Join our Museum Cafe Assistants

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 14:55

Great opportunity to start working with our lovely museum team, a mixed band of volunteers and paid staff. The job description and application form can be found by clicking here.

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Christmas Extravaganza this Saturday 28th November

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 15:23

This Saturday the 28th November 2015 is the Abingdon-on-Thames annual Christmas Extravaganza.

Below is a listing of the events throughout the day.

It will be a great day for all the family.

Market Place

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Over 70's Christmas Party

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:00

On Friday 11th December the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Helen Pighills, will be hosting the annual Over 70's Christmas Party. 

This year it will begin at 2pm at the Preston Road Community Centre South Abingdon.

Tickets are free and will be available from the 16th November at Abingdon Visitor and Community Information Centre, Roysse Court, Bridge Street.

The Centre opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9:30am till 3:00pm.

Contact 01235 522711

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Carols on the Market Place

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 09:17

'Oh come all ye' on Wednesday 2nd December for Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Carols on the Market Place.

This is a free event for the community. Music will be provided by the Abingdon Town Band, there will be singers from the Community choir. There will be a collection for the Mayors chosen charities, The Abingdon Breakaway Club and Blue Skye Thinking. 

The Carols start at 6pm and all are most welcome!

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Abingdon becomes a Business Improvement District

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 13:31

Abingdon can go from strength to strength

Businesses in Abingdon have voted in favour of the town centre becoming a Business Improvement District.

This means businesses in the area covered by the improvement district will pay money into a pot, which will be spent on improving the town centre with the aim of making it a better place for people to come and shop. 

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Craft Fair starts tomorrow

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 18:01

The annual Craft Fair at the Abbey Buildings starts tomorrow with a wealth of British hand-made and artisan products. The Fair runs from Thursday to Sunday this week and then again another Thursday to Sunday slot next week, after a change-round of exhibitors. Set in the beautiful medieval buildings that were once part of the great Abbey it is a real treat for a day out.

While in town visit some of our local haunts that also feature art, crafts and other delights.

Stert Street - hand-finished wooden kitchenware, local ceramics, local food in Added Ingredients deli.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 16:05

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz.

Get your teams together and tackle the annual Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Charity Quiz. This year’s quiz takes place on Friday 23rd October, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start, at the Long Furlong Community Centre, Abingdon.

Tickets are available now from the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council office, Bridge Street, Roysse Court.

Tickets cost £15.00 per person and includes Buffet. There will also be a raffle and prizes to be won!

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Fair Arriving in Town

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:43

The Michaelmas Fair will be lighting up the town centre this coming Monday and Tuesday with rides stretching from the Market Place all the way down Ock Street. Famously the longest street fair in Europe it is open from noon each day through to 11pm. There is a traditional Fair Service in the Market Place to bless the fair taking place on the Sunday evening. 

Next week the Runaway Fair follows on taking up a smaller space in the town but popular with the younger families.

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BID Launch Videos now available online

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 13:51

Videos of the launch presentations are now online on the Abingdon BID website if you want to just remind yourself what the key issues are or if you want more information. Businesses will be voting during October to decide whether they want the town centre to become a Business Improvement District as Newbury and 200 other towns around the UK have done. Many members of the BID Team stood up and spoke at the launch event and the team and supporters are also featured in the BID brochure which businesses will be receiving this week.

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Road Closures for the Fair

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 15:45

Details of the road closures that will apply for the two days of the Michaelmas Fair are published on this website. At the bottom of the page article the road closure letter to residents is available to download in full so that you can check the roads that you use. Click here to go to the page.

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Textile Workshops with HapticArt

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 11:22

Abingdon Museum marks the opening of the HapticArt Thames Shifting Perspectives exhibition with a series of hands-on workshops, designed by the professionals behind the artwork within the exhibition. Adults of all ages are welcome to book a place on one of three different workshops, learning and practising a variety of textile skills. For more details please visit the Textile Workshops event page. Places are £10.00 per person and include light refreshments. 

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