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Severe weather can affect you in several ways and in the event of bad snow or ice it is important to know where to get help if you need it.

Please see the useful link below from The Vale of White Horse District Council for further advice on issues such as Waste collections, School Closures, Flooding and loss of utilities.

There are some out of hour’s telephone numbers if you need assistance or are worried about a relative or neighbour.

And also some information about how to join the Priority Services Register for vulnerable residents.

This year’s Remembrance Day commemorations will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017 -

10.00 am: Remembrance Day Service at St Helen's Church led by Rev Mary Williamson.

10.50am:  Remembrance Day Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. The civic party and detachments of the army and  local organisations will parade to the War Memorial. The service at the War Memorial will be led by Rev Mary Williamson and music will be provided by Abingdon Town Band. If you plan to attend you are advised to turn up early as more and more people attend the commemorations each year.

Swan Upping plays an important role in the conservation of the mute swan and involves The Queen’s Swan Warden collecting data, assessing the health of young cygnets and examining them for any injuries. Cygnets are extremely vulnerable at this early stage in their development and Swan Upping affords an opportunity to help both adults and cygnets that might otherwise go untreated.

People living in and around Abingdon-on-Thames are being urged to help forge its future. Everyone in the area is invited to get involved with the Community Led Plan that the Town Council agreed to support at last night’s Council meeting.

This is a reminder that as usual, now that the Christmas festivities are concluded, you can bring your Christmas tree to the Market Place be recycled into woodchip.

This annual event takes place on the Saturday after Twelfth Night and this year is scheduled for Saturday 7th January from 9am to 3pm. This service is provided by the Town Council in partnership with TVE Hire and Sales.  

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

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.

The Council is pleased to announce that this week major building improvements have started on the Guildhall. These are the first major improvements to the Guildhall for many years and will help to make the building fit for the modern age and improve inclusivity for all. For a full update on the Guildhall Development Project please click here.

The Vale of White Horse District Council have sent the following advice on bin collections during Easter:

The Mouse Hole Cafe, located in the basement of Abingdon County Hall and operated by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, are seeking a Saturday volunteer. The cafe offers a cosy and friendly space run by a small team of staff and volunteers, serving hot drinks, snacks and light lunches. The cafe promotes a community atmosphere, and the Mouse Hole Club (run by the museum's superb volunteers) puts on regular adult craft activities.

Saturday volunteers would be required to help serve food and drinks, offer a friendly welcome and be willing to chat with customers. 

Abingdon Museum welcomes artist Kate Hammersley who will be conducting a series of workshops over four weeks in April entitled Learn to Draw. The workshops will provide beginners and aspiring drawers a chance to learn essential techniques, such as creating compositions and developing textures - taking inspiration from the museum and its collections. 

Details of the course may be found at http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage/learn-draw with the first date Saturday 1st April.

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