The Nature of Art Exhibition and 'Meet the Artists'

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:17

Visitors are invited to see a stunning display of artwork from two Berkshire artists, Bill Pike and Diccon Dadey. The pair have teamed up with Abingdon Museum in creating scenes of movement and motion found in nature, from capturing the moment of ducks landing in metallic sculpture, to the rippling reflections of the Thames at Abingdon. 

The exhibition is located on the first floor sessions gallery and the museum is free to visit Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. 

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War of the Roses Lecture

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:56

Tickets are available for BBC Historical Advisor Gareth Howell's engaging lecture on the War of the Roses, held at the Amey Theatre in Abingdon on February 19th at 7pm. 

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Local Excellence Market Saturday 30th January

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:55


This Saturday is the quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods in Abingdon Market Place. The Local Excellence Market gives Abingdon shoppers the chance to sample foods, beers and crafts from Oxfordshire and the nearest counties.

The market starts at 9am and packs up at 2pm, regardless of the weather!

Come down and check it out.

It's always a busy enviroment with lots to see and buy.

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Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Boxing Day Boredom Buster Answers and Winner!

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:49

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Boxing Day Boredom Buster.

We raised £164.00 for the Mayor's charities.



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Environment Agency Abingdon Area Low Danger Flood Alert

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 15:52

The Environment Agency have issued a Abingdon Area Low Danger Flood Alert.

Click the below link for more details.



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The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 09:44

There are 4,500 properties in Oxford at a 1% or higher annual risk of flooding. This figure could rise to nearly 6,000 by the year 2080 with the predicted effects of climate change. Major roads, railway lines, schools and businesses could also be affected by flooding. The Environment Agency carries out regular maintenance activities and operates its assets to reduce the flood risk as much as possible, reducing this to 1,800 properties at risk.

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Beating the Bounds 2016

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 09:00

Come along and celebrate the New Year by taking part in the 2016 Beating the Bounds walk. 

Walkers will meet at 11.30am in the Market Place on New Year's Day then will proceed to walk along the Towns 1556 Boundaries. 

Get outside for some fresh air after all the eating and drinking of Christmas! - and join in this community event that upholds the ancient tradition of "beating the bounds". 

All welcome.

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Museum Closing Times

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 12/18/2015 - 10:53

The Museum will be closed from 24 Dec - 2 January inclusive, opening again on 3 January 2016. 

Please note that from 3 January 2016 the museum opening times will be as follows:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and look forward to seeing you at the Museum in 2016!

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Donate your Fuel Allowance for Christmas

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 12/15/2015 - 17:16

Are you one of the fortunate people who receives a winter fuel allowance but doesn't really need it? Abingdon and District CAB Friends is running a pilot project whereby you can donate your fuel allowance to them and it will be passed on by the Citizens Advice Bureau at Abingdon to someone locally who really does need it. You could help prevent a death due to fuel poverty in your local area. 

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Small Business Saturday

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 15:17

Saturday 5th December is Small Business Saturday when we hope that everyone will be reminded to shop in their small local businesses. Cllr Helen Pighills, the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, and Nicola Blackwood MP will be visiting independent businesses in the town and showing their support.

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Craft Market in town this weekend

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 13:35

This Saturday (5th December) on the Market Place there will be an exciting array of hand-made craft products at our annual Christmas Craft Market. Craftworkers from around the locality will be converging on Abingdon Market Place to set out their stalls and offer pottery and ceramics, hand-turned wooden goods, hand sewn cushions, hand worked knits and crochet, original artwork, cakes and baked goods, and a variety of different hand-made jewellery styles. Music will be provided by Abingdon Concert Band creating a great festive atmosphere in the centre of town.

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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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