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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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Arts & Culture, Town Administration
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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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Michaelmas Fair - the largest street fair in Europe
Published on: 23 Sep 2015
Details of the road closures that will apply for the two days of the Michaelmas Fair are published on this website. At the bottom of the page article the road closure letter to residents is available to download in full so that you can check the roads that you use. Click here to go to the page.
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Textile Workshops designed to teach and inspire
Published on: 14 Sep 2015
Abingdon Museum marks the opening of the HapticArt Thames Shifting Perspectives exhibition with a series of hands-on workshops, designed by the professionals behind the artwork within the exhibition. Adults of all ages are welcome to book a place on one of three different workshops, learning and practising a variety of textile skills. For more details please visit the Textile Workshops event page. Places are £10.00 per person and include light refreshments.  Contact the Museum on 01235 523703 to book a place. Spaces are limited and are strictly first come first served.  
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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The entrance to the Town Council Offices in Roysse Court
Published on: 10 Sep 2015
Tickets for the Mayor's Charity Quiz have now gone on sale at the Town Council offices at Roysse Court.  For more details about the event, ticket prices and timings, please click here to go to the event page in the town events calendar.    
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Sports & Leisure, Town Administration
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The Ragged Victorians will be in Abingdon this weekend
Published on: 10 Sep 2015
The first of the talks around the Victorian-themed Heritage Weekend have begun and there is plenty more to follow. Friday night's talk is about Albert Park which celebrates a centenary this year. For more information go to the event on our calendar by clicking here. On Saturday the re-enactment of life on the streets of Victorian Britain takes place in and around the Market Place and there are also, as always, many properties open for you to visit including ones that are closed to the public normally.  Pick up a leaflet from the Information Centre which has now been relocated within the... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Outdoors, Market Place
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Nominate a great carer or centre for an award
Published on: 08 Sep 2015
This is the last week in which to send in your nomination for a great carer you know - an organisation or person going the extra mile to provide great care and support to you, a friend, partner or relative. This includes care taking place anywhere in Oxfordshire and applying to any age group. For more information click here to go to the Dignity in Care awards webpage  If you require advice please contact Age Uk Oxfordshire on 0345 450 1276 The closing date for nominations is this Friday 11th September 2015.       
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