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Abingdon Food Bank
Also, we ask that you remember the Abingdon Food Bank, to which you have generously contributed this year. Please look on the Food Bank website for suggestions as to what is needed.
Meanwhile, please keep safe and well.
Yours as ever,
Abingdon Town Council – Neighbourhood Plan
A new Neighbourhood Plan is in development: this will set out planning policies, be referred to when considering planning applications and will set out plans for the use and development of land in our area. It is so important that local people contribute to shaping and influencing Abingdon’s development so that our future town is an even better place to live, work and grow than it is now.
An interim report has already been produced by the town’s Neighbourhood Plan group, and this is now open for review and consultation here. At this stage in the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan, all ideas shown are draft and will be subject to further deliberation and consultation. So, over to you!
There are eight areas of focus: Access and Movement, Leisure and Sport, Families and Young People, Culture, Healthy Town and Outdoor Recreation, Environment, Heritage and Built Environment, and finally, Business Economy and Town Centre. The interim report gives an overview of each area.
Some of the members of the AMRA Committee have met and responded, but of course your individual views are important too. These are some of the issues we felt were important:
the proposed Water Park at The Marina
traffic, access and movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles in the town centre
the proposed use of empty retail units
the currently unused Upper Reaches site
You can download a copy of the map here.