Celebrate Buckingham has been postponed until 4th September, following the delay in lifting Covid regulations until 19th July. Buckingham Town Council has decided to postpone the event which was planned for this Saturday until Saturday 4th September.
Celebrate Buckingham is being organised by Buckingham Town Council and the Buckingham Society to celebrate the range of voluntary organisations who are serving the town, enable local groups to raise funds and recruit volunteers, and to bring residents together.
The event will take place in Bourton Park where you will be able to see the robing of Buckingham’s Mayor Cllr Margaret Gateley. There will also been the presentation of civic awards and the Town Council awards which will be presented by The Buckingham Civic Society and Mayor Cllr Margaret Gateley. Two long serving councillors who retired in May will be made Honorary Freewomen of the town. Bouncy castles, food vans and entertainment will be provided.
Cllr Robin Stuchbury, Chairman of the Town Centre & Events Committee said: “I hope to see as many people in September as were intending to join us in July, so that we can all mark the personal achievements of groups and organisations as well as individuals together celebrating what’s best about Buckingham and its wonderful community.”
For further updates on the event, please check the Buckingham Town Council website www.buckingham-tc.gov.uk or follow the Council’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts using @buckinghamTC.
Members of the Council met last night in person at Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre. The following matters were discussed:
Interim Full Council:
- Members AGREED to oppose the Amended Planning Application for a residential development of up to 420 dwellings off Osier Way and one new access off Gawcott Road.
- Oxford-Milton Keynes and Peterborough-Northampton-Oxford connectivity studies – Members agreed a response to the Online Consultation.
Planning Working Group:
- A Member of the public attended the Public Session to raise concerns over 18/04626/APP Garage site 456999g Overn Crescent.
- Members considered five planning applications and decided to recommend to oppose four of the five applications received from Buckinghamshire Council.
Last night the Environment Working Group met, amongst other matters the following was discussed:
- Cllr. Warren Whyte as Chair and Cllr. Anja Schaefer appointed as Vice-Chair of the Environment Working Group for 2021/22.
- Street lighting – Members agreed for a consultation and review of Buckingham’s streetlights to explore putting in extra illumination.
- The first Draft of the Community Flood Response Plan was noted and Members will seek to establish a Working Group after the publication of Buckinghamshire Council’s Section 19 report.
- The Estates Team are researching options for commissioning a Holocaust Memorial Stone in Bourton Park
- Members agreed to support the proposal to set up a repair café in Buckingham.
Office Recycling facilities to be setup in all Town council premises
Last week the Communications Strategy Working Group met to discuss:
- Cllr. Jon Harvey was selected as Chair and Cllr. Martin Try as Vice-Chair of the Communications Strategy Working Group for 2021/22.
- Progress with the Summer 2021 newsletter and content for the Autumn 2021 edition.
- Progress on developing the Town Council website and ideas for it’s improvement.
- Annual statistical reports.
- The purchase of additional signage to advertise Summer events.
After a meeting of the Interim Council on 7th June 2021, Fran Davies was selected by co-option to join Buckingham Town Council and fill a vacancy in the South Ward that remained after the May elections.
Cllr. Fran Davies said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been accepted by The Mayor and Buckingham Town Councillors as a co-opted member for the people of Buckingham South.
I will be continuing as a Parish Councillor for Radclive-cum-Chackmore and I look forward to the challenges of representing a wider number of people and hope to be able to help them the best I can. I am particularly interested in environmental and green issues and community events and am keen to get involved in both existing and new projects.”
Other topics covered by the Interim Council on 7th June included:
At the Planning Working Group meeting on the 8th June topics included:
- A resident attended the public session to discuss issues with Candleford Court
- 3 Planning Applications, all with no objections from members
- Changes to the Buckinghamshire Council constitution and the impact on planning
- Enforcement and other planning matters to report around Buckingham.