Originally owned by the Vale of the White Horse District Council, ownership of the Guildhall was transferred to Abingdon Town Council in 2011. The building costs £120K per year to operate (apart from planned development costs), so needs to become self-sustaining as soon as possible.
Phase 1 of the development (to the older part of the building) is now complete and Phase 2 (development of the modern part) can now start. The Council is dedicated to re-energising and re-establishing the Guildhall as a centre for cultural excellence, performance, entertainment and media.
The Guildhall needs to become a lively and well used hub for the community – giving people of all ages a reason to come into the town centre and therefore also contribute to the town’s overall vitality
How do you think this can best be done? What would you like to see? What would you actually attend? The Council are still seeking opinions of residents, so don’t miss the opportunity to have your say. This website shows images and a video of the proposed design, as well as a survey to complete:
Author Helen Irving
Member since: 10th July 2012
I love Abingdon and am passionate about promoting the businesses and events that are centred there. I want everyone to realise how great they are and how we should all be using them!