm

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Doors open from 6.30pm

You are invited to join the Mayor and Town Councillors for a glass of wine or a soft drink at the conclusion of the meeting.

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Mouse Hole Cafe receives 5 Star award

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:50

The Mouse Hole Café in the Basement of Abingdon Museum has this week received a 5 star award for taking steps to avoid plastic waste and pollution.

The Certificate was presented to the café manager, Emma Rose by the Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Jan Morter, on behalf of the Abingdon Cuts Plastic! Campaign, part of Abingdon Carbon Cutters.

Three excellent things which the Mouse Hole café do are:                                             

      1.  Sell reusable Ecoffee cups, made from bamboo.

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Community Led Plan Meeting - 16th April 2018 at 6pm

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:21

Reminder about this evenings Community Led Plan Meeting 

Following the Community Survey which took place in the autumn, the results have now been collated and analysed.

Residents are now invited to help progress the work at a series of meetings which will focus on the issues which have been highlighted by the survey as priorities.  To each of the meetings we are inviting representatives of the various organisations who have responsibilities in relation to the matters under consideration.

The next meeting is:

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Pedestrian bridge over River Ock - now open!

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:22

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are pleased to confirm that the new bridge leading from St Helen’s Court into the Ock Valley Walk has recently been installed and the Ock Valley Walk is now open to the public again.

In accordance with the Town Council's drive to be environmentally friendly the new bridge is made out of recycled plastic. This also means that its construction is much more sturdy than the previous old wooden bridge. 

We are pleased the Ock Valley Walk is open for the spring and hopefully the weather will now improve too!

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Community Led Plan Meetings

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:22

Following the Community Survey which took place in the autumn, the results have now been collated and analysed.

Residents are now invited to help progress the work at a series of meetings which will focus on the issues which have been highlighted by the survey as priorities.  To each of the meetings we are inviting representatives of the various organisations who have responsibilities in relation to the matters under consideration.

The next meeting is:

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Esclusive 'MG made in Abingdon' book signing by Bob Frampton

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 13:30

Sunday 15th April 2018

Esclusive 'MG made in Abingdon' book signing by Bob Frampton on Sunday 15th April (10am - 3pm) to coincide with the opening of the new temporary exhibition 'Automotive/Design: Innovations at MG Abingdon.'
On this day you can have your copy of 'MG Made in Abingdon' signed by its author Bob Frampton. If you don't already have one, copies will be available to purchase in the museum shop for £14.99.

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Ock Valley Walk Footbridge

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:24

We are pleased to say that the new footbridge for the Ock Valley Walk (St Helen's Court) has been manufactured and delivered. Unfortunately, installation of the new bridge has been delayed due to the inclement weather and flood warnings on the River Ock and Thames. It is hoped that installation will begin week commencing 9th April if the water level and flows permit.

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Plans for Cinema at the Abbey Hall

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 14:00

Abingdon-on-Thames Council is working with Oxfordshire County Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council on proposals to create a community hub in the Abbey Hall which would accommodate multiple public services such as the library, information centre, joint reception and other council services.  This work is ongoing but will still take some time to come to fruition, the likely timing for building works to commence being the summer of 2020. 

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Music in the Park 2018

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 14:34

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising the popular “Music in the Park” event!

Wristbands for this year’s event will go on sale Tuesday 1st May. Wristbands will cost £10 for adults and £5 for children. Under 5's will be free. No concessions.

Tickets will be available from The Information Centre and online. A link to online sales will be provided closer to the time.

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Community Led Plan Meetings

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:15

Following the Community Survey which took place in the autumn, the results have now been collated and analysed.

We are now in a position to take the Plan forward.

Residents are now invited to help progress the work at a series of meetings which will focus on the issues which have been highlighted by the survey as priorities.  To each of the meetings we are inviting representatives of the various organisations who have responsibilities in relation to the matters under consideration.

The meetings are as follows:

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Get Cracking!

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:39

Tuesday, 3rd April, and Saturday, 7th April 2018

Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this time?

Time: 10am-12.30pm, and 1-3pm

Admission: Entry by donation

Location: Kempster Room, museum basement

Facilities: Toilets, Baby Changing, Lift Access

Café: The Mouse Hole Café will be open until 2pm serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and lunches.

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Pedestrian bridge over River Ock

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:46

The wooden bridge leading from St Helen’s Court into the Ock Valley Walk has been closed due to vandalism attacks that led to the bridge becoming unsafe.

The Town Council is pleased to be able to update you that the Replacement Bridge is due to be delivered at the end of March 2018 and should be installed in the weeks following.

Please check the Town Council Website and Social Media for any further updates.

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Annual Parish Meeting Wednesday 14th March 2018

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:22

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th March 2018, in St Helen’s Church, Abingdon-on-Thames at 7pm. 

This is a public meeting of the Local Government electors of Abingdon-on-Thames who are invited to attend and take part in discussions. 

This is an annual statutory meeting of the town’s electors and is not a Council meeting although the Council does take the opportunity for its Committee Chairmen to make a report to the meeting on the work being undertaken by the Council’s Committees.

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International Women's Week Activities

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:00

It is International Women's Day on Thursday 8 March. To celebrate Active Women are offering a program of activities for women to take part in across areas of South and Vale Oxfordshire both on the day and during the week! 
All new participants who attend an activity during the week will receive an Active Women freebie - including a t-shirt/pen or key ring. Get in touch with the contact to find out more and to book your place.

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Mayor of Abingdons Festiball

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:29

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter is hosting this year’s formal gathering that we are calling a ‘Festiball’ - A South Pacific themed, festival feel evening!

Whilst the main aim is to raise funds for her 2 charities, we also hope to have some fun. There is something for everyone!

A string Quartet of the highest quality will serenade you at the Champagne reception.

Entertainment will include Prima Ballerina, Rebecca Scanlon, local girl made good.

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Memorial Service for Mr John Tamplin - New Date

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:43

Please note the new date of the Memorial Service for Mr John Tamplin is:

12 noon on Friday 16th March at St. Helen's Church, OX14 5BS, followed by refreshments at the Crown and Thistle, 18 Bridge St, Abingdon OX14 3HS.

John passed away in February at the age of 85. He was a Town Councillor from 1999 to 2003 and was Mayor’s Escort to his late wife Audrey during 2002-2003.  He leaves his daughter Jane, son-in-law Marc and son Richard.

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