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Events copied from the Town Council What’s On – Bun Throwing and Photography Exhibition

Events from the Town Council Web Site
There was a French Market with a wide variety of continental produce on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Too late for that now but not for two other events in the next week …
Events from the Town Council Web Site
World Bun Throwing Championships Saturday 14th April: The first World Bun Throwing Championships are taking place at Abingdon Vale Cricket Club, Culham Road (by Abingdon Bridge) on Saturday 14 April between 2pm and 4pm. Registration will take place from 12 noon. Entry to the event costs £1 per bun per throw and you can enter for £1 as many times as you like. For the adult competition, the two people throwing their bun the longest distance will be invited to join the Council to throw buns from the roof of the Museum at the Jubilee bun-throwing ceremony on Sunday 3rd June.

There will also be a children’s Bun Throwing competition, again £1 per bun, per throw. There will be a special prize for the winner, although unfortunately it will not be possible to throw buns at the Jubilee ceremony.

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Arts Festival Photography Exhibition this week

Date: Tuesday 10 April 2012
Start Time: 12:00

The Abingdon Arts Festival has come to an end but as the Arts Festival photography competition entries and winners did not get much of an airing they will be on display during the Guildhall opening hours. The Guildhall is open on Tuesday 10th April probably at 12.00. Please do not come to town specially for a viewing without checking with us during the period 10th to 14th April.

2 Comments April 8, 2012

Hesher’s Geffings gone

Hesher's Geffings
The notices around Radley Lakes about the Hesher’s Geffings have been removed by the Earth Trust (formerly Northmoor Trust). The notices first appeared around April 1st. Does anybody know any more about the Hesher’s Geffings and their origins?

4 Comments April 11, 2011

French Market Today

French Market
There is a French Market today on the Market Place. It is a different organisation and bigger than the market that came last year.
French Market
Glorious sunshine is predicted all weekend.
French Market
Not only is the Market in town
Craft Fair
but also the Craft Fair in the Old Abbey Buildings.

10 Comments April 9, 2011

Shopping Centre redevelopment moves a step nearer

Abbey Shopping Centre
In January 2010 the district council consulted on options for the Abbey Shopping Centre.
Abbey Shopping Centre
It was announced today that an agreement has been signed for a £53M redevelopment of the favoured option. According to the district council’s press release…

Proposals for the Charter area (starting around 2013) include:
* a new large supermarket
* a new decked car park of about 400 spaces
* other retail floor space
* a replacement library, day centre and medical centre potentially at first floor level.

Proposals for the Abbey Shopping Centre (starting around Jan 2012) include:
* improving the choice and range of shop unit sizes by converting and combining some of the existing units into larger stores
* creating a new unit of 4,500 sq.ft. and another one of 2,000 sq.ft, both with first floor sales areas
* creating a more attractive street area by alternating roof heights and removing the existing canopies
* repaving and replacing street furniture, lighting and signage in the shopping centre.

This comes hot on the heals of an agreement to double the size of the Orchard Centre in Didcot at a cost of £125M.  The two district councils involved (Vale of White Horse for Abingdon and South Oxfordshire for Didcot) have shared executive staff so they  must have been busy.

19 Comments March 24, 2011

Winding up Action4Abingdon

Action 4 Abingdon
The final post appeared on the action4abingdon forum 3 days ago saying “… As you know we created the forum as a vehicle to lobby for improvements to the then newly implemented Abits scheme. This, along with our 250 business signature petition and the Independent Traffic Report resulted in no less than 12 significant changes to the layout.

The forum soon became a good platform for all things Abingdon and has had some lively debates on various subjects, however, nothing lasts forever and so I think it’s time to wind the thing up…”

Needless to say there are still challenges facing Abingdon. But the forum showed that many people cared passionately for the town from various political, and non-political persuasions.

1 Comment January 28, 2011

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