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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council

Abingdon-on-Thames is a vibrant market town with a population of over 33,000. Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is a parish council under the Local Government Act 1972 and is the successor authority in terms of parish functions to the Abingdon Borough Council.

Find our contact details on the contact us page.

The Town Council has a vision to work with our partners to create a cohesive town that reflects its culture and tradition with the key features of the town centre looking like they belong together. Our vision is to develop a vibrant and attractive modern market town that is steeped in history and which the people will be proud of and want to share with visitors; a town that is economically vibrant, attractive to look at, has a lively social and cultural scene and strong community cohesion.

The Town Council is responsible to the residents of Abingdon-on-Thames for a wide range of services. In this section of the Abingdon-on-Thames website we outline these services, as well as information about council meetings, committees, councillors, budget spending and the civic calendar.

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council produces an official Town Guide every two years. An e-copy of the guide, published in December 2017, is available here

 

Latest News

05 Jul 2019
Abingdon Flood Defences - Proposals for Temporary Flood... more
01 Jul 2019
Just a reminder that during hot weather it is important to... more
21 Jun 2019
Britain’s newest Pride comes to Britain’s oldest town on... more
14 Jun 2019
Please note, now that the fishing season is nearly here,... more
31 May 2019
With 1 day to go it’s time to get excited about this year’s... more
Lots of people drinking coffee and sitting at cafe tables in the sunshine with market stalls in the background
Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still proudly upholds the tradition of the Market Place as a focus of town ... MORE
South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are currently appointing staff to work at... MORE

Town Council Events

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council has organised a meeting with the Environment Agency [EA] at which th... more
From Wednesday, 24th July to Sunday, 25th August10:00am-3:00pm
  Roysse Court, Guildhall, OX14 3HU. Opposite the Registry Office.9.30 am to 3.00 pm. Abingdon-on-Th... more
Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The tradition short service after the fair is in place is open to everyone, any denomination. Come a... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
Saturday, 30th November12:00pm-6:30pm
Santa's sleigh, lots of activities, Christmas lights switch on and there may be a firework display.... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council has organised a meeting with the Environment Agency [EA] at which th... more
From Wednesday, 24th July to Sunday, 25th August10:00am-3:00pm
  Roysse Court, Guildhall, OX14 3HU. Opposite the Registry Office.9.30 am to 3.00 pm. Abingdon-on-Th... more
Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The tradition short service after the fair is in place is open to everyone, any denomination. Come a... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
Saturday, 30th November12:00pm-6:30pm
Santa's sleigh, lots of activities, Christmas lights switch on and there may be a firework display.... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Friday, 19 July 2019 - 5:00pm
Swan Upping as a traditional event on the Thames goes back hundreds of years. This is census of the... more
Saturday, 27 July 2019 - 10:00am
A sociable morning with books to browse through and buy, fresh cakes, tea and coffee in the notable... more
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 9:45am
A morning sale of home-made cakes and biscuits as a fundraiser for one of the town's local Scout tro... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local gude dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter p... more
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:00am
At the start of the Poppy Appeal there will be a poppy themed event with cakes, interesting stalls a... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
This is a competitive trading day as personal develpment for people from local schools. Students wor... more
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Wednesday 1st May morning Abingdon Rotary Club will be marking May Day and welcoming the month. S... more
Sunday, 21 June 2020 - 11:00am
The succes of a Summer Solstice music event means that musicians and volunteer music lovers have joi... more
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Saturday, 20th July10:30am-4:00pm
Join Abingdon Museum and AAAHS for a day of archaeological discoveries! Programme: Display & Obj... more
Wednesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Thursday, 8th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Thursday, 22nd August10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Wednesday, 28th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 7:00pm
Alan Copeland gave a fascinating talk on the Chilterns a short while back and this is part two.of hi... more
Saturday, 14th September10:30am-3:30pm
Abingdon Science Partnership - 'Particle Detectives' We did this event in May and it was a raging su... more
Saturday, 28th September10:30am-3:30pm
In this one-day workshop you will be have the opportunity to draw prehistoric objects from the colle... more
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 7:00pm
The second in the programme this season is Liz Woolley an extremely good, popular speaker on The Com... more
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon Museum Friends has an annual quiz as part of town social life. 12th October is the date for... more
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