Buckingham Dog Show

The annual Buckingham Dog Show is back this year and we can’t wait to crown the best pooch in town!

Registration will start from 11am and then judging will commence from 12pm. Application forms can be picked up at the registration table on the day or you can print one and fill it out before arriving.

Classes:

  • Cutest Puppy 5-12 mths
  • Fabulous Fella
  • Gorgeous Gal
  • Best Rescue
  • Dog Most Like Its Owner
  • Golden Oldie 7yrs & Over
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Junior Handler 16yrs & Under
  • The winner of each class goes through to Best In Show

£1.50 per class – Cash Only.

Buckingham to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Buckingham Town Council will be commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27th January 2023 at 11am around Bourton Park’s Memorial Stone. The service is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

On Holocaust Memorial Day, we remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

The ceremony will be hosted by the Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Anja Schaefer, with readings from the community and local school children. The event will commence 11am at the eastern end of Bourton Park around the Holocaust Memorial Stone. If you are planning on attending the event, please be aware that car parking in Bourton Park is very limited, so please plan your trip in advance, walk or use public transport.

The memorial stone was installed in 2021 and is bedrock, sourced from Buckingham’s Brackley Road cemetery. It was transported, as a gesture to the community, by local firm Paragon Tool Hire. Buckingham Town Council employed local stonemason and a master letter carver Louis Francis, to engrave the Holocaust Memorial Day emblem and wording.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on the 27th January. Across the UK iconic landmarks and buildings will be lighting up in purple and individuals will place candles in their windows to stand against prejudice and hatred. You can find more information about other ways to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website: www.hmd.org.uk.

Cllr. Anja Schaefer, Deputy Town Mayor said: On this Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the millions of ordinary people who were murdered in one of the most brutal, most life-denying events in human history. We must keep their memories alive – for them and their descendants, and for ourselves. If you can, please join us for a moment of reflection at the Holocaust Memorial Stone on Friday 27th January 2023”.

Bonfire & Fireworks

The annual Bonfire & Fireworks Display will take place on Saturday 5th November in the paddock in Bourton Park from 6pm.

Schedule of events:

  • 6:00pm site opens including food traders, licensed bar and fairground games!
  • 6:10pm LED performance by Cassia Chloe
  • 7:00pm Fireworks display by Titanium Fireworks
  • 7:25pm Bonfire is lit by Buckingham Town Councillors, led by Cllr. Andy Mahi
  • 7:30pm Fire cirque performance by Cassia Chloe

At the event will be:

The event is supported by:

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Buckingham’s annual Bonfire & Firework event will be taking place on Saturday 5th November in the paddock in Bourton Park. 

The evening starts at 6pm with an ambient LED performance by Cassia Chloe. This will be followed by a spectacular firework display by Titanium Fireworks at 7pm. Councillor Andy Mahi will be leading the torchlight procession again with the mayor to light the bonfire and we have put on additional entertainment, including a fire cirque performance!

There will be fairground games such as coconut shy courtesy of Aylesbury Rodeo Hire, have your face painted by George Grenville Academy PTA.  Food vendors are Tribal Chilli who will be serving pizza, burgers, hotdogs and donuts from J & L Snacks, sweets, toffee apples and candy floss and Silverstone Brewery will be providing a licensed mobile bar.

Buckingham Town Council ask that you do not bring sparklers to the event.

This free event is organised by Buckingham Town Council. Councillor Robin Stuchbury, Chair of the Town Centre & Events Committee said “Buckingham Town Council’s Event Committee are looking forward to putting on the fireworks again this year. This is a great and popular community event. Originally the event was organised to allow people to attend a safely managed public event saving families from purchasing fireworks, which will be particularly important this year due to the rising cost of living.”

Basketball and Play Around The Parishes: Free Events in Buckingham

Organised by Buckingham Town Council, free basketball sessions were held in Buckingham during the summer holidays. This year’s sessions were every Monday from 1st August through to Monday 29th August. Two sessions took place; 8-12yr olds in the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) in Chandos Park from 5:30pm and 13+ years in Bourton Park from 6:45 pm to 7:45pm.

Coach Jenner, a qualified coach and his wife have been holding the free turn-up and play sessions in Buckingham for 9 years and have seen some of the players progress all the way through to playing for a team in Milton Keynes and even going on to play for the county.

Due to the popularity of the sessions, extra ones will be put on next year giving young people the opportunity to continue improving their skills and have something fun and competitive to do.

Three sessions of Play Around The Parishes were held in Chandos Park. Organised by Buckinghamshire Council and funded by Buckingham Town Council, the sessions were aimed at 0 – 12 years. The free activities included a bouncy castle, arts and crafts and giant games such as Jenga and Connect. Families were able to stay for the day and enjoy the activities.

Cllr Robin Stuchbury, Chairman of the Town Centre & Events Committee said “The Town Centre & Events Committee discussed the success of the funds put into these projects and sees them as being beneficial to a wide range of the community as both events are free. The committee would like to thank all those involved in making them a success."