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Abingdon-on-Thames Christmas Extravaganza - 2nd December

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:29

Abingdon's Christmas Extravaganza and switch on of the lights takes place on Saturday 2nd December this year.

The Christmas Lights are provided by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council and the Extravaganza is organised by the Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce. The Extravaganza takes place in the town centre throughout the day. There will be trader stalls, delicious food and fantastic entertainment, culminating in a performance by girl band Honeyz. The day culminates with the switching on of the Town's Christmas Lights and a firework display.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Service of Light

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:22

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Jan Morter, extends a warm invitation to all Abingdon townspeople to attend her Service of Light.

The Service will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 20th December in St Helen's Church, Abingdon. 

There will be Mulled Wine and Mince pies to follow.

All are Welcome – Free entry.

 

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Over 70's Tea Party

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:37

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Councillor Jan Morter, is hosting a festive tea with entertainment for Abingdon-on-Thames’s older residents on Monday 18th December.

Do you live in Abingdon-on-Thames? Are you 70 or over? Great! Then come along for the festive fun.

Please call in to the Information Centre at the front of Bridge Street entrance of the Guildhall for a ticket. Tickets will be available from 20/11/2017 until all the tickets are gone – so come down quick! The information centre is open Monday – Saturday, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

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Temporary closure of pedestrian bridge over River Ock

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 19:53

It is with regret that, after taking professional advice, the Council has temporarily closed the bridge leading from St Helen’s Court into the Ock Valley Walk.

The wooden bridge has been subject to vandalism attacks over a sustained period and this has now led to parts of the bridge becoming unsafe. The Council recognises that the closure of the bridge will cause inconvenience to members of the public but public safety must always be paramount in considering such matters.

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Remembrance Day Sunday 12th November 2017

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 19:44

This year’s Remembrance Day commemorations will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017 -

10.00 am: Remembrance Day Service at St Helen's Church led by Rev Mary Williamson.

10.50am:  Remembrance Day Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. The civic party and detachments of the army and  local organisations will parade to the War Memorial. The service at the War Memorial will be led by Rev Mary Williamson and music will be provided by Abingdon Town Band. If you plan to attend you are advised to turn up early as more and more people attend the commemorations each year.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz Night

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:47

A date for the diary!

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is hosting her charity Quiz evening at Long Furlong Community Centre, at 7pm on Saturday 9th December.

The Mayor is welcoming teams of up to eight people to the Quiz night and the evening is in aid of her charities - the Over 70s Christmas Party, Against Breast Cancer and The Abingdon Bridge.  

Tickets are available in advance for £10 pp to include the quiz and a fish and chip supper. There will also be a bar available.

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MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCED IN RELATION TO THE GUILDHALL AND THE ABBEY HALL

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:36

THE GUILDHALL

Currently the historic rooms of the Guildhall, which date back to the 15th Century, are not available for hire. However they remain fully maintained, and used to deliver public services including the popular and busy Information Centre. The Council is pursuing an ambitious improvement project and we are pleased to report that planning approval has been given to provide the following:

GROUND FLOOR ACCESSIBLE TOILETS

MUNIMENT ROOM FOR THE TOWN’S ARCHIVES WITH EASY ACCESS AND READING ROOM

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Remembrance Day Commemorations

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:27

This year’s Remembrance Day commemorations will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017 -

10.00 am: Remembrance Day Service at St Helen's Church led by Rev Mary Williamson.

10.50am:  Remembrance Day Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. The civic party, the Army and detachments of local organisations will parade to the War Memorial. The service at the War Memorial will be led by Rev Mary Williamson.

Music for the Parade and at the memorial will be provided by the Abingdon Town Band.

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The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:41
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar   Wednesday, 1st November, 7:00pm-9:00pm  
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1917: The Search for Victory

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:38

1917: The Search for Victory

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Mrs Janet Morgan, Freeman

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:09

Abingdon on Thames Town Council is sad to announce the death of Mrs Janet Morgan, Freeman of the town of Abingdon-on-Thames and Past Mayor.

Janet was a member of the Town Council from 1983 to 1995 and was Mayor of the Town in 1988/89.  She was awarded the Freedom of Abingdon in 2011.  Janet was also a past member of the Vale of White Horse District Council (including serving as the Leader of the Council) and of Oxfordshire County Council.  As an ex-teacher she was also a governor of 3 schools.

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Comic Capers - date confirmation

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:12

To tie in with the launch of the fantastic new exhibition Geoff Dunbar: A Personal History of Classical Animation, Abingdon County Hall Museum's volunteer craft activity team will be hosting two days of activities over the October half-term break entitled Comic Capers. The two dates are 25th and 28th October. 

For more details on the museum's free volunteer run craft activity days please visit the museum page.

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Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs come to town!

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:45

Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th October from 12 noon to 11pm each day.  The Michaelmas Fair is the longest street fair in Europe, running from the Market Place, through the High Street, The Square and the full length of Ock Street.  This historic street fair has its origins in the shortage of labour following  the Black Death of 1348/9.  The Fair was a hiring fair, the equivalent of today's employment agencies and online job websites.

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