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Royal Logistic Corps to exercise the Freedom of the Vale of the White Horse
Published on: 28 Sep 2016
The following press release has been received from the Vale of White Horse District Council: Local residents and visitors are invited to attend a march through Abingdon on Saturday 1st October involving over 100 soldiers from 3 and 4 Regiments Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) granted freedom of the Vale. Service personnel from the Dalton Barracks based Regiments will march through the town in a display of ceremony and tradition accompanied by services band musicians. Starting at 10.50am they will begin at the fire station and progress to Market Place where Vale of White Horse Chairman, Cllr. Mike... more
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Published on: 10 Sep 2016
Abingdon's autumn street Fairs will soon be in town. The Michaelmas Fair - which runs from the Market Place through the High Street and the entire length of Ock Street, dates back to the middle ages and is the longest street fair in Europe.  It moves in on Sunday 9th October and is open to the public on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October. The following week the smaller Runaway Fair takes place in the Market Place and the High Street (to its junction with West St Helen Street). It moves in on Sunday 16th October and will be open to the public on Monday 17th October.   Town centre shops and... more
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Abingdon Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 2016
Published on: 20 Jul 2016
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more. Keep a look out for details in the upcoming brochure which will be available online from 6th August 2016.  Heritage Open Days is a national annual event that offers a unique... more
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
Published on: 06 Jul 2016
The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building consent. Detailed technical design is taking place ahead of building tenders being requested.  The Council has consulted and kept residents updated throughout the Development Project and is now organising an Open Day at which the architects and Councillors will be present to explain the plans and receive your comments. This will take place in the Roysse Room at the Guildhall (Bridge Street entrance) on Saturday 23rd July 2016 between 10am and 2pm. Please come along to take a look and to make... more
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Published on: 02 Jul 2016
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued the following statement: "The Council debated a motion at its Council meeting on Wednesday that 'Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council source a rainbow flag to fly from County Hall in conjunction with Oxford Pride.' "After full and careful debate the motion was not adopted. I would like to explain why the motion was not adopted. "The Council has a long standing policy on which flags it flies from the County Hall. These flags are the Union Flag, the Flag of St George (England), the Town Flag and, annually, the Commonwealth and the Armed Forces... more
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Published on: 30 Jun 2016
Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. To commemorate this day the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Town as part of an Act of Remembrance.  This will take place at the Town's Cenotaph and War Memorial at 7am on 1st July. "When you go home, tell them of us and say For your tomorrow, we gave our today." (Kohima Epitaph)
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The Town Crier gave an Abingdon welcome to the guests as they arrived
Published on: 27 Jun 2016
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames gave a June Ball to raise money for her charities, Little Troopers and Oxfordshire Mind, last Friday. The Mayor was pleased to welcome civic guests from the other towns in the area, such as Didcot and Thame, as well as residents of the town, friends and supporters. Due to the closure of the Guildhall a local alternative was sought and the Frilford Heath Golf Club hosted the event providing a wonderfully green backdrop to the photos taken as the guests arrived. The Mayor is also planning to hold another ball in April next year and anyone wishing to put their... more
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Published on: 12 Jun 2016
The Council is hosting - in association with the Abingdon Rugby Club and Yeah Baby - a Party to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th Birthday.  There is live entertainment with four local bands, the clubhouse and bar are open and there is a BBQ.  The Party is from 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday 12th June at the Abingdon Rugby Club, South Town Park, Lambrick Way.  Entry is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information.
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Published on: 06 Jun 2016
The Royal Bun-Throwing Ceremony to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM the Queen will take place on Saturday 11th June 2016. This is believed to be the 36th occasion on which the ceremony has been performed. Roads in the town centre will close at 5pm ahead of the ceremony. Abingdon Town Band and the Abingdon Tradtional Morris Dancers will both perform ahead of the Mayor leading the Council to the County Hall. Following the singing of the National Anthem the Mayor will then throw the first of 4,500 buns at 7pm. The Town Council are very grateful to Tesco who is sponsoring both events by... more
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Published on: 03 Jun 2016
Published on:  02 Jun 2016   Two great events take place on Saturday in the Abbey Grounds. Fun  in the Park is from 11am to 4pm - please see click here for further details. This is followed from 5pm by Abingdon's music event of the year, Music in the Park. Wristbands for this event are no longer on sale.  If you paid for wristbands on line but have yet to collect them, you need to collect these from the Information Centre in the Guildhall (Bridge Street entrance, opposite "Fat Face") between 9.30am and 3pm on Saturday. We are sorry if you have missed out this year but if you are... more
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