FOI request, ref 3,500 new homes for Shippon?

14/10/16, Today, we received a response to our FOI. Many thanks to Ms Moore for her prompt reply. Dear Abingdon First  Thank you for your request for information under the Environmental Information Regulations (2004), as follows: “Could you please confirm whether MOD land, (the old gliding club land (along Barrow rd, Shippon) has been sold to… Continue reading »

Guildhall Meeting

We were sent this:- Hi, I thought that you might like to know that the Town Council is holding an Open Day about its latest plans for the Guildhall on Saturday (23/7/16) – see I am not sure how effective the publicity has been so perhaps you could mention it on our web site. Regards,… Continue reading »

50 years ago.

We were sent this from a friend, Steve. (aka Wizard)….just a piece of (fairly) recent history. Well do you remember the International Week in Abingdon. Fifty years ago, where has the time gone ??  While the nation was revving up for the World Cup Abingdon was doing it’s own bit of international hospitality. It seems… Continue reading »

2nd FOI re the Charter Car Park

Once again, thank you to Daniel for sending this in to us. Much appreciated. Hello Contact, Please see further Carpark FOI answers…   From: xxxxxx Sent: Friday, 15 April, 17:34 Subject: FOI request on revamp of the Charter car park, Abingdon ref 16/21 To: xxxxxx Cc: FOI Vale Hi, your freedom of information request has… Continue reading »

FOI Request from a reader

We had this sent to us from a regular reader of our website. Thanks to Daniel for sharing this and allowing us to publish it. Hi Abingdon First, Would you mind or be interested in putting up this FOI request made regarding the Charter Carpark and toilets renovation?   It isn’t very enlightening…   Many… Continue reading »

Abbey Meadow Improvements

Taken from the Vale of White Horse District Council website. Source Over half a million pounds to improve Abbey Meadow Released on April 11, 2016 Abingdon’s Abbey Meadow, which sees thousands of visitors each year, is set to get some very welcome improvements; thanks to a £615,000 investment from Vale of White Horse District Council. These… Continue reading »

Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

Please find details of the proposed Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. Oxford FAS Newsletter April 2016

Vale agrees £40,000 for Faringdon

Once again, Abingdon has been overlooked by the Vale!….Could this be some of the proceeds gained from the selling off of the Old Gaol? (After all, the Vale did admit that proceeds from the fiasco-sale of the Gaol wouldn’t necessarily be spent on the town it was taken from!) Released on April 1st….Unfortunately, the joke… Continue reading »


24/2/16 It is reported in today’s Oxford Mail that the Guildhall revamp will provide residents with a, “high-quality cinema experience”, according to a pledge by town Councillor Dennis Garrett, head of the guildhall committee, who is adamant no corners will be cut on a projection unit and retractable cinema seating in the new building. He goes on… Continue reading »

BID Query

25/1/16 We have been sent this anonymously…can anyone in the know shed any light on this please? Hi, you guys seem to be well informed regarding all things Abingdon, does anyone know whats happened to the BID? We hear the chairmen has resigned? With less than 8 weeks to go before the Vale issue us… Continue reading »