Lace Hill Easter Event 7th April

 

Easter Bunnies to feature at an Eggstaordinary Easter Event at Lace Hill Centre!

Buckingham Town Council is hosting an Eggstraordinary Easter event this Sunday, 7th April 2019 from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Lace Hill Community Centre.

This community event is aimed at families with young children and is open to all Buckingham residents. Children will be able to enjoy Easter themed crafts – supported by Crafty Little Monsters, and an Easter themed hunt. Adults will be able to browse an array of craft, business and local information stalls. Refreshments will be served and available to purchase from Project Street Life.

Both adults and children will be entertained and will love getting up close to cute little animals on their visit to the pop up farm. There will be a pony, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and of course Easter bunnies to stroke and admire.


A small £1 entrance fee per person will help pay for the event and used towards future events.

Councillor Terry Bloomfield, Chair of the Town Council’s Town Centre and Events Committee, said: “We love organising events and bringing the community together. It’s wonderful to see the same families coming back and enjoying the events and always great to welcome new faces at the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre”.

Buckingham Town Council Seeking Sponsorship for Events

 

Throughout the year Buckingham Town Council arranges a number of exciting events such as the Fringe Week, River Rinses, Bonfire and Fireworks and the Christmas Light Switch-On.  These events are attended by and enjoyed by thousands of local people.

To make these events even better, The Buckingham Town Council are looking to work with local businesses who are looking to raise their local profile.

The new sponsorship pack has options to suit businesses of all sizes and sectors. The Council are also open to discussion and very keen to explore new ideas.

Alan Edmeades, Landlord of The Woolpack in Buckingham, said “Working with Buckingham Town Council is a pleasure. The team are very pro-active in promoting the town as a destination by organising events and activities for the community.  As a local business it is important to support these events.”

Councillor Terry Bloomfield, Chairman of the Town Centre and Events Committee said, “It would be great to hear from local businesses who want to find ways of supporting the local community”

To receive a copy of the sponsorship pack or to discuss our sponsorship opportunities contact the Deputy Town Clerk, Claire Molyneux, at deputytownclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or go to our events page.

Road Closure: Stowe Avenue from 13th March onwards

 

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be undertaking highway maintenance road treatment works to the carriageway of Stowe Avenue, Stowe from the A422 to just beyond the Bufflers Holt turn. This work is being undertaken to improve the condition of the road in order to prolong its life and involves resurfacing works to the carriageway.

The works here are scheduled to commence from the 13th March 2019 and it is anticipated they will take up to 9 shifts to complete. No work will be carried out over the weekends. Information signs will be erected on site prior to commencement of the works, giving the actual dates and durations. You will appreciate that works of this nature are extremely weather dependant and therefore may be subject to disruption due to inclement weather. If the works are delayed, the advance information signs on site will be updated to reflect any change in dates.

Work from just before the entrance to Stowe Gardens up to and including the Chackmore junction will be carried out overnight on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2019 under a road closure in operation between 7pm and 7am each night.

No work will be carried out over the weekend.

From Monday 18th March a shortened road closure will be in operation between the A422 to just before the Chackmore junction. This closure will be in operation between 7am and 7pm.

Buckingham’s War Memorial: World War I

 

Buckingham Town Council would like to get in touch with any person who is related to the individuals who are named on Buckingham War Memorial, outside St Peter and St Paul’s Church, as having died during World War I.

