The second annual Prosecco in the Park event at Rye Farm Meadow was postponed last week because of the threat of storms.
The postponed event is on this weekend and the organisers were making final preparations this afternoon. Prosecco in the Park involves watching films and listening to DJ music and enjoying drinks from the cocktail / Prosecco bars.
Across the river a fence has now been installed to keep geese away from the Abbey Meadows water feature / picnic area.
No attempt has been made to clear away all the goose droppings yet, and the fence is not completely successful.
Nearby the Open Air swimming pool is doing very well, as is the play park, and the Abbey Gardens.
The first closure at the Fairacres retail park happened two or three weeks back. AHF closed in preparation for the creation of more modern sales units.
Vineys will close in four days time on Sunday.
The Homebase closing down sale started over three months ago. Reductions are currently 30% off everything, and up to 70% off some things. The garden centre is now nearly empty
There is 60% off tinsel, baubels, inflatable Father Christmas’ and other things for Christmas.
Homebase and Topps Tiles will both close in August. Topps Tiles are moving to Unit 2 Colwell Drive.
This is what it looked like in Abingdon yesterday at the bottom of Bath Street. It was hot.
And this is how it looked today in the Abbey Gardens. Slightly cooler but still lots of orange.
I thought the schools had ended yesterday for the summer holidays but then heard lots of children chattering as they went in line to St Helen’s Church for an end of term visit.
Good luck to all the school children who are going up from their year 6 primary school class to their year 7 secondary school class. Six weeks to go.
When you get to be adult there is no such thing as going up a year.
Boris Johnson is to be the next Prime Minister. I see on his facebook page that he has been in Abingdon more than once. In 2015 he said ‘Brilliant to be back in Abingdon campaigning for Nicolas Blackwood.’ Nicola was the Conservatives MP for Abingdon from 2010 to 2017.
On another facebook post I did see that Conservative MP for Aberdeen, Ross Thomson, said ‘Boris Johnson as PM will do for the whole of our country what he did for London as Mayor. From Aberdeen to Aberystwyth; Abingdon to Antrim.’