The Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire visited Abingdon on 5 October 2022 when she met with a number of groups and organisations in the town. She was accompanied by the Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Andy Foulsham. The Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Marjorie Neasham Glasgow BEM, represents the King in the county and is assisted by a number of deputies.
During her visit, she saw the historic Abbey Buildings and met with the organisers of an art class, Helen and Marguerite.
The party then visited the offices of The Abingdon Bridge (TAB), a wellbeing charity which supports young people aged 13 to 25. They met with TAB staff, representatives of DAMASCUS Youth Project, and Yellow Submarine, a charity which helps young people with autism and learning disabilities to live a full and active life. TAB and DAMSCUS are supported by the town council and Yellow Submarine is one of the Mayor’s chosen charities for the current year. They all took time to describe their work and their ambitions for the future.
The Lord Lieutenant’s final visit was to the One Planet Abingdon climate emergency centre and cafe beneath the County Hall museum. One Planet Abingdon is also supported by the town council as the centre supports the town council’s objective to address the climate crisis.
The Lord Lieutenant and the Mayor were accompanied by Felicity Dick, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant. During Mrs Glasgow’s visit, she met Meg Minson, the curator of the Abbey Buildings, Laurence King, the Master of Christ’s Hospital and trustee of The Abingdon Bridge, Bryan Brown from the Abbey Buildings Charitable Trust, Olga Senior from Abingdon Civic Society, Helen and Marguerite, who organised the art class in the Abbey Buildings, Rita Atkinson and James Quartermain from DAMASCUS, Gary Hibbins and Holly Freeland from The Abingdon Bridge, and Anna Cheetham from Yellow Submarine.