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Sun Shines on Celebrate Buckingham

Buckingham Town Council held a free community event on Saturday, 22nd June, to bring together local groups and charitable organisations in a celebration of their work, blessed by the long-awaited sunshine.

Image shows a family playing a giant chess game in a paddock at a community event

Opened by Town Crier Patrick Laws and held in Bourton Park, the event drew several hundred people, including many families with young children. The entertainment tent featured music by the Buckingham Ukulele Group, a performance by Adam O’Connell, and lively Bollywood dancing with Bobby, who had everyone, young and old, on their feet.

Guests enjoyed a variety of street food while local community groups engaged attendees with activities at their stalls, such as lifesaving CPR skills to duck racing, ground bait throwing, a charity tombola and more. The Town Council also ran stalls showcasing arts and crafts, the new Love Exploring AI App by Bucks Council, and information on the Buckingham Tourist Information Centre and Shopmobility services.

Image shows people sitting in a paddock at an event on hay bales watching a ukulele band perform

The Buckingham Society took over the mic to speak about plans for a commemorative event next year for the 300th anniversary of the Great Fire of Buckingham; and the Rotary Club of Buckingham presented their Swimathon awards to local fundraising champions.

Councillor Robin Stuchbury, Chair of the Town Centre & Events Committee, said “Celebrate Buckingham was a wonderful event organised by our Town Council Officers in conjunction with the Events Committee bringing together many organisations who contribute greatly to our community’s civic life, environment and well-being. The event was well attended and successfully helped achieve our aims of supporting wonderful organisations to have their opportunity of informing local people what they contribute throughout the year to make Buckingham the place we all are so fortunate to live”.

The Town Council would like to thank everyone who attended the event, especially all the volunteers who gave up their time to help manage a stall; and to Manor Farm for providing straw bales ensuring guests could enjoy the day in comfort.

Future Events

More free events are coming up soon during Fringe Week in July. For more details, visit our website: Events Information – Buckingham Town Council (buckingham-tc.gov.uk)

8 July 2024
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8 July 2024