Having been marketed as the Abbey Shopping Centre for the last few years it appears that the previous name ‘Bury Street’ is now making a come back. The shopping centre was getting spruced up today.
I gather that the bosses will be coming down next week for a launch.
The Abingdon Camera Club photo competition normally takes place during the Abingdon Arts Festival – which did not happen this year.
So the camera club have run it later in the year. The best entries have been displayed for the last week in the Abingdon Community Shop Window.
Prizes were awarded by Heather from Choose Abingdon to some of the junior and seniors entries. Well done to Billy who was 3rd last time and this time came 2nd.
It doesn’t seem long since I did News from the Abbey Shopping Centre but …
A planning application has appeared on the front of one of the large new units in the Abbey Shopping Centre to say that New Look will be moving there from their smaller shop. There have been other approaches for the large new stores but the Abbey Shopping Centre management are holding out for a couple of prestigious retailers for the two larger stores.
A new bakery has opened. Parsons are a family business with over 30 outlets in the South West, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
Both kiosks have been occupied for a while now, one by Hattons Gold, and the other by the Phone Box. Timpsons also re-opened quite some time ago. The fire only closed them for a short while.
The Community Shop have a display of volunteering opportunities including a side window dedicated to pictures of Abingdon Sea Cadets. The community shop will be open from 11:30 to 14:30 on Friday for anybody interested in volunteering. That is the same day as the Farmers Market.
The Abingdon Fire Fighters attended a fire at the Timpson’s shoe repair kiosk in the Abbey Shopping Centre on Thursday morning.
The shop is now closed until further notice. If you want keys cut in town then Knights, on Ock Street, have an excellent service. For shoe repairs then there is the new Timpson’s kiosk at Tesco, Abingdon.