Please complete the following form: World War 1 Contact Form

Pte Harry ADAMS
Died: 4/6/1918 age 34
Lived: Lenborough Road

Pte Tom ADAMS
Died: 1/9/1918 age 19
Lived: Mitre Street

Sgt AC ATLEY
Died: 13/3/1915 age 26
Lived: School Lane

CSM JT BANDY
Died: 18/9/1916 age 33
Lived: Church Street

Capt CH BENNETT
Died: 27/5/1918 age 35
Lived: West Street

Pte William G BENNETT
Died: 8/8/1915 age 22
Lived: Gawcott

Pte Philip M BEX
Died: 3/5/1917 age 30
Lived: Bridge Street

Pte James R BOND
Died:19/7/1918 age 20
Lived: Well Street

Pte Thomas BROCK
Died: 24/11/1919 age 27
Lived: Foscott

Pte Alfred BULL
Died: 26/3/1918 age 35
Lived: Poundon

Lt Robert BULL
Died: 16/5/1915 age 20
Lived: West Street

Pte Arthur T BURROWS
Died: 19/7/1916 age 20
Lived: Mitre Street

Pte Albert BURROWS
Died: 18/7/1916 age 26
Lived: Mitre Street

Pte William JT BURROWS
Died: 21/1/1918 age 23
Lived: Mitre Street

Pte Harry BURGESS
Died: 5/5/1915 age 28
Lived: Lenborough Road

Pte Thomas W BUTLER
Died: 1/4/1918 age 22
Lived: Manor Street

Pte Percy BUNKER
Died: 1/10/1918 age 30
Lived: Moreton Road

Cpl Reginald CHURCH
Died: 20/10/1914 age 30
Lived: Bristle Hill

Pte Stanley CHURCH
Died: 1/11/1917 age 28
Lived: Gawcott Road

L/C Sidney CLARKE
Died: 16/8/1917 age 27
Lived: West Street

Pte Sam CLIFFORD
Died: 27/7/1916 age 24
Lived: Stratford Road

Cpl Albert COOK
Died: 19/7/1916 age 20
Lived: Bone Hill

Pte William A COOK
Died: 25/4/1916 age 21
Lived: Bone Hill

Able Seaman Ernest CROOK
Died: 31/5/1918 age 21
Lived: St Rumbolds Lane

Pte Edward T DILLOW
Died: 14/10/1918 age 35
Lived: Tingewick

Pte Charles DUNKLEY
Died: 6/11/1917 age 19
Lived: North End Square

Sgt Fred DUNKLEY
Died: 24/12/1916 age 25
Lived: North End Square

Cpl James C DUNKLEY
Died: 10/3/1917 age 23
Lived: High street

Sapper Frederick W ERBACH
Died: 7/11/1918 age 38
Lived: Old Gaol (Lodger)

