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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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New Years Day - Walking of the 1556 Borough Boundaries

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 12/31/2016 - 19:08

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.

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Christmas and New Year opening hours for Town Council

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 15:58

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.

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Mayor's Christmas Concert and Carols

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:48

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. 


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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.
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

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

Men issued confiscation orders – Oxford and Witney

Two men have been issued confiscation orders following convictions for drugs supply offences.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Man charged in connection with sexual assaults - Abingdon

Thames Valley Police has charged a man in connection with 35 sexual offences.
Categories: Oxford, Oxfordshire