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Abingdon-on-Thames has a thriving and close-knit business community. A range of networking organisations and business groups exists to encourage local links and facilitate a strong local commitment to spending money with local suppliers when possible. Several of our larger corporate businesses are contributors of time, expertise and funding contributions to community projects and events. In addition, councils and business leaders maintain important dialogues which have resulted in business-friendly initiatives becoming part of local policy. Two hours free parking in town car parks, a shop-front grant scheme and public sector financial support for business development are just some of the initiatives.

Run a local business? Plan to start a business, have one already, or considering relocation of your business to the area, there are several sources of support and information.

Economic Development Team, Vale of White Horse District Council. This team at Milton Park can assist with good marketing locations and obtaining suitable premises. They are based at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park OX14 4SB 01235 422422 joined with South Oxfordshire's headquarters as well. This provides a network of services for the towns Abingdon-on-Thames, Faringdon and Wantage in the Vale of White Horse DC and Didcot, Henley, Thame, Wallingford in South Oxfordshire DC.

Each town and its visitor information centre is linked into the tourism site www.southernoxfordshire.com 

Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Abingdon Civic Society and other organisations have pages on this site as well as their own information.

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Job Centre on Stert Street
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Events

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 7:30pm
The next wine evening in the monthly series in the town's very special deli has a theme of wines of... more
Friday, 24 May 2019 - 2:45pm
There will be two boats each day to Oxford from Saturday this weekend until early September heritage... more
From Friday, 12th July to Sunday, 14th July8:30am-5:00pm
Driving experience days are available periodically near Abingdon and also in other locations. Bookin... more
Saturday, 17 August 2019 - 10:00am
Yummy Events offers chilli related foods, snacks, grocery. Adult chilli eating. Live music 11.30 am... more
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Saturday, 22nd June10:00am-4:00pm
Abingdon Pride - event details will appear shortly but get the date  in your diary now!
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Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 1:00pm
Arrive at 1.45 pm. This good humoured newly-written drama by Gaye Poole shows Emily who has a cooker... more
Saturday, 25 May 2019 - 10:00am
Abbey Meadow pool will be open all day every day until early September. The pool is a warm temperatu... more
Saturday, 8 June 2019 - 10:00am
Save the Children works all over the world and in the UK for the benefit of all children. The charit... more
Saturday, 15 June 2019 - 11:00am
This year on 15th June rather than midsummer Ock Street elects its Mayor with a morning election at... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local gude dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter p... more
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Wednesday 1st May morning Abingdon Rotary Club will be marking May Day and welcoming the month. S... more
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Wednesday, 29th May10:30am-3:00pm
Dive into our treasure store of recycled materials and create something spectacular!! Time: 10:30 -... more
Wednesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
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