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 


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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. 



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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Transport survey

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 15:14

Abingdon Carbon Cutters are continuing an existing environmental transport survey of employees traveling to work in Abingdon.

This survey was started by two Oxford University students working for them in December. The purpose is to discover what steps need to be taken in order to encourage more people to travel to work in an eco-friendly way.

The students got 125 responses and have made some interesting observations. They need more data for the survey to carry enough weight to be submitted to the Town Council and OCC to inform their transport strategy,

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Abingdon People in Lockdown

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 13:34

Abingdon Museum has launched a new project, ‘Abingdon People in Lockdown’, aimed at collecting lockdown stories from the people of Abingdon and the surrounding area.

We invite everyone to share their lockdown experience. We would like to hear lockdown stories from the point of view of children and young people, from parents tasked with home-schooling, from those working on the front line, from those working in the background and from those shielding or isolated. In fact, whatever your experience has been, we are interested to know about it.

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Business Support

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 15:32

South and Vale Business Support have a dedicated website where they provide businesses across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse with free and impartial support, advice and up-to-date business information.

If your business has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic, you can access information on the business support schemes set up to help.

Visit www.svbs.co.uk for further information and contact details.

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Abingdon People in Lockdown - Abingdon Museum Project

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 14:59

The unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 deeply re-framed our way of life. It changed our perceptions,
affected our relationships with the outside world and imposed lockdown on us, forcing us to
‘stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.’

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Community Infrastructure - we want your views

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:46

Released on: 11.01.2020 from The Vale of White Horse District Council

Community Infrastructure - we want your views

Two consultations launch this week into how the Vale of White Horse District Council raises money for infrastructure and community facilities needed to support planned growth across the District. 

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Residents in southern Oxfordshire should not go cold and hungry this winter

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:38

Released 14 January 2021

The Winter Support Grant Scheme is now available for residents in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse who need help to buy food and heating their homes this winter. 

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have been working with Oxfordshire County Council and other district councils to distribute the nearly £1.4million given to the county by the Department for Work and Pensions in December 2020 as part of the Covid Winter Grant Scheme. 

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Covid Response Working Group

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:54

A weekly Covid Response Working Group has been established, with members of Abingdon Town Council meeting every Monday since November 2020, to consider the Council’s response to the Covid pandemic. The group monitors all parts of the Council's operations and responsibilities to ensure that they are COVID safe and meeting the needs of residents. The group also considers any applications to the Covid Emergency Grant Fund set up by Abingdon Town Council. So far, the group has awarded grants to the following initiatives:

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