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The Mayor, escort and Deputy Mayor welcoming Abingdonians to the Mayor's Reception.
Published on: 08 May 2014
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council chose the town's new Mayor last night by a unanimous vote. Cllr Angela Lawrence was elected, naming her husband Steve as her escort for the year. Cllr Helen Pighills was elected Deputy Mayor. More information on the Mayor's page
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Mayor Making Evening 2013
Published on: 07 May 2014
On Wednesday evening the town once again holds its traditional Mayor Making Ceremony. The present Mayor, Cllr Samantha Bowring, will leave office and, in a formal ceremony, hand over the chain, robes and duties to a new Mayor elected on the evening by the full council in front of the public. The evening is also the chance for the outgoing Mayor to thank those who have supported her in her year in office and to give Mayor’s Awards to volunteers, officers and members of clubs and societies who have given outstanding service to the community. More information and meeting papers are available.... more
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Arts & Culture, Town Administration
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Be a part of the civic and public life of Abingdon-on-Thames
Published on: 16 Apr 2014
Two exciting new positions are now available following a reorganisation of staffing roles within this modern town council. Both roles will require some experience in civic and public event management and an ability to communicate with diplomacy at all levels. You will require an organised and professional approach to a workload which will have challenging peaks, and competence in a wide variety of Microsoft Office applications.   Community Services Officer You will have the lead role in delivering and further developing the council's IT and communications strategy, managing print projects and... more
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Architects Drawings of the new entrance to the Guildhall
Published on: 31 Mar 2014
Press release issued by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, 30th March 2014   Last year Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council announced plans for a major redevelopment of the Guildhall. These plans included the building of a new cinema seating 100 people and a major revamp of the Abbey Hall so that it could become a modern, multi-purpose hall to enable exhibitions, stage performances, conferences, banquets and balls as well as acting as a larger, second screen cinema for popular showings. The plans also improved the access to, visibility and interpretation of the heritage of the building, secured... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Grass Car in the Market Place
Published on: 29 Mar 2014
Today has been a buzzing day in the town centre with the Clubs and Societies Day in the Guildhall and the Local Excellence Market basking in the sunshine out on the Market Place. Town centre favourites, Patisserie Pascal, showed how to barnstorm a retailing opportunity, taking part in the Local Excellence Market and selling out of many of their lines by mid-morning. The grass-covered car on the Easygrass stand was a wonderful bit of strangeness but was soon out-shone by the deadly, silent Ninjas stalking the streets. (They turned out to be from 21st Century Martial Arts based at Larkmead... more
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Spring has sprung in Lewis Baker
Published on: 26 Mar 2014
If you haven't worked out what to do for Mother's Day yet there's some lively shopping events in Abingdon town centre this Saturday! Bring Mum in and let her choose from the array of crafts and food at the Local Excellence Market, or pop round to Added Ingredients on Stert Street where they are running their Retail Theatre, or try a free taster therapy session at the Natural Health Centre in Coxeter House. Support your local town centre by doing your Mother's Day shopping with us!
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Arts & Culture, Market Place, Shopping
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Community-your Abingdon
Published on: 22 Mar 2014
In case you are wondering, the double decker bus in the Market Place is a mobile zoo with lots of reptiles and insects for families to look at.  Come on down and have a look at this and all the other Science mayhem going on at the outdoor "science market" today. The ATOM! Abingdon Science Festival is in full swing with sell out shows and Abingdon taking the record (against stiff competition from Oxford and the rest of the Oxfordshire Science Festival) for the most tickets sold for a scientific speaker event. Passing the Guildhall yesterday you might have been forgiven for a moment of panic... more
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Outdoors, Market Place
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Community-your Abingdon
MG 90 exhibition opens
Published on: 19 Mar 2014
We are delighted to announce the opening of a special exhibition celebrating 90 years since the creation of the MG Marque. The history of MG in Abingdon is one of international recognition, with owners and enthusiasts visiting the spiritual home and MG Car Club from far and wide including Australia, America, Japan and China. The exhibition is a delightful collection of authentic factory memorabilia, personal items owned by Cecil Kimber - sometimes known as the Father of MG, replica models, trophies and footage from the British Motor Heritage Archives. The exhibition will be open Tuesday-... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
Robin Ince
Published on: 16 Mar 2014
Radio 4's Robin Ince will be helping the Abingdon Science Festival to kick off in style this week. "Converscience; an evening of wit and science" is the title of the evening of entertainment being held at St Helen and St Katherine School, the opening event for ATOM!, Abingdon's first ever Science Festival. The presenter and comedian will be talking with Jocelyn Bell-Burnell and Frank Close, two stars of the British Science Community. To check times, buy tickets,  follow this link: find out more here
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Business Improvement Districts exist in 170 locations around the country
Published on: 14 Mar 2014
Choose Abingdon Partnership board members were pleased to hear on Friday of the decision from the Department of Communities and Local Government that their application for £33 000 has been approved. The money has been earmarked to support the town's businesses in deciding how they form themselves into a Business Improvement District, or "BID". There are 170 locations around the country where businesses have voted in favour of this method of managing a commercial area. Choose Abingdon Chairman, Bryan Brown, was involved in one of the first BIDs established in the UK, the New West End Company,... more
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