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Christmas Craft Market change of date 12th December 2015
Published on: 01 Dec 2015
This Saturday on the Market Place there should have been an exciting array of hand-made craft products at our annual Christmas Craft Market. However, due to the forecast high winds we have had to change the date in the hope that, one week on, the winds will have subsided and we won't have the added excitement of gazebos rolling across the Market Place! Fortunately most of our craftworkers from around the locality can make the new date and therefore they will be converging on Abingdon Market Place to set out their stalls and offer pottery and ceramics, hand sewn cushions, hand worked knits and... more
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Published on: 26 Nov 2015
Great opportunity to start working with our lovely museum team, a mixed band of volunteers and paid staff. The job description and application form can be found by clicking here.
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Published on: 25 Nov 2015
This Saturday the 28th November 2015 is the Abingdon-on-Thames annual Christmas Extravaganza. Below is a listing of the events throughout the day. It will be a great day for all the family. Market Place 11:15 Majorettes 12:00 Parade 12:30 Oxford Caledonian Pipes & Drums 13:00 Majorettes 13:30 Ashnar 14:00 Morris Dancers 14:30 Charlie Leavy 15:00 Sophie Elise 15:15 Abingdon Concert Band 16:00 Community Chior 16:45 Fire Performance 17:30 The big switch on, followed by fireworks 17:40 Community Chior Bath Street 10:00 stalls open for business 12:30 Punch & Judy 13:00 Morris Dancers 13:30... more
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Published on: 11 Nov 2015
'Oh come all ye' on Wednesday 2nd December for Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Carols on the Market Place. This is a free event for the community. Music will be provided by the Abingdon Town Band, there will be singers from the Community choir. There will be a collection for the Mayors chosen charities, The Abingdon Breakaway Club and Blue Skye Thinking.  The Carols start at 6pm and all are most welcome!
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Published on: 11 Nov 2015
On Friday 11th December the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Helen Pighills, will be hosting the annual Over 70's Christmas Party.  This year it will begin at 2pm at the Preston Road Community Centre South Abingdon. Tickets are free and will be available from the 16th November at Abingdon Visitor and Community Information Centre, Roysse Court, Bridge Street. The Centre opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9:30am till 3:00pm. Contact 01235 522711
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Published on: 30 Oct 2015
Abingdon can go from strength to strength Businesses in Abingdon have voted in favour of the town centre becoming a Business Improvement District. This means businesses in the area covered by the improvement district will pay money into a pot, which will be spent on improving the town centre with the aim of making it a better place for people to come and shop.  The amount of money a business contributes depends on its size, and some types of business don’t have to pay.  In total it will create almost £800,000 over the course of five years, all of which will be invested directly back into the... more
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Market Place, Shopping, Town Administration
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Craft Fair starts tomorrow
Published on: 14 Oct 2015
The annual Craft Fair at the Abbey Buildings starts tomorrow with a wealth of British hand-made and artisan products. The Fair runs from Thursday to Sunday this week and then again another Thursday to Sunday slot next week, after a change-round of exhibitors. Set in the beautiful medieval buildings that were once part of the great Abbey it is a real treat for a day out. While in town visit some of our local haunts that also feature art, crafts and other delights. Stert Street - hand-finished wooden kitchenware, local ceramics, local food in Added Ingredients deli. Bury Street - art gallery... more
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Published on: 07 Oct 2015
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz. Get your teams together and tackle the annual Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz. This year’s quiz takes place on Friday 23rd October, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start, at the Long Furlong Community Centre, Abingdon. Tickets are available now from the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council office, Bridge Street, Roysse Court. Tickets cost £15.00 per person and includes Buffet. There will also be a raffle and prizes to be won! For all email enquiries for tickets and further information contactcommunity@abingdon.gov.uk.
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The longest street fair in Europe
Published on: 02 Oct 2015
The Michaelmas Fair will be lighting up the town centre this coming Monday and Tuesday with rides stretching from the Market Place all the way down Ock Street. Famously the longest street fair in Europe it is open from noon each day through to 11pm. There is a traditional Fair Service in the Market Place to bless the fair taking place on the Sunday evening.  Next week the Runaway Fair follows on taking up a smaller space in the town but popular with the younger families. For more information about the Michaelmas Fair click here For more information about the Runaway Fair click here For more... more
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Published on: 28 Sep 2015
Videos of the launch presentations are now online on the Abingdon BID website if you want to just remind yourself what the key issues are or if you want more information. Businesses will be voting during October to decide whether they want the town centre to become a Business Improvement District as Newbury and 200 other towns around the UK have done. Many members of the BID Team stood up and spoke at the launch event and the team and supporters are also featured in the BID brochure which businesses will be receiving this week. There is also an online copy of this brochure on the website... more
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