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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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Abingdon-on-Thames Visitor and Community Information Centre is currently located on the Ground Floor of the Roysse... MORE
Job Centre on Stert Street
Abingdon-on-Thames has good employment opportunities in every area with companies recruiting at all times of year.... MORE
Lots of people drinking coffee and sitting at cafe tables in the sunshine with market stalls in the background
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Events

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Saturday, 31st August10:00am-4:00pm
Popular local Eben Lark have a second pop up shop in the Roysse Room. They stock interesting, many u... more
Saturday, 29th February10:00am-3:00pm
The first Excellence Market of the year with good local produce and gift items from the region aroun... more
Saturday, 23rd May10:00am-4:00pm
Live music and food on sale with a focus on Summer events and barbecues. See Yummy Events social med... more
Saturday, 30th May10:00am-3:00pm
Produce from our region and also crafts and gifts. Combine a trip to this market with Oxfordshire ar... more
Saturday, 27th June10:00am-3:00pm
This popular event gives people a chance to buy ' not on the high street' crafts and gifts made by t... more
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Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The tradition short service after the fair is in place is open to everyone, any denomination. Come a... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
Saturday, 30th November12:00pm-6:30pm
Santa's sleigh, lots of activities, Christmas lights switch on and there may be a firework display.... more
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Wednesday, 4th September3:30pm-7:00pm
Abingdon Campus of Abingdon and Witney College has an open afternoon today mainly for people interes... more
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 9:45am
A morning sale of home-made cakes and biscuits as a fundraiser for one of the town's local Scout tro... more
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 10:00am
A choice of over eighty part-time courses from Abingdon Adult Learning as well as one-day courses, b... more
Saturday, 28th September9:00am-3:00pm
A date for the diary to come into the town centre to browse stalls with home made foods and crafts,... 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
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:00am
At the start of the Poppy Appeal there will be a poppy themed event with cakes, interesting stalls a... more
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 9:30am
This traditional meet of MGs is for a short period on Boxing Day there may be more information here... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
This is a competitive trading day as personal develpment for people from local schools. Students wor... 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
Sunday, 21 June 2020 - 11:00am
The succes of a Summer Solstice music event means that musicians and volunteer music lovers have joi... more
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Thursday, 22nd August10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Wednesday, 28th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 7:00pm
Alan Copeland gave a fascinating talk on the Chilterns a short while back and this is part two.of hi... more
Saturday, 14th September10:30am-3:30pm
Abingdon Science Partnership - 'Particle Detectives' We did this event in May and it was a raging su... more
Saturday, 21st September10:30am-3:30pm
Abingdon Museum will be screening the Imperial War Museum's footage of the 1919 parade, which celebr... more
Saturday, 28th September10:30am-3:30pm
In this one-day workshop you will be have the opportunity to draw prehistoric objects from the colle... more
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 7:00pm
The second in the programme this season is Liz Woolley an extremely good, popular speaker on The Com... more
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon Museum Friends has an annual quiz as part of town social life. 12th October is the date for... more
Friday, 15th November7:00pm-9:00pm
BBC RADIO Nottingham's History advisor Gareth Howell returns to recount the story of the road to WW2... more
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