Celebrate Buckingham Day

The Celebrate Buckingham Day is our first in person event after lockdown and we’re delighted to be able to get together with the community to celebrate.

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 bouncy castle, bungee runs, tennis, bowls, cadet games. You can even test just how squeamish you are and have a try at maggot racing!

Live entertainment will include the Ukulele Group and Brackley Morris Men.

Attending so far:

  • Buckingham & Villages Community Board
  • BORG
  • 1563 Buckingham Squadron Air Cadets
  • Buckingham Youth Club
  • Volunteer Hospital Car Service
  • Buckingham Canal Society
  • Buckingham & District Angling Association
  • Chandos Park Bowls Club
  • Friends of the Old Gaol
  • Buckingham Tennis Club
  • Buckingham Action Group for UK Cancer Research
  • Young Carers
  • Buxplore
  • Buckingham Tourist Information Centre
  • Lace Hill Community and Sports Centre
  • Buckingham Rotary
  • Buckingham Fairtrade Association

If you are a local voluntary, community of social group that can run a fun, interactive activity on the day and would like to attend, please get in touch with our events co-ordinator Amanda Brubaker. 

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