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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Annual New Year’s Day Boundary Walk will take place on Sunday 1st January 2017. Please gather at the Market Place from 11.15am for a start at 11.30am. The walk is estimated to take around two hours. Please come prepared appropriately with warm clothing and footwear appropriate for muddy conditions! The walk is led by two of the Abingdon Guild of Town Criers - Penny Clover and Tim Hunt. Please join the walk if you want an energetic and interesting start to the New Year.
Saturday 24th December: Information Centre at Guildhall open from 9.30am to 12.30 pm.
Sun 25th December to Wed 28th December inclusive: CLOSED.
Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December: open from 9.30am to 3 pm. (Council reception operating at the Information Centre, Guildhall).
Saturday 31st December – Information Centre at Guildhall open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
New Year 2017: The offices are then closed and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9am.
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Alice Badcock, extends a warm invitation to all townspeople to attend her Christmas Concert and Carol service.
The Concert will take place at 7pm on Saturday 17th December in St Helen's Church. The concert will include music by Abingdon Town Band. At the end of the Concert the Mayor will invite everyone present to join her for a festive glass of wine/ or soft drink in the South Aisle.