Minutes of 1st Guildhall/Abbey Hall meeting

Draft Minutes – Special Parish Meeting Monday 15th January 2018 1 Abingdon-on-Thames Special Parish Meeting Draft minutes of the Special Parish Meeting held at 7pm on Monday 15th January 2018 in the Roysse Room, Guildhall, Abingdon-on-Thames. Present: Cllr Jan Morter Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames and Chairman of the Special Meeting 95 residents of the Parish of… Continue reading »

Guildhall meeting part 2 URGENT PLEASE READ

PLEASE NOTE The meeting about the Guildhall on 22nd January 2018 will now be at St Helen’s Church at 7:30pm.  http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/abingdon-news/abingdon-thames-town-council/meeting-relation-abbey-hall-and-guildhall

Guildhall/Abbey Hall Meeting

It was a fiasco…with half the people being shut out..and someone pomping it about spouting “elfnsaftee!” “No one else can come in!” (He even ejected one elderly woman whose friends had made a space for her by shuffling along their seats and seat sharing!). The Mayor then came in..after speaking to the ones out in… Continue reading »

The Old Gaol

Once again, the Old Gaol Fiasco rears it’s ugly head! Cranbourne Homes have submitted a modification of a planning Obligation to VoWHDC. Covering letter In short, Modification of obligation dated 30 June 2015 to modify Clause 4 relating to application ref. P08/V1237/FUL The Developer seeks to agree with the Council, in principle, a revised payment… Continue reading »

Upper Reaches FoI request

25/11/15, We have had a reply to our FoI request. Dear Abingdon First,  I write in respect of your recent request for information under the Environmental Information Regulations (15/692):  ·        Could someone please advise as to who owns the Upper Reaches hotel and restaurant, Abingdon, and also the land (car park) at this address. The land… Continue reading »

Old Gaol Restaurant “Deal” Falls through.

8/9/16 As announced by the Oxford Mail today, the “Mystery tenant” has pulled out of the deal to open a restaurant in the highly controversial Old Gaol complex. Source How much longer will these remain un-let, before the developers cry to the Vale that they cannot let them and want to turn them into more luxury… Continue reading »

Greene King, Hawthorn Leisure and The Cross Keys pub.

We have been asked to post the following by Steve Green: Hello, I’m sending this email to various people who might be interested to know that Hawthorn Leisure who recently purchased 275 pubs from Greene King (including Cross Keys and Saxton Arms in Abingdon) have now applied for planning permission to convert the Cross Keys… Continue reading »


8/2/17 Today we have received a response to our recent FOI, from Garey Carey, Property Client Manager for several different Councils… The full response is printed below, his replies are in red:- Dear Sir/Madam, With reference to your FOI requests Numbers 16/964, 16/965 and 16/966. Please see below for our responses. I trust that you… Continue reading »

FOI Re Abingdons Assets / Upper Reaches

We have received a response from the Vale. 1/11/16 Dear Abingdon First Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, which was logged under FOI 16/605 Vale. You asked the following questions: We understand that the Vale have decided to outsource its property management to a private company. is this correct, and who is this… Continue reading »