Pte James FRANKLIN
Died: 24/8/1918 age 21
Lived: Radclive

Capt RAF Cecil V GARDNER
Died: 30/9/1918 age 29
Lived: Tingewick

Pte Percy GARDNER
Died: 24/5/1917 age 32
Lived: Tingewick

Pte Percy GAUNT
Died 19/11/1916 age 19
Lived: Elm Street

Gunner William GRIFFIN
Died: 24/12/1916 age 22
Lived: Tingewick Road

Pte Jim HARRIS
Died: 8/4/17 age 34
Lived: Church Street

Pte Herbert Douglas HARTLAND
Died 16/9/18 age 21
Lived: Nelson Street

Pte Edward HEALEY
Died: 11/5/17 age 39
Lived: Gawcott

L/C Oscar J HENLEY
Died: 15/8/18 age 27
Lived: North End

Pte Fredrick HICKS
Died: 16/8/17 age 30
Lived: Lenborough

Sgt Edgar J HOLTON
Died: 17/10/18 age 21
Lived: Well Street

Lc Cp William J HUTT
Died: 27/4/15 age 25
Lived: North End Square

Pte George H JEFFERY
Died: 16/9/18 age 38
Lived: Nortons Place

Sgt James JEFFERY
Died: 31/10/14 age 39
Lived: Church Street

Pte John E JERRAMS
Died: 28/9/1915 age 20
Lived: Well Street

Pte Henry JONES
Died: 23/7/1918 age 21
Lived: St Rumbolds Lane

Sgt Thomas B JONES
Died: 2/9/18 age 32
Lived: Gawcott

Sgt George G JUDD
Died: 8/5/18 age 29
Lived: Gawcott

Tom F MAKEPEACE
Died: 11/10/18 age 20
Lived: Stratford Road

Pte Alfred J MARSH
Died: 16/9/15 age 20
Lived: Elm Street

RSM JT MARSHALL
Died: 7/10/15 age 41
Lived: Well Street

Pte Albert T MEADS
Died: 21/9/17 age 19
Lived: Gawcott

L.Cpl Edmund MEADS
Died: 29/9/18 age 25
Lived: Gawcott

Pte William MEADS
Died: 17/11/18 age 27
Lived: Gawcott

Lt ADJ MELLISS

Cpl Frederick G MOBBS
Died: 2/9/1918 age 31
Lived: North End Square

2nd Lt T MORGANS
Died: 13/4/18 age 33
Lived: West Street

Pte Arthur H PAINTER
Died: 25/10/1918 age 19
Lived: Well Street

Pte Will PAINTER
Died: 16/6/1917 age 24
Lived: Well Street

Pte Fred PICKERING
Died: 3/7/16 age 30
Lived: Manor Street

Pte William H PICKERING
Died: 11/10/16 age 20
Lived: Bristle Hill

Capt RNVR H A PRIEST
Died: 1/9/18 age 43
Lived: Chandos Road

Pte Reginald J H PURCELL
Died: 10/9/1917 age 19
Lived: Hunter Street

Sgt Maj Richard READ
Died: 23/7/1916 age 39
Lived: Nelson Street

Pte Fred READ
Died: 8/10/1916 age 31
Lived: High Street

Sgt Maj H J RIDGWAY
Died: 19/6/1915 age 37
Lived: Chackmore

Pte Harry ROADS
Died: 11/6/1918 age 40
Lived: Bridge Street

Pte Percy SHEDD
Died: 10/8/17 age 31
Lived: Nelson Street

Pte Frank H SHEDD
Died: 27/8/17 age 25
Lived: Nelson Street

L/C Gilbert F SHERGOLD
Died: 15/4/1917 age 35
Lived: Bridge Street

Pte George E SMITH
Died: 8/5/1918 age 21
Lived: Well Street

Gerald O SMITH
Died: 14/10/18 age 25

Cpl Morris J SMITH
Died: 14/6/1918 age 23
Lived: Gawcott

Pte Richard SOTON
Died: 26/10/1916 age 20
Lived: Fleece Yard

Pte Will SOTON
Died: 14/9/1914 age 22
Lived: Bath Lane

Lc Cp W G STAPLETON
Died: 17/5/1915 age 24
Lived: Preston Bissett

Pte Harold E STOKES
Died: 30/7/1916 age 21
Lived: Gawcott Road

Pte Albert STURGESS
Died: 8.8/1918 age 22
Lived: Moreton Road

Lc Cp G SWIFT
Died: 5/12/1917 age 28
Lived: Barton Hartshorn

Pte William A TAYLOR
Died: 19/7/1916 age 31
Lived: Chandos Road

Lc Cp A THORPE
Died: 19/7/1916 age 27
Lived: Twyford

Pte Joseph TOMPKINS
Died: 27/9/1916 age 37
Lived: Biddlesdon

Sgt William G TOMPKINS
Died: 24/7/1917 age 22
Lived: High Street

Pte Fred TYRELL
Died: 2/5/1915 age 27
Lived: Lenborough Road

Pte Walter J TYRELL
Died: 4/10/1917 age 32
Lived: Lenborough Road

Pte Francis T WATTS
Died: 28/8/1918 age 34
Lived: Bridge Street

Cpl Herbert E WATTS
Died: 25/9/1915 age 20
Lived: Moreton Road

Pte Samuel WATTS
Died: 9/5/1917 age 18
Lived: Gawcott Road

Lc Cp Percy WATSON
Died: 16/8/1917 age 29
Lived: High Street

Pte Clarence H WESTLEY
Died: 22/10/1918 age 19
Lived: Station Terrace

Pte Charles WHITE
Died: 2/5/17 age 33
Lived: Gawcott

Pte George T WHITE
Died: 23/3/1918 age 29
Lived: Gawcott

Pte George WHITEHEAD
Died: 25/6/1915 age 31
Lived: Syresham

Pte Reginald J WILLIAMS
Died: 19/7/1916 age 21
Lived: Well Street

Pte George A WINSOR
Died: 1/9/1918 age 22
Lived: Station Terrace

Pte George A WINTERBOURN
Died: 21/7/1916 age 19
Lived: West Street

Pte George WISE
Died: 25/9/1915 age 18
Lived: Barton Hartshorn

