At the annual meeting of the Council this evening (19th May) Councillor Cheryl Briggs was elected Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames for the civic year 2021-2022.
Cheryl will be Abingdon’s first Mayor from the Green Party (as far as I know).
The meeting was held behind closed doors because of Covid-19 safety regulations.
Councillor Charlie Birks was the outgoing Mayor and served for 2 years from 2019-2021. Mayors in Abingdon normally serve for one year but Charlie showed great dedication and agreed to serve for 2 years because of these unprecedented times.
(Picture above shows Caroline Lucas and Cheryl Briggs after a meeting in the Brewery Tap in January 2019. Picture thanks to Helen.)