Angela Lawrence was elected as the Mayor of Abingdon this evening at a crowded Guildhall, and Helen Pighills was elected her Deputy.
Angela is the first “Independent” to become Mayor of Abingdon since 1982 (when Brian Jones was Mayor). She said “It is such a thrill and honour to be elected Mayor of our lovely town.”
Samantha Bowring, the outgoing Mayor, described the many and varied Abingdon people and societies she had met during her year as Mayor, and described Abingdon as a brilliant cool town.
Four organisations and people received Mayors awards from the the outgoing Mayor:
- Abingdon Youth Football Club
- Stephen Body who has been leading scouts for 50 years
- Eleanor Dangerfield of the Tithe Farm and Ladygrove Residents Association and Green Gym.
- Colin Galloway who cares for the town by litter picking and voluntary work with the Green Gym and Northmoor Trust.