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The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Roysse Room
Published on: 04 Mar 2016
  The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Roysse Room on Wednesday 9th March. It is a chance for electors to find out more about the work the Town Council has been doing this financial year. Committee Chairmen of the following committees will report; Guildhall Committee Community Services Committee Finance and General Purposes Committee Amenities and Recreation Committee Planning, Highways and Consultations Committee County Hall Museum Management Committee   For more information and an agenda please click here
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Published on: 26 Feb 2016
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Helen Pighills, is holding her Civic Dinner and Dance at the Abbey Buildings on 23rd April. Please contact community@abingdon.gov.uk for information on how to obtain tickets. Further information by clicking here
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Published on: 11 Feb 2016
On February 19 BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell returns to Abingdon to deliver another of his engaging talks on military history. The Amey Theatre in conjunction with Abingdon Museum play host, and this year Gareth conducts a historic examination of the War of the Roses.  Tickets are available from the Amey Theatre website: Amey Theatre Bookings  or can be booked at Abingdon Museum on 01235 523703 Gareth has also recently conducted research for the BBC into the Home Guard in the UK, to tie in with the release of the new Dad's Army film, the report of which is due for release later in 2016... more
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Low Level Flood Alerts Issued.
Published on: 09 Feb 2016
 Flood alert for River Thames for the Abingdon Area, including areas between Abingdon down to and including Little Wittenham. Click the below link for further details. http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/34681.aspx?area=061WAF23Abingdon
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metal art, oil painting, abingdon, museum, heritage, days out, family
Published on: 04 Feb 2016
Visitors are invited to see a stunning display of artwork from two Berkshire artists, Bill Pike and Diccon Dadey. The pair have teamed up with Abingdon Museum in creating scenes of movement and motion found in nature, from capturing the moment of ducks landing in metallic sculpture, to the rippling reflections of the Thames at Abingdon.  The exhibition is located on the first floor sessions gallery and the museum is free to visit Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm.  On February 20th visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists to find out how they produce their wonderful... more
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Battle of Barnet, wikipedia, abingdon,
Published on: 03 Feb 2016
Tickets are available for BBC Historical Advisor Gareth Howell's engaging lecture on the War of the Roses, held at the Amey Theatre in Abingdon on February 19th at 7pm.  A regular speaker at Abingdon Museum, Gareth delivers his specialist subjects in military history in a truly absorbing way, capturing the imagination of his audiences with new insights into popular topics and broaching previously unanswered questions. This year we accompany him on a journey through the world of late Medieval England, exploring the conflict and usurpation of the throne of Henry IV, the reigns of Henry V and VI... more
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Vegetables and other fresh and local goods at the market this Saturday
Published on: 28 Jan 2016
  This Saturday is the quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods in Abingdon Market Place. The Local Excellence Market gives Abingdon shoppers the chance to sample foods, beers and crafts from Oxfordshire and the nearest counties. The market starts at 9am and packs up at 2pm, regardless of the weather! Come down and check it out. It's always a busy enviroment with lots to see and buy. For more information please contact the Abingdon Chamber of Commerce on events@abingdonchamber.co.uk
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Published on: 20 Jan 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Boxing Day Boredom Buster. We raised £164.00 for the Mayor's charities. THE MAYOR of ABINGDON’S BOXING DAY BOREDOM BUSTER Answers Identify the words or phrases – Example:  8 D of t W would be 8 Days of the Week 1 7 W of T A W 7 Wonders of the Ancient World 2 10 T I H A Y 10 Things I Hate About You 3 L S and 2 S B Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels 4 M on 34 S Miracle on 34th Street 5 1538 D of A A Dissolution of Abingdon Abbey 6 P 57 Passenger 57 7 A S in T S 9 A Stitch in Time... more
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Environment Agency Abingdon Area Low Danger Flood Alert
Published on: 06 Jan 2016
The Environment Agency have issued an Abingdon Area Low Danger Flood Alert. Click the below link for more details. http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/34678.aspx?type=Region&term=Southeast&Severity=3  
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Outdoors, Town Administration
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The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme
Published on: 04 Jan 2016
Background There are 4,500 properties in Oxford at a 1% or higher annual risk of flooding. This figure could rise to nearly 6,000 by the year 2080 with the predicted effects of climate change. Major roads, railway lines, schools and businesses could also be affected by flooding. The Environment Agency carries out regular maintenance activities and operates its assets to reduce the flood risk as much as possible, reducing this to 1,800 properties at risk. In 2009 the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme project team carried out the Oxford Flood Risk Management Strategy, a detailed study of the... more
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