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

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:07

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. 

 

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Plastic bags can now be used to line food waste bins

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:57

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.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Swan Upping 2017

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:37

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.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Grants available for Abingdon Clubs and Societies

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

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!

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Community Led Plan Update

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 20:41

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.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Contractors required for building works to Guildhall

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:41

The following opportunity has already been advertised in the "Oxford Times" and  online in "Contract Finder ".

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council wishes to engage a contractor to undertake building works to Abingdon Guildhall specifically:

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Music in the Park - another sell out!

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:35

This year Music in the Park takes place in the Abbey Grounds from 5pm on Saturday 3rd June 2017. After a busy six weeks, wristbands have now sold out .

For those who have their wristbands the music starts at 5pm with a live performance from Flexamuscle. They are followed by  Shakedown Prophets, Bigtopp and the AGC Rock Band.  The evening concludes with a Proms Concert by Abingdon Town Band and  a Grand Firework Display.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Wristbands for Music in the Park

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 14:44

This year Music in the Park takes place in the Abbey Grounds from 5pm on Saturday 3rd June 2017. With only a few days left before the big day, there is only a limited number of wristbands left to purchase at the Information Centre and you are strongly advised to obtain yours now, before we sell out.

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.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Arrangements for Fun and Music in the Park - Saturday 3rd June

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:05

Following the  terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017 the Council has reviewed the arrangements in place for Fun in the Park and Music in the Park on 3rd June 2017.

The Council has taken advice from the Police and its security providers and has worked hard during the last week to review arrangements to help ensure as far as is possible that both these popular events are safe for all those families who come along to enjoy them.

A number of changes have been made to arrangements, the main ones being:

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Flood alert and warning of severe weather

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 16:51

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Stert in Abingdon-on-Thames (3.09pm-  28th May):

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Wristbands for Music in the Park - get yours whilst you can

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:09

This year Music in the Park takes place in the Abbey Grounds from 5pm on Saturday 3rd June 2017. With under two weeks left before the big day, wristbands are selling fast and you are strongly advised to obtain yours now, before we run out.

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.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Parliamentary elections

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 20:57

The following helpful information has been received from the Vale of White Horse District Council and is reproduced below in full.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Music in the Park wristbands selling fast

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

With just over three weeks to go to Music in the Park, wristbands are selling fast. This year this popular annual event 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.

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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. 

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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:

Categories: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Appeal for witnesses following assault – Oxford

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Littlemore Park, Oxford.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Appeal for information following burglary – Oxford

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary at the Clarendon Centre, Oxford.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Appeal for witnesses following assault – Oxford

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault which happened at around 1.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire