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Monday food and plant stall market

Abingdon Council News - 4 hours 28 min ago

Since the national lockdown on 23rd March 2020 the Monday Charter Market has been a food market only with strict social distancing in place. The regulations in relation to Covid-19 have now changed to enable open air markets to operate with their usual range of stalls but this is subject to the operation of the market being “Covid-19 safe.”

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Maintenance Work

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 08:49

Maintenance work is being carried out on Wednesday 27th May between 10:00am and 2:00pm which may affect the Town Council phone lines.

If you need to contact the office during this time please use the email address enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk.

Many Thanks for your understanding.

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Citizens Advice update

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 14:43
Please see the below from Citizens Advice:

How to get support and advice

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are taking all actions necessary to continue to provide our services, as best we can, while protecting the safety of our users, staff and volunteers.

For now, we are unable to offer our face-to-face service, at Abingdon, Didcot, Henley, Thame, Faringdon and Wallingford Outreaches. We continue to provide our services over the phone or via email.

To speak to one of our advisers:

call: 0300 3309042, Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00

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Grants schemes

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:23

Released on 19 May 2020 from South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district council

The latest government business grants scheme will not provide anywhere near enough cash to support the vast majority of businesses in southern Oxfordshire affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s the message from the area’s two district councils. 

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Citizens Advice needs Volunteer Advisers

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:41

Please see the below from Citizens Advice: 

We can all face problems that are too stressful or complicated to sort out alone.

Last year, our 150 volunteers advised over 11,000 people. We helped three quarters resolve their debt, benefits, employment and housing problems.

We now need more advisers to help us during and after the Covid-19 crisis.

Normally, our main offices are in Abingdon, Didcot, Henley and Thame. Ninety volunteers and staff are now advising the public from home on our AdviceLine service.

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Do you know how to keep your children safe online?

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 10:32

Please see the below from Thames Valley Police: 

During lockdown, many of us have turned to the internet to stay in touch, which goes for children as well as adults. Sadly, some criminals are using these extraordinary circumstances as a way to exploit and target young people when they are online.

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Abingdon Coronavirus Community Response Group

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:10

Please see the below from Abingdon Coronavirus Community Response group:

Abingdon Coronavirus Community Response was established to help the residents of Abingdon support each other through the Coronavirus  (COVID-19) pandemic and ensuing lockdown.

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Abingdon Museum Blog

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:49

We are pleased to announce the launch of the museum's Blog!
The first blog post will be published on 8th May 2020, as a contribution of the museum to mark VEDay75. 
The new blog section will be updated often and available on the menu bar located on the left side of the Museum Homepage.
 

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NHS healthcare over the May bank holiday weekend

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:06

Please see the below from Oxfordshire County Council: 

NHS healthcare over the May bank holiday weekend:

During the bank holiday, Oxfordshire’s healthcare partners would like to remind our residents and patients about the minor changes, to the following services:

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Caring in a Crisis: day centres launch new YouTube channel

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 13:41

Please see the below from Oxfordshire County Council: 

Caring in a Crisis: day centres launch new YouTube channel

Adult Social Care currently supports over 6,000 people every day. The safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people in Oxfordshire continues to be a priority during these unprecedented times.

Social distancing rules may change the way care is delivered but social care workers are going above and beyond to support people on the front-line, while observing social distancing rules and using the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Citizens Advice needs IT volunteers

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 13:04

Citizens Advice needs IT volunteers

Last year, our 160 volunteers in Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale helped 11,209 people to resolve their problems.  

Effective IT is absolutely essential to our service.

We need more volunteers to help with IT support in Abingdon and Didcot (and remotely during lockdown).

What you will do

You will help staff and volunteers to sort out their IT problems.

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Coronavirus Carer ID scheme during lockdown

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 14:15

Please see the below from Oxfordshire County Council:

Oxfordshire County Council is continuing to support Carers during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by offering a Carers ID.

The Carer ID scheme is for paid and independent Carers who are providing care and support to youngsters and adults known to OCC Social Care.

The Carer ID is a simple letter of authority which can be presented whilst out and about, should the Carer be challenged.

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PRACTICE NURSES – YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU!

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 14:13

Please see the below Message from Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group:

PRACTICE NURSES – YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU!

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Minutes silence for NHS staff who died with Coronavirus

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 09:25

Please join us in observing a minute's silence at 11am today - Tuesday April 28 - to pay tribute to the NHS staff who have died with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

More information on this below: 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/04/nhs-leaders-join-minutes-silence-for-...

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Councillor Jeanette Halliday

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 09:05

It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you know that Cllr Jeanette Halliday passed away on Friday 17th April 2020.  Jeanette had been poorly since just after Christmas but her passing has come as a great shock to all her friends and colleagues here at the Council and  in the wider community of Abingdon.

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Businesses in South and Vale urged to submit COVID-19 grant requests

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 16:01

Businesses in South and Vale urged to submit COVID-19 grant requests

Businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse that are yet to submit their details for grant support in response to COVID-19 are being urged to do so as soon as possible.

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Waste Collection

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 13:37

Please see the below that we have received from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils:

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have reopened their paid-for bulky waste collection service for large household items and are also issuing a warning about fly-tipping while other outlets for domestic waste remain closed.

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Health and adult social care

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/15/2020 - 15:40

PLEASE SEE THE BELOW WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL:

Please see below for stories and information that we would like to share with you and your residents regarding health and adult social care:

New coronavirus clinics to help patients across Oxfordshire:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/new-coronavirus-clinics-to-help-patients-across-oxfordshire/

Praise for Oxfordshire's inspirational care teams:

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INTRODUCING ABIMEDS

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 14:48

INTRODUCING ABIMEDS

The “AbiMeds” community medicines delivery scheme has been set up to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19. We have all seen - or experienced - the queues at local pharmacies in recent weeks: many of those waiting are either vulnerable or caring for vulnerable people and the queues not only seriously inconvenience them and risk their health, but also risk the health of the pharmacists and their staff on whom so much depends.

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District Council Coronavirus helpline open this weekend

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 19:29

The Town Council has received the following update from the District Council for the Easter weekend 

Our short guide to getting help - the Coronavirus

The District Council has created the diagram above for anybody needing help. Help is out there but reach out to family, friends or community groups first.

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