Long-term future for Abingdon’s Guildhall as a ‘community hub’

(Published on 24/01/2018)

The long-term future of the Guildhall in Abingdon could be secured as part of an agreement by Oxfordshire County Council and Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council to develop a ‘community hub’ in the building and the surrounding area.

Oxfordshire County Council already runs services in Abingdon, including the library and a children and families centre. As part of the agreement to work together, the county council will be looking at the best way to provide services in its existing public buildings.

Cllr Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, Cabinet Member for Property, Cultural & Community Services, said:

“I want to see the Guildhall once again become a valued and loved community asset for Abingdon. There is an opportunity to create a vibrant community hub around the Guildhall, which joins up public services and community uses in this part of the town.

“We will be looking at all the options with the town council and we would welcome ideas from people locally. We would expect the town council as owners of the Guildhall to consult fully with residents before any final decision was taken.”

See the Oxfordshire County Council website for further information.