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Wristbands now on sale for Music in the Park

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:27

Music in the Park takes place in the Abbey Grounds from 5pm on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

Gates open at 5pm and there will be live performances from Flexamuscle, Shakedown Prophets, AGC Rock Band and Bigtopp.  The evening concludes with a Proms Concert by Abingdon Town Band and  a Grand Firework Display.

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Volunteers Wanted

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 08:52

Abingdon County Hall Museum are seeking volunteers. If you would like to work in a Grade I listed classical revival county hall, enjoy being around history and meeting new people, then we would like to hear from you. If you have any special interests and would like to get involved in some of the museum's other areas, such as events, marketing, cafe and roof visits please do get in touch. 

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Bin collections during the Easter holidays

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:07

The Vale of White Horse District Council have sent the following advice on bin collections during Easter:

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Volunteers Wanted

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:08

The Mouse Hole Cafe, located in the basement of Abingdon County Hall and operated by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, are seeking a Saturday volunteer. The cafe offers a cosy and friendly space run by a small team of staff and volunteers, serving hot drinks, snacks and light lunches. The cafe promotes a community atmosphere, and the Mouse Hole Club (run by the museum's superb volunteers) puts on regular adult craft activities.

Saturday volunteers would be required to help serve food and drinks, offer a friendly welcome and be willing to chat with customers. 

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Abingdon -on-Thames Town Council supports a Community Led plan

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 13:22

People living in and around Abingdon-on-Thames are being urged to help forge its future. Everyone in the area is invited to get involved with the Community Led Plan that the Town Council agreed to support at last night’s Council meeting.

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Learn to Draw

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:56

Abingdon Museum welcomes artist Kate Hammersley who will be conducting a series of workshops over four weeks in April entitled Learn to Draw. The workshops will provide beginners and aspiring drawers a chance to learn essential techniques, such as creating compositions and developing textures - taking inspiration from the museum and its collections. 

Details of the course may be found at http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage/learn-draw with the first date Saturday 1st April.

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Job Opportunities at the Town Council

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:16

The Council is currently advertising for an Administrative Assistant  (based at the Roysse Court offices) and a Works Team Assistant (based at the cemetery but working at all the Council's sites in Abingdon).

For further details please visit the Job Opportunities paga by clicking here.

Please note that the closing date for these positions is Friday 17th March 2017.

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Mayoral events - Tickets selling fast for Race Night

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:08

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Alice Badcock, is organising a Charity Race Night at Edward Brooks Barracks. This will take place on Friday 24th February at 7pm.

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Last chance to have your say on Abingdon Public Space Protection Order

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:37

This is your last chance to have your say on the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order for Abingdon. Under new legislation Police in Abingdon could get new powers to fine people who cause vehicle related noise nuisance. 

This follows concern over incidents in the town’s car parks where the revving of engines, loud bass stereos and screeching tyres have created a disturbance for people living nearby, and caused some residents to feel intimidated. 

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The Abbey Hall

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:57

Following the recent tender exercise in relation to the proposed improvements in relation to the Abbey Hall, the Town Council, at its meeting of 25th January 2017, has reviewed the project.

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The Tanning Industry in Bampton

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:31

Abingdon County Hall Museum has lent several objects from its collection to the Bampton Archive for their current exhibition “The Tanning Industry in Bampton – A not-so-small industry that we have forgotten”. The exhibition presents images and objects illustrating the tanning trade in Bampton as well as leatherworking in general.

On now until 3 March 2017 in the Vesey Room of the Bampton Library, Monday to Saturday 10.30-12.30 and 2-4, Sunday 2-4. Entrance free.

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Calling all Bands for Music in the Park

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:38

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 3rd June, following on from  the popular daytime event, Fun in the Park. 

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Severe weather warnings for Abingdon

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 15:26

Severe weather warnings of snow and ice have been issued for the area.

For the latest Met Office forecast and to view the weather warnings please click here. 

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:59
This is a reminder that as usual, now that the Christmas festivities are concluded, you can bring your Christmas tree to the Market Place be recycled into woodchip.

This annual event takes place on the Saturday after Twelfth Night and this year is scheduled for Saturday 7th 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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Decrease in the number of people detained by police under Mental Health Act thanks to Street Triage

An evaluation into the pilot scheme which saw police officers and mental health professionals working side-by-side has found a number of successes.
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Appeal for information after fail to stop road traffic collision – Oxford

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a driver failed to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.
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Appeal for witnesses following assault – Oxford

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Littlemore Park, Oxford.
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Appeal for information following burglary – Oxford

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary at the Clarendon Centre, Oxford.
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Appeal for witnesses following assault – Oxford

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault which happened at around 1.
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Confiscation order for more than £100,000 issued following Op Strix - Oxford

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been issued with a confiscation order for more than £100,000.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire