Buckingham Otter Trail

Otter-Tastic Summer

The Buckingham Otter Trail will be a free, fun, family-friendly sculpture event with ten individually painted 3ft tall otters, located throughout the town centre during summer 2021.

Why are we doing it?

The town council is organising this event to help drive footfall and economic spend to the town. It will bring the community together and people will enjoy visually accessible public art. It's also an opportunity to create something new and exciting for the Buckingham Fringe Week, even with social distancing restrictions in place. Above all, public art adds enormous value to the cultural wellbeing of a community and it's enjoyed by people of all ages. The trail will be launched during Fringe Week and will continue through the summer.

Become a sponsor

Local businesses, organisations and community groups, are invited to sponsor an otter sculpture for a reasonable price of £175. There are so many reasons to be involved. From great PR opportunities to being part of an amazing town-wide event! Your name  and logo will be used on all promotional material and most importantly your name will be on a plaque. There is limited availability so do not delay and get in touch today.
For more information please email: admin@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Buckingham Photography and Art Competition Winners

For the second year in a row, we are pleased to announce that the Buckingham calendar is available to purchase from the Tourist Information Centre in The Old Gaol.

Front and Back covers of the Buckingham 2021 calendar. The front image shows a child with a fishing net standing in the FloshThis year we opened the competition up to artwork as well at photography and we were blown away by the talent that Buckingham has to offer. It was very difficult to choose the 12 winners to be included, but with a good range of images from all the seasons, the calendar would be a great addition to your wall.

Councillor Geraldine Collins – Buckingham Town Mayor – said, “I always look forward to seeing the Buckingham calendar.  This year as always it is a great reflection of our local area. I was thrilled to see the photographs and artwork entries for this year.  thank you to our wonderfully talented community, and to those who work with them to bring this together.”

Discover Buckingham with 12 unique images of the town for £6.00 from the Tourist Information Centre; it’s the perfect present for Christmas.

Thank you to everyone that entered and well done to all the winners.

Here are the winning entries:

  • January – Mike Lake, Canal in the Mist
  • February –  Peter Bowtell, Buckingham Highlights
  • March – Barbara Farmer, Woodland of Western Avenue
  • April – Tamika McCullough, Springtime Bloom
  • May – Irene Schrufer, Precious Purple
  • June – Cathy Read, Buckingham Gaol
  • July – Sandra Windmill, Gone Fishing
  • August – Louise Stubbs, Canal Stories
  • September – Tamika McCullough, Swan Girl
  • October – Mural by Children of Buckingham
  • November – Mike Lake, Radcliffe Centre sunset
  • December – Lynette Dunkley, Winter’s Walk on the Railway Path