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.

There’s also a host of doggy based stalls and entertainment to browse including:

Thank you to our sponsors; Kimberly Cox Behavior & Training Coach, Leaders Estate Agents, Woofs & Washes, Arden Grange, and In The Dog ‘Ouse for helping with this event.

 

Celebrate Buckingham Day

Celebrate Buckingham Day is being held with the Buckingham Society and, for the first time ever, will incorporate the robing of the Mayor, Cllr Margaret Gateley and Buckingham Civic Day prize giving.

Stalls from local community, voluntary and social enterprise groups will sit alongside fun activities including a bouncy castle, inflatable slide and cadet games. You can even test just how squeamish you are and have a try at maggot racing!

There are also some great food vendors attending so make sure to save plenty of room for lunch:

Wood-fired pizza: The Wood Oven
Burgers hot drinks and more: Roo’s Food
Mark’s Ices
Dave’s Sweets

Live entertainment will include the Ukulele Group and Winslow Concert Band.

Come along to meet:
The Film Place – Buckingham
Buckingham Community Pantomime
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust– BBOWT
Buckingham Canal Society
BORG – Bux & Oxon 4×4 Response Group
Buckingham AED Project
Young Carers YC2 Buckingham and Winslow
Buckingham Girlguiding
1563 (Buckingham) Squadron ATC
Buckingham and Villages Community Board
Project Street Life
Buxplore
Buckingham Churches Holiday Club
Buckingham Table
Buckingham Action Group for Cancer Research UK
Friends of The University of Buckingham
Buckingham TIC
Buckingham Fairtrade Town
Volunteer Driver Service Buckinghamshire
Friends of Buckingham Library
Rotary Club of Buckingham
National Women’s Register Buckingham Branch
Friends of Buckingham Old Gaol Museum
Buckingham & District Angling Association
And Buckingham Otter Trail

For more information and updates, visit our Facebook event page.

Summer Basketball with Coach Jenner

Love basketball? Young people can drop by their local Buckingham basketball courts and train with Coach Jenner, completely free, for five Mondays this summer.

Young people age 8-12 should attend Chandos Park Multi-use games area from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Young people aged 13+ should attend Bourton Park Multi-use games area from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

All equipment is provided. Although the sessions will remain drop-in, there will be a maximum number of 15 to 20 participants per session in order to comply with Coronavirus restrictions.

Summer Basketball with Coach Jenner

Love basketball? Young people can drop by their local Buckingham basketball courts and train with Coach Jenner, completely free, for five Mondays this summer.

Young people age 8-12 should attend Chandos Park Multi-use games area from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Young people aged 13+ should attend Bourton Park Multi-use games area from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

All equipment is provided. Although the sessions will remain drop-in, there will be a maximum number of 15 to 20 participants per session in order to comply with Coronavirus restrictions.

Summer Basketball with Coach Jenner

Love basketball? Young people can drop by their local Buckingham basketball courts and train with Coach Jenner, completely free, for five Mondays this summer.

Young people age 8-12 should attend Chandos Park Multi-use games area from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Young people aged 13+ should attend Bourton Park Multi-use games area from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

All equipment is provided. Although the sessions will remain drop-in, there will be a maximum number of 15 to 20 participants per session in order to comply with Coronavirus restrictions.

Summer Basketball with Coach Jenner

Love basketball? Young people can drop by their local Buckingham basketball courts and train with Coach Jenner, completely free, for five Mondays this summer.

Young people age 8-12 should attend Chandos Park Multi-use games area from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Young people aged 13+ should attend Bourton Park Multi-use games area from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

All equipment is provided. Although the sessions will remain drop-in, there will be a maximum number of 15 to 20 participants per session in order to comply with Coronavirus restrictions.

Summer Basketball with Coach Jenner

Love basketball? Young people can drop by their local Buckingham basketball courts and train with Coach Jenner, completely free, for five Mondays this summer.

Young people age 8-12 should attend Chandos Park Multi-use games area from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Young people aged 13+ should attend Bourton Park Multi-use games area from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

All equipment is provided. Although the sessions will remain drop-in, there will be a maximum number of 15 to 20 participants per session in order to comply with Coronavirus restrictions.

Bourton Park bridges to close for essential maintenance work

This summer, four Bourton Park bridges will be closed, one at a time, to complete essential maintenance work. While the work is taking place the bridges will be closed to the public. Diversion signs will be in place showing alternative footpaths to cross the river Great Ouse.

Work is scheduled to start on 12th July and last 12 to 17 weeks in total. The schedule of work is as follows, although changes may be made if required:

  • Bridge 3 (near the Bourton Park paddock, also known as Fool’s Crossing) starting on 12th July, closure in place for 2-3 weeks.
  • Bridge 4 (Otter pond) starting in late July to August, closure in place for 3-4 weeks.
  • Bridge 5 (near the footpath to Akister Close) in late August, closure in place for 3-4 weeks.
  • Bridge 1 (Bourton park carpark) in September, closure in place for 4-6 weeks.

The Town Council sincerely appreciates resident’s patience while the work goes ahead, and has taken steps to ensure that as little disruption as possible is caused.

Regular Bourton Park attendees Buckingham parkrun are making alternative arrangements to their usual running routes while the work takes place

Wheelchair friendly picnic table in Bourton Park.

Buckingham Town Council have installed a new wheelchair and pushchair accessible picnic benches at Bourton Park, thanks to funding from local group, Buckingham AccessforAll. The bench was designed and assembled by the Town Council’s Greenspaces Team using locally source timber.New picnic bench with John Russell from Access 4 All.

Cllr. Ruth Newell, Chair of Environment Committee, said: “This is a great addition to Bourton Park and we thank AccessforAll for funding this Picnic Bench. It looks great and will be well used.”

Mr. Ed Grimsdale, Secretary of AccessforAll said: Our Access Group wanted to set an example by raising some money to buy something which would be useful both for disabled people resident in Buckingham and the town’s visitors. It decided to buy an accessible park bench because there’s a legal duty under the discrimination acts to make such provision but also it’s fun to be included, to be sat with friends around the New picnic bench with Ed Grimsdale from Access 4 Allsame table sharing a picnic in the fresh air. The Town Council’s Estate Manager responded with enthusiasm and suggested that he and his team could design and make a great bench that would be better value and more durable that anything currently on the market. 

Thus, the new, rugged BUCKINGHAM ACCESSIBLE PICNIC BENCH has been built and installed in Bourton Park.”