The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Beside the Seaside

There are times when Abingdon does feel like the seaside. This view down Queen Street towards the top of the County Hall often makes me think of the pier at Brighton.

This window display of Frugal food uses two bathing beauties to help promote natural sun creams, and insect repellents.

Off on my hols for a few days.... back soon.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

AbITS Part 2

The orange barriers are back, initially, on Broad Street where they've removed a low mounded wall, and a tree. Soon the workmen will progress to Stert Street to widen the pavements, and narrow the road. This is the second part of the AbITS (Abingdon Integrated Transport Strategy) scheme. The objectives of the scheme included:

* promote safer, more pleasant and more convenient conditions for pedestrians and cyclists

An elderly gentleman was seriously injured yesterday in a road accident in Stert Street. A lorry delivering tarmac to cover this area hit him. (news detail @ Oxford Mail )

Monday, 6 August 2007

Market Returns

This picture was taken at 6:50 AM as the stall holders were setting up on the Market Place for the first time since February. The Market Place work is nearly complete and they have returned from their temporary residence at the Civic Car park.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

New Kitchen

At Preston Road Community Centre there was a gathering to open the new kitchen.

Julie Mayhew Archer, chairman of the Vale of the White Horse District Council, was there, as were representatives of groups like WREN which also gave grants.

There was the Mayor, Lorraine Oates and the Deputy Mayor, Pat Lonergan, and local people.

Mick Busby, the chair of the community centre, asked Councillor Mary De Vere to cut the ribbon, because of all her hard work on fund raising for the project.

The community centre and kitchen are there for the use of the community,whether that be community groups, or people who hire the hall for functions. For more information visit the Community Centre Webpage.

Its like a village hall: for the southern part of the town. Elsewhere in Abingdon are community centres such as :Hadland Road, Long Furlong, and Peachcroft,(and I am reminded by the comment Northcourt. Sorry Northcourt!).