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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, such as two hours free parking in town car parks, a shopfront grant scheme and five years of public sector financial support for the Choose Abingdon Partnership.

If you run a business in the area, plan to start a business in the area or would like to relocate 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 with South Oxfordshire's headquarters as well. This provides a network of 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 visitor information centre is linked into the tourism site www.southernoxfordshire.com 

Business Improvement District. In the coming years this first BID district in our county will gear up to assist the business community. 

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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08 Nov 2013
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Job Centre on Stert Street
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Events

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 7:00pm
Booking is essential for gourmet evenings at this popular delicatessen. Sherries you may not have tr... more
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The stage
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 11:00am
A day of fun, entertainment and live music for all the family to enjoy. No ticket is needed during t... more
Dancing to the music in Abingdon
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Music in the Park is an established annual event enjoyed by over 3,000 people each year.  Wristbands... more
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From Friday, 19th May to Saturday, 20th May7:00pm-10:00pm
Join us for the third Abingdon Museums At Night event with two evenings of art, artefacts, music and... more
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From Tuesday, 30th May to Wednesday, 31st May10:00am-3:00pm
May 30th and 31st Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY -... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Join the animal parade in this crafty workshop at Abingdon Museum. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefu... more
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Saturday, 15th July10:30am-3:30pm
Spend a day in the museum looking at Abingdon Museum's natural history, focusing on fossilised objec... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Tuesday, 25th July10:30am-3:00pm
As part of the Festival of Archaeology in Abingdon this year, join Kate Hammersley in creating wonde... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Thursday, 27th July10:30am-3:00pm
Become an artist from ancient times by using clay, imprints, decorating and more. FREE ACTIVITY - do... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 2nd August10:30am-3:00pm
The recycloborg invasion has begun! Discover how Robots can be made using simple household objects.... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Veni. Vidi. Vici! Become a ‘Rotten Roman’ making shields, Mosaics and more. FREE ACTIVITY - donation... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 23rd August10:30am-3:00pm
Come and create something spectacular using your creativity. FREE ACTIVITY - donations gratefully re... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
Wednesday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Superheros are in the museum - from Disney characters on spoons to homemade superhero masks. FREE AC... more
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