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The Bob Frampton Prize 2020 Winners

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 13:15
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 - 10:51
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 - 09:21

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 - 13:03

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 - 09:22

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 - 10:26

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 - 14:12
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 - 10:28

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 - 14:31

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 - 16:10

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 - 15:30

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 Information 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 - 09:29

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 - 14:11
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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Parking charges to be re-introduced in South and Vale car parks

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:58

Released on 1 June 2020

Parking charges will be re-introduced in district council car parks across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse from Monday 8 June.  

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have allowed people to park for free since 26 March, to support key workers and those who need to shop for essential food or medical supplies during the Coronavirus pandemic after travel restrictions were put in place. 

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Monday food and plant stall market

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 15:13

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.”  At present we are unable to accommodate all the stalls which we could previously whilst operating the market within the guidelines in relation to social distancing, but we are working to try and accommodate more traders in due course.

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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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