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Plastic bags can now be used to line food waste bins
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Grants available for Abingdon Clubs and Societies
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Community Led Plan Update
Contractors required for building works to Guildhall
Abingdon for All - Community Led Plan
District Council to offer £175,000 in grants to local community
Plastic bags can now be used to line food waste bins
Swan Upping 2017
Grants available for Abingdon Clubs and Societies
Community Led Plan Update
Contractors required for building works to Guildhall

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Published on: 28 Aug 2013
There are exciting plans drawn up to develop the Guildhall into a studio arts cinema complex and place it at the heart of the cultural life of Abingdon-on-Thames. Over the past two months the Town Council and Guildhall staff have been exhibiting and talking to the residents of the town to show them what the ideas are for this new era in the building's history. Overwhelmingly the responses have been postive and people genuinely excited.      To find out more about the plans in detail click here to go to our dedicated website.
Partner:
Guildhall
Mayor's Fishing cup competition winner
Published on: 26 Aug 2013
The Mayor presents Tom Hobbs with the Mayor's Cup as the successful winner of the annual Fishing Competition held on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2013.  It was an excellent match with a good turn out of 40 top local anglers.  First was Tom Hobbs with 2 lbs 9 ozs of perch and roach which was about 70 fish.  He also won Best Fish with a 2 lbs 14 oz perch,  second was John Beesley with a 1.9 lbs 14 oz fish and third Gary Pook with a 1.9 lbs 1 oz fish. There was over 450 lbs of fish caught which shows a healthy River Thames and all fish went back alive.
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Youth Music Festival
Published on: 13 Jul 2013
The hottest day of the year so far but the crowds were certainly treated to energising performances by Abingdon's young people on the Market Place today. The Youth Music Festival, organised by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, showcased diverse talent amongst Abingdon's young musicians and singers. Groups and individuals from the Vale and Abingdon Music Centres, Abingdon's secondary and primary schools -  folk, rock,  jazz, and musical ensembles -  provided three hours of inspiring entertainment while the crowds basked in the sunshine.
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Market Place
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Freewheeling Cyclists hold members evening
Published on: 01 Jul 2013
Freewheeling Cycling Club, the active group that promotes a non-exclusive approach to cycling and organised this year's hugely successful April Cycling Festival, are holding an information evening. Members and non-members, in fact anyone interested in having a go at regular cycling, are all invited to find out more about what they do at 7.30pm on 10th July in the upstairs room at the King's Head and Bell. Amongst their activities are regular road rides, mountain bike rides, ladies rides and fun evenings in the pub organising the next event. Come along, enjoy the free nibbles and find out more... more
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Outdoors, Sports & Leisure
Partner:
Community-your Abingdon
Colourful market stalls, with vegetables, bread and flowers
Published on: 29 Jun 2013
"Perfect day - great atmosphere" was the verdict of shoppers and stallholders today at the Local Excellence Market held on the Market Place. Local foods from farms around the area combined with craftworkers and creative recyclers to make a spectacle of colour and activity that made the town centre buzz. Star of today's market was Vallis Green Woodworking running the "Have a Go" green woodworking sessions on the pole lathe. Definitely a boy's toy, this drew a fascinated crowd of Dads and sons watching the woodturner's skill, and having a go themselves. It wasn't long before the girls joined in... more
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Shopping
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Community-your Abingdon
Published on: 22 Jun 2013
This weekend there was Morris Dancing all over the town as the Election of the Mayor of Ock Street took place. Despite the less than perfect weather nothing stopped the dancing – here pictured outside Long Alley Almshouses by St Helen’s Church.  For more information about this living tradition take a look at the pictures and details in our Discover Abingdon section. Click here.
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Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Sports & Leisure
Partner:
Community-your Abingdon
30,000th visitor to Abingdon Museum
Published on: 15 Jun 2013
On 15th June the Museum was delighted to welcome its 30,000th visitor. Since reopening in July 2012 the Museum has received fantastic support from the public and was thrilled to welcome Tim and Leeanne from Queensland Australia as our 30,000th visitors. They were visiting Abingdon-on-Thames with family members Martin, Alison and Molly from Kennington, Oxfordshire.  They all enjoyed a visit to the Museum with complimentary tickets to the roof to view Abingdon.  
Category:
Arts & Culture
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
Old fashioned clothes on display.
Published on: 09 Jun 2013
Ruby's Retro Fair at the Guildhall, held for the first time today, was a hit with the hundreds of visitors who enjoyed the quirky mix of vintage clothing, china, linen, kitchenware and jewellery.
Category:
Arts & Culture, Shopping
Partner:
Guildhall
fireworks lighting up the night sky above the trees of the Abbey Grounds
Published on: 02 Jun 2013
There was a great turnout yesterday evening for the Music in the Park event run by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council. All three thousand tickets were sold, and the lovely weather saw a full house gather with their picnics in the Abbey Grounds. The audience ranged from 8 months to 80, and fuelled by the twin delights of candy floss and Loose Cannon's finest ales, they sang along and danced enthusiastically to the various acts including Blues Brothers and Michael Buble tribute acts and local bands the Prisoners of Katriona and Elkie. The evening was rounded off by the Abingdon Band, accompanied... more
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Arts & Culture, Sports & Leisure, Outdoors
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Conductor in Union Jack waistcoat leading the audience singing the National Anthem
Published on: 01 Jun 2013
Music in the Park tickets are now sold out so there should be a great atmosphere tonight at the Abbey Grounds. HAVE A GREAT EVENING!
Category:
Arts & Culture, Outdoors
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council

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