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May 2023
Deputy Lieutenants repesented the Lord Lieutenant at several Mayor Making Ceremonies across the county during May 2023. 

Friday 19 May 2023

The Lord Lieutenant, Mr James Puxley, cuts ribbon to open the Platinum Jubilee Play Area in Thatcham.

Monday 12 December 2022
The Lord Lieutenant, Mr James Puxley joined the Chairman of West Berkshire in planting a memorial tree for HM Queen Elizabeth II at Newbury Racecourse

Wednesday 23 November 2022
The Lord Lieutenant visited THRIVE and presented them with their 'Tree of Trees' - gifted to them as part of the Platinum Jubliee celebrations and The Queen's Green Canopy

Tuesday 22 November 2022
The Lord Lieutenant was honoured to attend Crowthorne Parish Council's biennial Crowthorne Village Awards 2022, to celebrate community workers in both Crowthorne and Wokingham Without Parishes on 22 November.

Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 November 2022
This week the Lord Lieutenant has been busy presenting 'Tree of Trees', a special gift as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy Platinum Jubilee campaign.  4 organisations in Berkshire were given the honour of receiving one of these ‘special gift’ trees - the Whitley Community Development Association (WCDA), Thrive, Jealott's Hill Community Landshare and Britwell Youth and Community Project

Tuesday 1 November 2022
On Tuesday, 1 November 2022, the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) Annual Awards ceremony took place and those who have gone above and beyond to deliver outstanding service in the last 12 months were recognised. Deputy Lieutenant Mr Willie Hartley Russell represented the Lieutenancy and presented awards for Fundraiser of the Year; Certificates of Merit; Outstanding Team Achievement and the Long Service Award and Long Service and Good Conduct Medals.

Wednesday 26 October 2022
The Lord Lieutenant visited Harwood House Care Home and formally opening the new William Fitch suites. 

Thursday 20 October 2022

Theale Community Fire Station, was officially opened following a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Mr. James Puxley, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire.

Friday 8 October 2022
The Lord Lieutenant joined the High Sheriff of Berkshire, local dignitarites and invited guests at the Judicial Service - the ceremonial start to the Judicial year

Saturday 25 June 2022
Mr Richard Bennett DL attends an event to mark the 75th anniversary of Derek Buckler designing and building his first car in 1947. As part of the celebrations a plaque commemorating the Buckler company occupying the site of 67 Caversham Road, Reading between 1939 and 1968 was unveiled .

Tuesday 21 June 2022
The Lord Lieutenant unveils a commemorative plaque to mark The Queen's Jubilee at Crowthorne's annual parish meeting

Monday 20 June 2022
The Lord Lieutenant for Berkshire, Mr James Puxley, presented The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal to members of the Berkshire Lowland Rescue team at an event at Reading University on Monday 20 June 2022

Monday 20 June 2022
Mr Richard Anderson DL attends Sandhurst Town Council's Armed Forces Flag Raising event.

Tuesday 7 June 2022
The Lord Lieutenant along with some Deputy Lieutenants, attended SERFCA's Berkshire and Surrey Armed Forces Briefing at Sandhurst Military Acadamey. It was well attended with around 100 people including Senior Military Officers from all 3 services, Mayors, Chairs and many other influential guests.

Friday 27 May 2022
Deputy Lieutenant Hugo Vickers DL visits CLASP to talk about the history of HM The Queen, and his work with the Royal family.  

Saturday 14 May 2022
Mr Richard Bennett DL represented the Lord Lieutenant at a concert of Gospel Music, performed by the award-winning Reading Community Gospel Choir, at Reading Minster on Saturday 14 May.  The concert was in aid of their Ukraine Appeal, raising money to help Ukrainian refugees already arriving in this area.

Thursday 24 March 2022
The Berkshire Community Foundation welcomed 100 donors and supporters to Ascot Racecourse for their Annual Showcase event.  Also hosted at the event was the Berkshire High Sheriff Awards 2022 recognising individuals and organisations for their outstanding contributions to local communities.  Mrs Gerry Lejeune OBE DL represented the Lord Lieutenant at this event

Monday 7 March 2022
The Vice Lord Lieutenant, Mr Graham Barker DL was delighted to represent the Lord Lieutenant and officially open The Cowshed's brand new referral centre in Reading. The charity now occupies some 12,000sq ft on the site in Reading as well as their original site in Hurst, with over 150 volunteers dedicating time to ensure they meet the needs of families and individuals referred to them for support with essentials such as clothing, bedding, toiletries, and baby equipment.

Thursday 11 November 2021
Mr Richard Bennett DL, representing the Lord Lieutenant, joined the Mayor of Reading Borough and others and laid a wreath on the GWR Poppy Train at Reading Station. The poppies continued their journey on to Paddington Station and were ceremoniously placed at the War Memorial on Platform 1 along with dozens of other wreaths from across the GWR network.

Saturday 30 October 2021
Deputy Lieutenant Dr Christina Hill Williams DL represented the Lord Lieutenant at a memorial service to remember the life of long-serving councillor and Freeman of the Borough, Cllr James (Jim) Finnie on Saturday, 30 October at St John the Baptist Parish Church in Crowthorne. The service was attended by family, friends, and colleagues from his exceptional career within Bracknell Forest. In his memory, the square outside Crowthorne Library has been renamed ‘Jim Finnie Square’. 

Wednesday 20 October 2021
The Lord Lieutenant and Mrs Puxley joined guests, funders and supporters to the Waterside Centre, Newbury on 20 October for an Open Evening. As well as tours of the building, guests were invited to talk to young people and staff about the amazing opportunities Waterside has created for young people in West Berkshire.