With the arrival of spring it is a time when people’s thoughts turn to lighter clothes, switching on the central heating off and planning for warmer days ahead – but for the Town Council’s Green Spaces Team it’s been time to roll up their sleeves and give the parks a spring clean. Alongside their usual grounds maintenance for this time of year, the team have completed the restoration and replacement of park benches across the town. You may have noticed some of the smart new street furniture on your way through town and Bourton Park! Some of the older benches have been restored with new timbers and everything’s been given a lick of paint.
The pandemic and associated restrictions on people’s movements and activities has led to a dramatic increase in the number of visitors to our parks and greenspaces, many have discovered walks, trails and landmarks they had not realised were there before. There are many fantastic walks in our historic town, many of which are featured on the Town Council’s heritage app Buxplore which can now be downloaded from the Google Playstore and help bring Buckingham’s unique and fascinating history to life.
The Cattle Pen’s pedestrian sign has also been given a much needed update with the addition of new fingerposts and a shiny new Town Council finial. This was the final stage of a project to improve pedestrian signage throughout the town through funding from the Destination Buckingham project.
Cllr. Ruth Newell, Chair of the Environment Committee said “I am so pleased to see the benches spruced up for spring and ready for use as we all enjoy our wonderful parks and thank the Green Spaces team for their excellent restoration work. I’d also like to thank Destination Buckingham for their funding enabling the fingerposts in the cattle pens to be completed.”