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TELEPHONE SYSTEM DOWN

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 05/17/2021 - 08:42

Monday 17th May 2020, 9AM:

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties receiving incoming calls on our telephone system and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible.

In the meantime please email enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk to speak to a member of staff.

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New Town Councillor

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 15:36

Following the by-election for the ward of Fitzharris Ock, the Liberal Democrat candidate Rawda Jehanli has been elected to the Council.  The result may be accessed here (link to https://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/05/Fitzharris-Ock-Ward-Abingdon-2021.pdf

Rawda is welcomed to the council and will serve until the next town elections in May 2023.

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Flying the Flag for Europe Day

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 09:10

Sunday 9 May marks Europe Day and the Town Council is flying the Flag of the Council of Europe on the County Hall to celebrate this day.

It was Britain's wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill who first publicly suggested the creation of a “Council of Europe” in a BBC radio broadcast in March 1943.

Six years later , in May 1949, the United Kingdom was a founding member of the Council of Europe and the flag which we are flying became its flag in 1955. The UK remain members of the Council of Europe.

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Online one-stop shop connects people with communities

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 10:54

Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website or below:

Meet two women who are part of a network of champions whose mission it is to help people in Oxfordshire get the most out of life, whatever challenges they are facing.

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Litter problem from takeaway cups

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 13:37

Image by Local artist Rebecca Peberdy -   https://rjpeberdy.weebly.com

Enjoying a coffee out has been one of the few treats of the last few months, especially now you are able to meet up outside and enjoy this with a friend, but the resulting extra litter of takeaway cups is becoming a significant problem.  

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.

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Town Council concerns over end of online meetings – a step backwards for local government

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 13:21

The Town Clerk Nigel Warner has written to Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government on behalf of the Council,  to  express its profound disappointment that the Regulations enabling virtual town and parish council meetings come to an end on 6 May 2021. The government has decided not to extend the Regulations on the grounds that there is a very full parliamentary timetable together with a belief that primary legislation is needed.

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Phones out of order

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/23/2021 - 14:26

Update 2045hrs 23 April

Our phones have not been  working since this afternoon and we are working to rectify this.

Please try back Monday or e-mail us on enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk

If the matter is urgent over the weekend please call 01865 751605. Please note this number is only for out of hours emergencies in relation to services operated by Abingdon Town Council.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

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Abingdon Museum reopening in May 2021

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:49

We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening our doors on Tuesday 18th May 2021, subject to government guidance.

We can't wait to welcome you back to enjoy our collections and a brand new exhibition 'Abingdon Treasures' with HapticArt!

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Remembering Cllr Jeanette Halliday one year on

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 04/18/2021 - 11:39

A year ago, Cllr Jeanette Halliday passed away on Friday 17th April 2020. Jeanette had been poorly since just after Christmas but her passing came as a great shock to all her friends and colleagues here at the Council and in the wider community of Abingdon.
Jeanette was 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 flagpole 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 Jeanettes passing.

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National minute’s silence for His Royal Highness Prince Philip

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 04/17/2021 - 15:50

His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away on Friday 9th April.

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Abingdon-on-Thames town centre Residents Parking Permits

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 14:55

Please note that you are liable to receive an Excess Charge Notice if your vehicle is parked in a Permit Holder bay without a valid parking permit on display from the 1st May 2021.

Residents parking permits

  • Only two permits are allowed per property.
  • Residents parking permit costs:
    • £60 for 6 months
    • £120 for 12 months

Visitor Permits

Visitor permits come in packs of 25 and eligible residents can apply for two packs a year, six months apart.

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New Bench dedicated to the Late Councillor Audrey Hasnip

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 14:24

There is a new Bench outside Abbey Cinema dedicated to the late Councillor Audrey Hasnip who passed away in 2019.

Audrey was a Town Councillor from 1995 to 2007, was Mayor during the civic year 1999/2000 (having been Deputy Mayor to Cllr Jeanette Halliday the previous year) and Mayor’s Escort to her late husband Keith during 2004/05.

She was also well-known in the town as a long-standing geography teacher at John Mason School and in many voluntary roles, including at St Helen’s Church.

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Temporary Road Closure at Abingdon & Sutton Courtenay, Tollgate Road & Abingdon Road

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 10:36

Please see links below to a Temporary Road Closure at Abingdon & Sutton Courtenay, Tollgate Road & Abingdon Road 

Notice

Map 1

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HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:32

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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Notice of Election

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 13:53

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In Remembrance of Dr Vernon Butt one year on

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 11:51

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 - 13:43

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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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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