Medieval Abingdon brochures available

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:26

Welcome to Medieval Abingdon brochures are now available. Please visit the museum reception, tourist information and keep an eye out for copies in your local shops. Alternatively please download a copy from the Medieval Abingdon page  

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Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 10-11 September

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:54

The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more. Keep a look out for details in the upcoming brochure which will be available online from 6th August 2016. 

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Guildhall Development Open Day - 23rd July 2016

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 17:41

The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building consent. Detailed technical design is taking place ahead of building tenders being requested. 

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Council Meeting - Rainbow Flag

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 16:56

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued the following statement:

"The Council debated a motion at its Council meeting on Wednesday that 'Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council source a rainbow flag to fly from County Hall in conjunction with Oxford Pride.'

"After full and careful debate the motion was not adopted. I would like to explain why the motion was not adopted.

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Wreath laying to Commemorate the Battle of the Somme - Friday 1st July

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:20

Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

To commemorate this day the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Town as part of an Act of Remembrance.  This will take place at the Town's Cenotaph and War Memorial at 7am on 1st July.

"When you go home, tell them of us and say

For your tomorrow, we gave our today."

(Kohima Epitaph)

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Sun shines on the Mayor's June Ball

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 17:09

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames gave a June Ball to raise money for her charities, Little Troopers and Oxfordshire Mind, last Friday. The Mayor was pleased to welcome civic guests from the other towns in the area, such as Didcot and Thame, as well as residents of the town, friends and supporters.

Due to the closure of the Guildhall a local alternative was sought and the Frilford Heath Golf Club hosted the event providing a wonderfully green backdrop to the photos taken as the guests arrived.

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HM Queen's 90th Birthday Party - Abingdon Rugby Club

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 13:02

The Council is hosting - in association with the Abingdon Rugby Club and Yeah Baby - a Party to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th Birthday.  There is live entertainment with four local bands, the clubhouse and bar are open and there is a BBQ.  The Party is from 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday 12th June at the Abingdon Rugby Club, South Town Park, Lambrick Way.  Entry is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information.

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36th Royal Bun Throwing - Saturday 11th June 2016

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 18:47

The Royal Bun-Throwing Ceremony to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM the Queen will take place on Saturday 11th June 2016. This is believed to be the 36th occasion on which the ceremny has been performed.

Roads in the town centre will close at 5pm ahead of the ceremony. Abingdon Town Band and the Abingdon Tradtional Morris Dancers will both perform ahead of the Mayor leading the Council to the County Hall. Following the singing of the National Anthem the Mayor will then throw the first of 4,500 buns at 7pm.

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Abingdon Council News - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 18:49
Published on:  02 Jun 2016  

Two great events take place on Saturday in the Abbey Grounds.

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Music in the Park - wristbands will sell out soon

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 17:49

Abingdon's music event of the year, Music in the Park, takes place on Saturday, 4th June. Gates open at 5pm.

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Mayor's Civic Service

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:24

The Mayor's Civic Service will take place on Sunday 29th May 2016 at 10.30am at St Helen's Church. Join the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, the Town Council and their civic guests for this annual service, which will be led by the Mayor's Chaplain, Rev Dr Charles Miller.

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World Bun Throwing Championships are the key to a rooftop place

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 14:05

Excitement is growing in Abingdon-on-Thames at the news that Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday is going to bring on one of those very special royal moments for the town. Readers of the Town Crier magazine will already know that there will be a Bun-Throwing on 11th June at 7pm. As in past occasions thousands of people will gather in the Market Place to catch the 4500 buns that will be thrown down to them by the 19 Town Councillors led by the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock. But what if you want to be more than a mere catcher?

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Music in the Park wristbands two thirds sold

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 13:42

Councillors have asked that the public be clearly told that Music in the Park wristbands may not be on sale for much longer. As in previous years the demand is looking like it will outstrip the available number of places which are limited for safety reasons. This year the selling of wristbands online appears to have increased the speed at which wristbands are selling and 30% of sales have been though the online sales site even though there is a booking fee when ordering wristbands this way.

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Wristbands available in the Market Place this Saturday

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 19:04

Music in the Park wristbands will be available this Saturday from the Market Place (cash/cheque payments). Town councillors want to make sure that everyone has had the opportunity to hear about the event and buy their wristbands so this extra buying opportunity has been slotted in at short notice as the wristbands are selling fast. The tickets are always limited by safety considerations and this year's sales are already well over the half way mark.

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