Back in Abingdon

September 11, 2019

Back in Abingdon
Back in Abingdon after a week away in Cumbria. The flag over the County Hall has returned to the Union Jack after the Police flag was up there for a couple of weeks.
Back in Abingdon
The former Superdrug shop in Bury Street is to be used for a Heritage exhibition – Coming Home, Moving On from 14th to 21st September. There is no longer a Community Shop / Free Space for use by Clubs and Societies.
Back in Abingdon
Some windows have been mended after being boarded up. There had been a spate of broken windows.
Back in Abingdon
There was some work being done on Stratton Way this evening which involved work personnel with Stop and Go lollipop signs trying to control the traffic. It did not look easy. Tail backs in either direction quickly overlapped traffic light controlled junctions.

Were there any stories that I missed while away that would be worth investigating?

Filed under: ideas needed

6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Dave  |  September 12, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Is it any wonder that shoppers avoid the Precinct, when your superdrug picture illustrates the scruffy condition it is left in. Other local towns do not seem to have this problem.

  • 2. Janet  |  September 12, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Does anyone know what is happening to the Upper Reaches Hotel? It seems to have been boarded up for a long time.

  • 3. Anne  |  September 13, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Welcome back !

  • 4. Colin B  |  September 13, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Last thing I saw was this artcle…Isn’t there a 99 year lease in place or not?.

  • 5. Iain  |  September 13, 2019 at 10:09 am

    There is a lease with about 80 years to run which stipulates it must operate as a hotel. The VoWHDC are the freeholder.

    I havent heard anything much on the grapevine since the article Colin links, which I note was fairly non specific and in the run up to local elections,

  • 6. Alan  |  September 25, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    There has indeed been a spate of shop windows being smashed, racist abuse, and also cars being vandalised. It’s well known who is doing it, but no action seems to be taken.
    This man needs to be taken care of by social services, before he is ‘taken care of’ by an upset victim.

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