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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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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
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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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
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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Town Administration
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
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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Abingdon County Hall Museum
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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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
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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Public
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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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Abingdon and Witney College Open Day on Wednesday
Published on: 07 Sep 2015
Abingdon and Witney College Open Days are a great opportunity for you to meet the tutors, ask as many questions as you like and see what our courses are really about. If you’re unsure about what options you have, or you’re unsure what course you’d like to do, we also have a dedicated Careers Adviser to help you make the right choice. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day!  There is still one Open Day to come - this week on Wednesday 9th September 3.30pm-7pm. The event is running at both our Abingdon and Witney campuses.
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Dragon Boat team paddling for victory
Published on: 04 Sep 2015
This weekend is Dragon Boat weekend! Not sure if the most fun is had by the excited teams paddling down the Thames for victory in the races, or by the amused spectators admiring (?) the outlandish costumes and grimacing faces of the suffering paddlers.There's stalls, drinks tent and fun entertainments for families and it all takes place on the banks of the lovely River Thames. Good luck to all the teams and to the hard-working volunteers from Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper! More details on the event listing byclicking here 
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Outdoors, Sports & Leisure
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
A scientific briefing before entering the dome!
Published on: 24 Aug 2015
The Sun Dome, presented by Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, is a fascinating and educational activity for youngsters aged 5+. The Sun Dome is a giant inflatable dome that uses projections, images and videos to explore the workings of the Sun, how it continues to burn and how the energy of the sun has inspired new research!  There has been a wonderful response from families for the first two workshops. The final workshop will take place this week 26 August 2015, with sessions running at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. There are spaces available to book on a first come first served basis; contact the... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Market Place, Sports & Leisure
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Abingdon County Hall Museum

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