Sad news regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:39

The Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs will not take place this year. The difficult decision to cancel was taken by Abingdon Town Council after much deliberation at a Council meeting last night (9th September 2020).

Working closely with the organisers, Bob Wilson Funfairs Ltd, in consultation with the Showmen’s Guild; and taking advice from other regulatory bodies, concerns remain about the impact the fair could have on the town, given the anticipated size of the crowd and the risk that poses to public health.

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Abingdon Museum is now OPEN!

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 09/05/2020 - 14:26

We are pleased to announce phase one of reopening to showcase the Sessions Gallery. The Cafe, Roof and Attic Galleries will remain closed until phase two.

Due to the Covid 19 crisis we have adapted our entry rules. Arrive at the main entrance to the Museum under the covered Arcade where a member of staff will be waiting to greet you, or you may call for assistance using the video entry panel outside the front door.

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Nearly £90,000 of funding available for volunteer groups and organisations to help vulnerable residents affected by Covid-19

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 09/03/2020 - 12:39

Released 2 September 2020 

Voluntary and community sector groups in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse can apply for a share of nearly £90,000 to help people affected by Covid-19 in the districts. 

South Oxfordshire District Council has £45,373 to distribute and the Vale of White Horse District Council has £43,077 to provide funds for voluntary and community sector projects that are delivering essential services to vulnerable residents in the districts who are struggling to afford food and other essential provisions as a result of COVID-19. 

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Changes to Bus Service

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 08/24/2020 - 14:49

Please see the below bus service changes received from the Oxfordshire County Council that are taking place on 1 September 2020.

Pulhams Coaches route 15 (Abingdon – Southmoor – Witney):

  • Change of operator – will now be operated by Pulhams Coaches
  • All journeys will serve Millets Farm
  • Timetable here

Thames Travel routes 33/X32/X33 (Abingdon – Didcot – Wantage):

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Annual Governance and Accountability Return

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 08/24/2020 - 14:38

The draft Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) and supporting financial statements have been approved by Council and are available for public inspection, together with supporting records, during the period Monday 24th August – Monday 5th October 2020. Any member of the public wishing to do so should email the RFO susan.whipp@abingdon.gov.uk. Further details, and copies of the Return and Statements can be found on the Finance pages of this website.

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Keeping active during lockdown: Were you inspired to keep moving or did lockdown leave you lacking in motivation?

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 16:54

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

Did Lockdown make you slow down or were you inspired to take up running or join in with classes online? South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils want to hear from residents about how lockdown affected their ability to keep fit. 

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Notice of Postponed Election

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 16:00

1. Further to the recent Notice of Vacancy published for the Town Council, a valid request by ten local government electors to fill this casual vacancy via a by-election has been received by the Returning Officer.

2. In response to the Covid-19 emergency, the UK government has passed The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020, which postpones all polls up to 6 May 2021.

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The Bob Frampton Prize 2020 Winners

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 14:15
Bob Frampton and Mayor Charlie Birks congratulate Ruth Hunter, Chloe Johnson and Alice Le Tanter Gioanni as this year's winners of the Bob Frampton Prize. They are all equally different and original entries that thoughtfully reflect on the serious issues the prize addresses.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic we are not be able to host a ‘live’ presentation of the awards this year but look forward to next year event and hope that you will make entries for the 2021 Bob Frampton Prize once the new theme is announced.

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Abingdon Museum Reopening from 5th September 2020

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:51
We're excited to welcome all of you back to Abingdon Museum from Saturday 5th September 2020!
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Organise fuel bills, suppliers before winter - Citizens Advice tip

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:21

See below from Citizens Advice 

Did you know that Citizens Advice has advisers who can help you sign up with a new fuel or electricity company, or switch to a better tariff? 

There’s no charge for our time and you won’t be steered towards one particular supplier because we're impartial, having no links with any of them. We offer one-on-one sessions (by telephone at present) and we'll take a close look at your individual situation.

Now is the time to sort it out before winter closes in with cold autumn gales. 

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Proof of Life – Foreign Pension Checking Service during the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 14:03

Due to the current closure to the public of Abingdon Town Council offices at Roysse Court, the Town Clerk will not currently be able to notarise overseas pension forms until further notice.  We advise those requiring this service to speak with a solicitor.

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Have your say on the future ​plans for Vale of White Horse

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 07/17/2020 - 10:22

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

Released 16 July 2020

What do you think the council should focus on next? Working with other organisations to help local businesses get back on their feet after lockdown? Helping people live healthier lives? Tackling the climate emergency? Or all three and more?

Vale of White Horse district councillors have put together a plan for the future of the district and they want you to let them know what you think of it.

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Bob Frampton prize competition

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:26

Abingdon Museum are running the Bob Frampton prize competition again this year.

Please see all the details below to get involved.


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Museum Crafts in Lockdown - Raffle

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 15:12
We hope you’re enjoying the crafting sessions made by our volunteer crafting team and making craft along with them!
We’ll be happy to see your creations!
Why not share your photos of the craft you’ve made, you can attach them in the comments section of the craft videos on Facebook or post them using the hashtag #AbingdonMuseumCrew on Instagram.
The Museum Crafting team has also an account on Twitter where you can tag @MuseumCrew along with your photo.
Don’t forget to mention which of the craft sessions inspired your creation.
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Abingdon-on-Thames in 100 words

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 11:28

We all have a story to tell about our town, and Abingdon Civic Society and Mostly Books want to hear yours!

To mark National Civic Day on 20 June 2020 and to bring a little diversion to life in lockdown, Abingdon Civic Society and Mostly Books are launching a micro-fiction writing competition: Abingdon-on-Thames in 100 words.

The Challenge

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South Central Ambulance Resources

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 15:31

Please see the below from South Central Ambulance Service: 

During these challenging times, South Central Ambulance Service would like to offer our support by sharing resources your communities may find useful. We have also launched two competitions for children and young people, further details can be found below:

South Central Ambulance Service website: https://www.scas.nhs.uk/

SCAS Kids website: https://scaskids.co.uk/

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Casual Vacancy

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 17:10

Following the sad death of Councillor Jeanette Halliday, please see below a notice of casual vacancy which has been published.

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Fishing Season 2020 and Permits

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:30

The fishing season starts again on 16th June and usually this is the time to renew your fishing permits through to March 2021. However this is a reminder that in line with the government regulations and guidance regarding Covid-19 and social distancing you do not need to come to the Informatin Office to renew your permit; last year's permit is still valid and you should take it with you at all times when fishing.

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World Environment Day

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 10:29

Today (5 June) is World Environment Day and South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have announced that following lockdown there has been a marked reduction in air pollution in our districts – down by nearly 60 per cent in one location. The lack of traffic and the increase in walking and cycling has helped improve the local air quality across southern Oxfordshire.

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The Bob Frampton Prize

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 15:11
We hope you are all well and keeping safe under our current Coronavirus, COVID – 19 pandemic.
After the success of last year’s event Abingdon County Hall Museum are again launching the Bob Frampton Prize.
Due to Coronavirus we have extended the entry date and this year have had to make the competition fully digital.
Have a look at the poster for all of the details and reply to Abingdon.Museum@abingdon.gov.uk with BF prize in the subject line.
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