Buckingham Fringe Week 2019

 

 

Ideas are being sought by the Town Council to help Buckingham celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

Organised by Buckingham Town Council, the Buckingham Fringe is an annual week of events taking place in Buckingham in July.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first landing on the moon, the theme for this year’s Buckingham Fringe will be the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.  Events including a family fun-day, space themed quiz and an intergalactic treasure hunt are being planned for the week which will run from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st July 2019.

Buckingham Town Council is asking local organisations and businesses to take part.  Anyone who is interested in organising an event  in Buckingham should contact Events Co-ordinator Amanda Brubaker at events@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or at Buckingham  Town Council before the 31st March so that the event can be included in the Fringe brochure.

Chairman of the Fringe subcommittee, Terry Bloomfield said “Fringe week is a real community occasion and we are very keen to work with any local group or business who want to put on their own event.”

River Great Ouse: Recovery Update

 

After the successful reintroduction of 8,000 Chub fish to the river this week, we have received an updated community briefing from the Environment Agency on the River Great Ouse.

The updated briefings tell us more about the future plans for the recovery of the river.

Current situation and next steps: recovery and restoration

“We are working with partners; Upper Ouse Catchment Partnership, local angling clubs, Buckingham Town Council, and other landowners to help restore the river and hopefully improve on what was there before the incident, the Upper Ouse Recovery Plan will look at:

• Restocking roach, dace and chub

• Removing barriers to help fish migrate naturally which could speed up the recovery

• Increasing flow speeds to improve fish spawning and invertebrate communities

• Improving marginal features to create habitat for fish and other w

ildlife.”

The full community briefing from the Environment Agency is available here: 8th February Community Briefing 

The Environment Agency have also updated the Upper Ouse Recovery Plan

The pollution incident affected more than 25km of the River Great Ouse between Brackley and Thornton. Thousands of fish were lost and the invertebrate community was heavily impacted too. Fish stocks have since been assessed and we now have a better idea of the impact of the incident, (unfortunately we are unable to share this information). We know that invertebrates are also beginning to recover and fish have been seen in the affected length.”

The full report from the Environment Agency is available here: Upper Ouse Recovery Plan

We need your help to establish a Right of Way

 

Buckingham needs witnesses who can show that the public have used the path, now known as the Railway Walk path, for at least 20 years. This is the cycleway which runs from the Southern Bypass to Tingewick Road passing the corner of Chandos Road and Station Road.

If you have walked or cycled the route for 20 years or more and would be prepared to complete a  signed evidence form, please download from the link below.  Your Form MUST be accompanied by a signed attached Map which can also be downloaded below.  The grid references you will need for the form are SP 688337 and SP 698328.

Railway Walk Evidence Form

Map – Must be signed

It doesn’t matter what you used it for, whether it was going to work, school, shops or just for a wander as long as you remember following this path.

We also need every witness to sign copies of maps of the path, shown here on the right.

If you need a paper copy or need help, please call into the Tourist Information Centre, Old Gaol, Buckingham where paper copies are available.

If you would like more information please contact deputytownclerk@Buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call 01280 816426.