Abingdon

Litter problem from takeaway cups

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 14:37

Image by Local artist Rebecca Peberdy -   https://rjpeberdy.weebly.com

Enjoying a coffee out has been one of the few treats of the last few months, especially now you are able to meet up outside and enjoy this with a friend, but the resulting extra litter of takeaway cups is becoming a significant problem.  

Did you know that Costa Coffee in Abingdon Market place will fill a customer's reusable cup if asked, and they give a 25p discount for this.

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Town Council concerns over end of online meetings – a step backwards for local government

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 14:21

The Town Clerk Nigel Warner has written to Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government on behalf of the Council,  to  express its profound disappointment that the Regulations enabling virtual town and parish council meetings come to an end on 6 May 2021. The government has decided not to extend the Regulations on the grounds that there is a very full parliamentary timetable together with a belief that primary legislation is needed.

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Museum open for Abingdon Artweek

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/21/2021 - 11:49

Even though we love our online and virtual tours of the marvel that is old county hall, it is a pleasure to announce re-opening.

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Remembering Cllr Jeanette Halliday one year on

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 04/18/2021 - 12:39

A year ago, Cllr Jeanette Halliday passed away on Friday 17th April 2020. Jeanette had been poorly since just after Christmas but her passing came as a great shock to all her friends and colleagues here at the Council and in the wider community of Abingdon.
Jeanette was a Past Mayor, and it is our practice to fly the town flag at half-mast from the Old County Hall (Museum) in these circumstances. At the time the flagpole needed repair and we were unable to fly the flag. Consequently, we are flying the flag at half-mast now to commemorate the anniversary of Jeanettes passing.

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National minute’s silence for His Royal Highness Prince Philip

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 04/17/2021 - 16:50

His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away on Friday 9th April.

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Abingdon-on-Thames town centre Residents Parking Permits

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:55

Please note that you are liable to receive an Excess Charge Notice if your vehicle is parked in a Permit Holder bay without a valid parking permit on display from the 1st May 2021.

Residents parking permits

  • Only two permits are allowed per property.
  • Residents parking permit costs:
    • £60 for 6 months
    • £120 for 12 months

Visitor Permits

Visitor permits come in packs of 25 and eligible residents can apply for two packs a year, six months apart.

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New Bench dedicated to the Late Councillor Audrey Hasnip

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:24

There is a new Bench outside Abbey Cinema dedicated to the late Councillor Audrey Hasnip who passed away in 2019.

Audrey was a Town Councillor from 1995 to 2007, was Mayor during the civic year 1999/2000 (having been Deputy Mayor to Cllr Jeanette Halliday the previous year) and Mayor’s Escort to her late husband Keith during 2004/05.

She was also well-known in the town as a long-standing geography teacher at John Mason School and in many voluntary roles, including at St Helen’s Church.

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Temporary Road Closure at Abingdon & Sutton Courtenay, Tollgate Road & Abingdon Road

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 11:36

Please see links below to a Temporary Road Closure at Abingdon & Sutton Courtenay, Tollgate Road & Abingdon Road 

Notice

Map 1

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HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:32

Abingdon Town Council – Statement

HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

It is with deep sadness that Abingdon Town Council heard the announcement today, 9th April 2021, from Buckingham Palace that HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh has passed away.

The Council wishes to express its sincere condolences to H M The Queen and the members of the Royal family at this very difficult time.  The Duke of Edinburgh was a very well respected, loved and thought after member of the Royal family and will be greatly missed.

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Statement of Persons Nominated

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:17

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Notice of Election

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 14:53

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In Remembrance of Dr Vernon Butt one year on

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 12:51

A year ago Dr Vernon Butt passed away at the age of 97.

Vernon was both a Freeman of Abingdon and a Past Mayor and it is our practice to fly the town flag at half-mast from the Old County Hall (Museum) in these circumstances.  At the time the flag pole needed repair and we were unable to fly the flag.  Consequently we are flying the flag at half-mast now to commemorate the anniversary of Vernon's passing.

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High Sheriff Awards to Abingdon Community Groups

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 14:43

During an unprecedented and difficult year Abingdon has seen an unbelievable level of community spirit and kindness as many new initiatives were set up to help protect our most vulnerable.

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Annual Town Meeting - 10th March 2021 - 7PM

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 12:13

The Town Meeting is a meeting of the local government electors of Abingdon which may be attended by all electors of the town.

Under statute, the Town Meeting is convened annually by the Mayor and must take place between 1st March and 1st June. The Mayor chairs the meeting and the meeting itself is organised by the Town Council, however, it is not a meeting of the Town Council itself. 

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Maintenance work at the multi-storey Charter car park in Abingdon

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:46

Please see the below from the Vale of White Horse District Council:

Maintenance work at the multi-storey Charter car park in Abingdon

Through the regular maintenance checks of council facilities, some urgent repair work has been identified that needs to be completed to ensure the safety of the users at the multi-storey car park in Abingdon. This means Levels 3 and upwards will be closed from 7.30pm on Wednesday 3 March until further notice.

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Christs Hospital of Abingdon - Home Learning Project

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 12:29

Abingdon Town Council has been working with Christ's Hospital of Abingdon who have recently funded an initiative that enables schools to provide every child in Abingdon access to the equipment they need to effectively carry out home learning during the pandemic, and beyond, now that the use of such technology has become a fundamental part of teaching and is viewed as an essential skill for 80% of jobs available when they eventually leave school.

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Navigating Universal Credit

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 15:36

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. 

As a result, we are sharing the following guide to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit. 

Here’s the Universal Credit guide https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/

 

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Neighbourhood Plan Focus Groups

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 08:48

The newly formed Neighbourhood Plan Steering group for Abingdon is really keen to capture a wide and representative range of voices.

In the next few weeks themed, virtual focus groups are being held to gathers views and ideas. The Eventbrite registration links for the 10 x focus groups have been set up and are detailed below. There are 15 places per group so please sign up soon to avoid disappointment. 

 

ABINGDON FAMILIES

Tue 23 Feb [7.30pm until 9.00pm]

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Captain Sir Tom Moore

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 02/04/2021 - 14:57

Following the sad death of Captain Sir Tom Moore and the advice from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, we are flying the Union Flag at half-mast from the County Hall building as a mark of respect.

Captain Sir Tom Moore was a 100-year-old war veteran whose inspirational fundraising efforts raised more than £32 million for the NHS during the first coronavirus lockdown.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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Reusable and Sustainable Coffee Cups

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 10:33

Did you know that Costa Coffee in Abingdon Market place will fill a customer's reusable cup if asked, and they give a 25p discount for this.

Costa Coffee are then also accepting old takeaway cups back from customers which they will then dispose of in a sustainable way. (They are also accepting disposable cups from other outlets). 

Costa Coffee will then send them to their own composting facility, where they get treated at the necessary high temperature.

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