Patients urged to help the NHS help them this winter

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 14:34

Patients urged to help the NHS help them this winter

Winter is traditionally the busiest time of year for the NHS, and so patients are being reminded to only use Emergency Departments in Oxford in an emergency.

There are a range of alternative options available for non-emergency situations to ensure you get the appropriate care you need, and save an unnecessary trip to the Emergency Department.

What’s available?

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Culham Parochial School Samplers Display

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:43
We are delighted to announce that samplers on loan from Culham Parochial Church of England School are now exhibited at Abingdon Museum Attic Gallery until 29th March 2020. The display shows some pieces of embroidery made by pupils at Culham Parochial School in the past.
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Housing affects your health

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:11

Please see the below released from Oxfordshire County Council:

Are you struggling with home repairs or do you know someone who needs help with home repairs? Housing affects health. There are services and funds out there that can help people (owners and private tenants) stay independent, safe and well in their homes. For more information or to make a referral visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/homerepairs 


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Christmas Opening Hours

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 10:39


Tue 24th December 2019:

Information Centre and Town Council offices open from 9am to 3pm

Wed 25th December - Wed 1st Jan inclusive


New Year: 

The offices are then re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 9am

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 11:54
This is a reminder that as usual, once the Christmas festivities are concluded, you can bring your Christmas tree to the Market Place to be recycled into woodchip.

This annual event takes place on the Saturday after Twelfth Night and this year is scheduled for Saturday 4th January from 9am to 3pm. This service is provided by the Town Council.

The woodchip produced will help to line our woodland pathways and provide compost for allotments and flowerbeds.

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Mayors Over 70's Christmas Party

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:26

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Charlie Birks, is hosting the annual over 70's Christmas Party with Afternoon tea and entertainment for Abingdon-on-Thames’s older residents on Wednesday 18th December this year.

Do you live in Abingdon-on-Thames? Are you 70 or over? Great! Then we'd love you to come along for the festive fun.

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Letter to EU citizens

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:51

Vale of White Horse District Council has written to thousands of residents in the district who are EU nationals from countries outside of the UK. The letter explains what affected residents need to do to remain in the UK after Brexit and signposts them to further information.

Please see the letter here with the relevant information.


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PC Harper Ride of Respect

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 09:25

Thousands of motorcyclists are expected to take part in the Ride of Respect in memory of PC Andrew Harper this Sunday. (27th October 2019)

PC Harper died while responding to a burglary in Berkshire, in August.

Participants are set to meet at RAF Benson from 9am before leaving the base at midday and riding to Abingdon Airfield.

For the latest information please see the official Facebook page here:


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Extra garden waste

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 12:23

Residents in southern Oxfordshire who recycle food and garden waste will benefit from extra help in the next few weeks.

Hallowe’en usually means lots of leftover pumpkins at the start of November. Any that can’t be used in cooking or composting can be collected by the bin crews if left next to the food waste bin.

The pumpkins, like other food waste recycling, is taken to a processing centre in Oxfordshire where it is transformed into fertiliser and green electricity.

Extra garden waste

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Youth Opportunity Fund

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 12:31

Voluntary and community organisations are being invited to bid for portions of Oxfordshire County Council’s new £1m two-year grant fund: Youth Opportunity Fund.

Feedback from Oxfordshire residents points to strong support for improving community-run youth services. This new fund is available to help existing projects expand and new ones get started. Grants of up to £70,000 are available.

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Brexit information and advice

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 12:14

Please see the below issued from the Oxfordshire County Council: 

Brexit information and advice

Leaving the EU means a number of changes that will affect businesses and individual citizens. The government information below explains how to prepare and the steps you may need to take.

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Mayor's Civic Service

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 13:03

This is a reminder that the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Charlie Birks, will be holding his Civic Service at 3pm on Sunday 20th October in the Abbey Cinema at the Guildhall.

The service will be led by Pat Winslow, celebrant Humanists UK. 

This service will be a secular ceremony which will be fully inclusive for all and seek to be an enjoyable celebration of many of the diverse aspects of Abingdon.

All are very welcome to attend. 

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We want your opinion on Fun and Music in the Park

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:28

Anyone else already excited for next year’s Fun and Music in the park events?

Well we want your opinion!

We want to make sure we are doing the best we can and who better to ask than the people that attend it?

So please see the link below for a Survey we have produced which will help us to make this popular event even more awesome!

You have until Friday 15th November 2019 to complete the survey.


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Have your say on a new homelessness strategy for South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:22

Please see the below released from South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils:

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are asking people for their views on a new strategy to address homelessness and rough sleeping.

By law, local authorities are required to publish a homelessness and rough sleeping strategy every five years - the current South and Vale strategy ends in 2020 and the councils have now launched a six-week consultation on a new strategy which would last until 2025.

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Calling all Bands for Music in the Park!

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:41

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising the popular “Music in the Park” event.  Music in the Park has taken place in the Abbey Grounds every year since its inception as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, attracting large crowds with 3,500 wristbands being made available in the spring. The next Music in the Park event takes place in the evening of Saturday 6th June 2020, following on from the popular daytime event, Fun in the Park.

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Citizens Advice launches energy advice drive

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:03

Please see below released from Citizens Advice:

Your local Citizens Advice is launching its annual initiative to help people in financial need who find it hard to pay their energy bills.

The project, called the Energy Advice Programme (EAP), is going live throughout Oxfordshire South and Vale from October to March 2020. It includes comprehensive steps to help people who have to spend a significant proportion of their income on fuel bills.

At an EAP appointment our advisers, depending on your particular problem, can do one or more of the following:

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Council staff to visit homes that haven’t responded to the yellow Household Enquiry Form

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:37

Please see below from the Vale of White Horse District Council 

Council staff to visit homes that haven’t responded to the yellow Household Enquiry Form

Released on 7 October 2019

In the coming days staff from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be visiting homes whose occupants have not updated their details following requests via the yellow ‘Household Enquiry’ form.

The councils need this information to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so in forthcoming elections.

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Abingdon Michaelmas Fair!

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:55

The Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October from 12 noon to 11pm each day.

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Citizens Advice seeks volunteers

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 10:37

Please see below from Citizens Advice: 

''Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale is looking for volunteers to work in our friendly offices in Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Henley and Thame.

As well as volunteer advisers, we also need receptionists, IT specialists and administrators.

Once trained, volunteer advisers can make a real difference to our clients by helping them overcome problems they face with benefits, debt, employment, housing or family relationship issues.

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