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Our Mission and Strategy

Choose Abingdon's role in Abingdon-on-Thames

The Choose Abingdon Partnership builds on Abingdon’s existing strengths and history to support and improve the economic, social and cultural vitality of the town for all its businesses, residents and visitors, and specifically to:

  • Envision, plan and act as a catalyst for positive change.
  • Bring together and coordinate those activities of various organisations and businesses concerned with the town’s future.
  • Influence and engage with the visions, strategic plan and actions of various local authorities and other external projects.
  • Communicate the aspirations of the town.
  • Initiate and implement its own projects

Choose Abingdon activities are controlled by a board led by our Chairman, Bryan Brown. We hold regular board meetings which bring together councils, business and community representatives. We combine flexible and responsive action based on current situations and events with a long term strategic approach which is based on our most recent strategy document. Our work is mainly carried out by our Partnership Manager, active board members and the help of a network of volunteers and engaged businesses.

Our constitution clarifies how we conduct our business and our strategy, published in November 2011, showed how we would tackle priorities in the subsequent three years. 

In the first two years, the Choose Abingdon Partnership focussed on quick wins and projects that had been previously identified in the report prepared before the Partnership came into existence. In 2011 a more in-depth look at how the Partnership's work should fit in with the work of other organisations in the town was undertaken and the resulting document has been the guiding strategy for the...
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The Choose Abingdon Constitution provides the framework for the Partnership to conduct its business, manage its finances and make decisions. It is available as a downloadable pdf at the bottom of this page. Since 1st November 2013, Choose Abingdon Partnership's accountable body has been Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council.  Prior to this date it was the Vale of White Horse District Council
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