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  • Abingdon Council News: Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 10-11 September

    The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more.

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  • Abingdon Council News: Guildhall Development Open Day - 23rd July 2016

    The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building consent. Detailed technical design is taking place ahead of building tenders being requested. 

  • Abingdon Council News: Council Meeting - Rainbow Flag

    The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued the following statement:

    "The Council debated a motion at its Council meeting on Wednesday that 'Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council source a rainbow flag to fly from County Hall in conjunction with Oxford Pride.'

    "After full and careful debate the motion was not adopted. I would like to explain why the motion was not adopted.

  • Abingdon Council News: Wreath laying to Commemorate the Battle of the Somme - Friday 1st July

    Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

    To commemorate this day the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Town as part of an Act of Remembrance.  This will take place at the Town's Cenotaph and War Memorial at 7am on 1st July.

    "When you go home, tell them of us and say

    For your tomorrow, we gave our today."

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  • Abingdon Council News: Sun shines on the Mayor's June Ball

    The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames gave a June Ball to raise money for her charities, Little Troopers and Oxfordshire Mind, last Friday. The Mayor was pleased to welcome civic guests from the other towns in the area, such as Didcot and Thame, as well as residents of the town, friends and supporters.

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  • Abingdon Council News: HM Queen's 90th Birthday Party - Abingdon Rugby Club

    The Council is hosting - in association with the Abingdon Rugby Club and Yeah Baby - a Party to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th Birthday.  There is live entertainment with four local bands, the clubhouse and bar are open and there is a BBQ.  The Party is from 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday 12th June at the Abingdon Rugby Club, South Town Park, Lambrick Way.  Entry is free and all are welcome.

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  • Improvers Course 2016
    AIM To improve moving water and 2 star skills including rescues. VENUE Wilsham Road, Abingdon between the rowing club and sailing club. DATES Thursday evenings for six weeks starting 28th July. TIMES 6.15 pm to 9.00pm approx. PREREQUISITES This course…
  • Abingdon Blastathon!
    After a bit of delay due to water levels, the annual Chris Wheeler Memorial Blastathon playboating competition will now take place on Saturday July 9th. The event kicks off at 1700 at Abingdon weir, with those who want to paddle…
  • Beginners Courses 2016
    BACKGROUND INFO This course is designed to introduce novices to a range of skills and knowledge required to begin kayaking. The sessions will cover safety, paddle strokes, equipment, capsizing etc. VENUE Wilsham Road, Abingdon between the rowing club and sailing…
  • A May Day Flotilla. Magdalen and the Choir at Oxford.
    An eclectic collection of boats of all classes and schools coalesced on the Thames and the River Cherwell to join in a convoy towards Magdalen Bridge and the tower for the May Day celebrations. Kayaks were few in number so…
  • Circling The Island
    The surf and swells of Hayling Island and the south coast “A Ship in Harbour Is Safe, But that Is Not What Ships Are Built For”. John A. Shedd The plan was simple. The chance to experience the kayak from…
  • Dartin’
    A few photos from a quick day trip to the Dart last November. Michelle’s first time down the Loop…        
  • Mega Mellte Adventure
    It was another December day trip when 6 intrepid boaters decided that we should visit some of South Wales’ finest rivers. Initially we paddled an uneventful Tavy which was lovely. We then decided to run the Mellte which on the…
  • Frome Frolics
    This January 16 two canoes and a load a kayakers ventures out in actual freezing conditions to paddle the River Frome in Somerset. This is a lovely paddle and day out for paddlers of all levels looking for adventure. There…
  • Gerb on the Mellte – last year
  • Improvers’ Course 2015
    Aim To improve moving water and 2 star skills including rescues. Dates Thursday evenings 6.15pm to 9.00pm approx. 6 weeks commencing 30th July Prerequisites This course is open to KCC members. You should be 1 star level or above. Places…