2 Opportunities To Have Your Say

Thank you to Hester for this email. Dear Abingdon First In line with your strapline “The platform for you to have YOUR say about what happens in YOUR town!” would it be a good idea for you to publicise the opportunities coming up this month for people to do this direct to the Town Council?… Continue reading »

Letter to Layla Moran re The Old Gaol

17/3/18 Interestingly, even though Ms Moran has decided not to respond to us, according to the Oxford Mail/Abingdon Herald website article, she has responded to our open letter. Abingdon First, an anonymous group of local residents, have now written an open letter to Ms Moran urging her to press for a ‘full accounting of the… Continue reading »

Old Gaol Fiasco Pt. 5? (Or is it 6?!)

Well we hate to  say it, but we told you so……..! Application for change of use, to convert a large part of the restaurant into 3 apartments: http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/java/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P18/V0492/FUL and retrospective permission for the construction of dividing walls to enable this conversion http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/java/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P18/V0493/LB   Basically, Cranbourne Homes want to use one of the existing “restaurant” spaces,… Continue reading »

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 »


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 »