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looking across the Market Place towards the High Street, cafe tables and people walking across the space

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Town Council Services

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council delivers a number of key core services which are overseen by the various committees of elected councillors.

In this section we give a brief outline of the service we deliver. For further information on any of these please contact our Information Centre.

A view looking down on the stalls of the Monday market in the Market Place
Abingdon’s Market Place is the heart of our town centre and hosts street cafés and a variety of markets, such as the Monday Market, the Farmers' Market, the Local Excellence Market and visiting Continental Markets. The Market Place is very much a community space. We actively encourage local clubs and societies to use the area to promote their groups and to fundraise. For further details in this...
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The County Hall Museum is a service provided by the Town Council. The Museum has a very comprehensive section on this website. Please clck the link below. County Hall Museum
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Listed below are the council’s six recreation areas, eight play areas and two football pitches which are all maintained by the council’s works team. Recreation Areas Margaret Brown Gardens MG. Garden Austin Place Longfellow Drive Hedgemead Avenue Ladygrove Meadow Play Areas Boxhill Recreation Ground Caldecott Recreation Ground River Close Play Area Masefield Crescent Chaunterell Way Elizabeth...
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The town council act as agents for the Oxfordshire County Council Residents’ Parking Scheme – which includes residents’ parking permits and the policing of Oxfordshire County Council’s paid on-street parking. The wardens routinely check areas within the town centre, and will issue parking tickets if it is found that you are parking without a ticket, gone over the paid parking time or if you do...
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The War Memorial and The Square
The war memorial was erected in 1921 in High Street, and was paid for by public subscription. In 2010, the town council agreed a new design for the area.  In December 2010, work started which included stabilising the memorial which had developed a tilt over many years. This was done by injecting a resin type material into the soil which expands and solidifies to form a solid foundation. The work...
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Abingdon salt bin
During winter weather the Town Council will as far as is possible, clear snow and ice from the properties it is responsible for, including the Market Place, the area around the War Memorial,the County Hall Museum precincts, the Guildhall,  Boxhill Wood and its play areas. For a list of play areas see Council Services and Facilities Recreation Areas, Open Spaces and Sports. Please note that...
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