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Town Council Services

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council delivers a number of key core services which are overseen by the various committees of elected councillors.

In this section we give a brief outline of the service we deliver. For further information on any of these please contact our Information Centre.

 

PCSOs  Ali Blood and Susie Sheppard are the local Police Community Support Officers for Abingdon-on-Thames town centre.  Their work is part-funded by the Town Council. They may be contacted on AbingdonTownNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk Further information on the town centre neighbourhood area can be found here. The non-emergency police telephone number is 101 – in an emergency call 999.
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Archives Abingdon-on-Thames has a distinguished history in the County of Berkshire, including being the county town from shortly after the time of the Borough Charter in 1556 until 1869. The council is fortunate to have the voluntary services of an Honorary Archivist who vigilantly cares and logs the council’s records and documents, some of which date back as far as 1556. From May 2016 the...
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Our objectives           To ensure that Abingdon has vibrant flower displays around the town to welcome visitors and tourists alike.  
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The Old Cemetery
Information and enquiries regarding deeds, graves and interments should be made to the council on 01235 522642 email pam.onions@abingdon.gov.uk, or the cemetery office 01235 553480 cemetery@abingdon.gov.uk Within the cemetery grounds a new works depot has been built along with toilet facilities for visitors and a new office for cemetery enquiries. In 2012, the council introduced a new system...
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The Town Council has three allotment sites in Abingdon-on-Thames. These sites are managed by Allotment Associations. You must live in Abingdon to rent an allotment, Please contact the associations below: Drayton Road Allotments (southern part of town)             John Elflett 07794 455335 (chairman)             www.draytonroadallotments.org.uk West End Allotments – (near Marcham Road roundabout...
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Abingdon-on-Thames has a distinguished history in the County of Berkshire, including being the county town from shortly after the time of the Borough Charter in 1556 until 1869. The council is fortunate to have the voluntary services of an Honorary Archivist who vigilantly cares and logs the council’s records and documents, some of which date back as far as 1556. Researchers who are interested in...
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The Market Place and County Hall Christmas lights
The Town Council provides Christmas light displays in many of the main streets in the town centre, which are switched on at the annual Christmas Extravaganza event which takes place at the end of November.  The Christmas lights switch on this year is Saturday 26th November with band members from S Club 7 and the winner of the Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce quiz competition which is on ...
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The Town Council aims to keep residents informed through a mixture of digital and print media so that there is a way to access information that suits everyone. Digital Communications This website, hosted and managed by the Town Council, carries a breadth of information across all the sections and covers every aspect of the town council's buildings and services including the Museum and Guildhall...
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The Town Council hosts the annual Michaelmas Fair, which is known as the longest street fair in Europe. By law, the fair must take place annually on the Monday and Tuesday falling first before the 11 October in the centre of Abingdon-on-Thames: Ock Street, High Street and the Market Place.  The origin of the fairs were for the hiring of labour in the period after the Black Death in 1348. The...
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The Council issues permits to fish the River Thames at Abingdon-on-Thames from 16 June to 14 March each year. The season ends at dusk on 14 March and commences at dawn on 16 June. Fishing permits are free for Abingdon residents. In order to prove your residency you will need to let us see proof of your permanent residency (i.e. driving licence, council tax) – this evidence will be required for...
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