Chaired by Councillor Mike Smith

The Resources Committee reviews the Town Council’s budgets and expenditure every meeting to ensure that the expenditure is adhering to the budgets set out at the beginning of the year. Aspects of the Town Council’s overall strategy, policy and personnel matters are also dealt with by the Resources Committee.
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The Town Council’s annual grants are discussed at the meetings of the Resources Committee and recommended to the Precept meeting.

The Committee also has an overview of the Town Council’s communications with the specific detail delegated to the Communications Strategy Group.

⇒ Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Upcoming Resources Committee Meeting

Economic Development Working Group

Economic Development Working Group Terms of Reference

  • December 2018

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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Chaired by Councillor Mark Cole JP

This committee has four key roles:
It reviews every planning application, considers tree applications, takes part in various district and regional consultations where they may impact on Buckingham (such as housing, transport, leisure and economic development) and most recently, leads the production of the Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan.

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The Town Council is a statutory consultee, and reviews all planning applications advising AVDC should they not meet local requirements and aspirations. However, it should be noted that Aylesbury Vale District Council makes the final decision on all planning applications, and does not always agree with the Town Council’s comments. If you write to the District Council to support or object to an application, it would be helpful if you also provided a copy of the letter to the Town Council.

The Planning Committee is the lead body producing the Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan as a Frontrunner authority. The Neighbourhood Plan is the successor of the 2008-09 ‘Buckingham Plan’ that the committee also produced. For details of both plans, see our Community Plans page.

⇒ Planning Committee Terms of Reference
⇒ Map outlining Buckingham’s Conservation Area

Helpful planning websites

Upcoming Planning Committee Meetings

  • 21st January 2019 Agenda
  • 4th February 2019 (to be preceded by an Extra-ordinary meeting of Full Council @ 7pm) Agenda

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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Full Council

Chaired by the Mayor, Cllr Jon Harvey

Full Council meetings are held every seven weeks. However, if there is urgent business which needs to be transacted, then an Interim Council meeting will be held.  
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The Chairman of the Council is elected at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council in May and has the title of Mayor. They are then the Mayor of the Town for one year and may be re-elected Mayor again.

The Full Council deals with important business which affects the whole town. It oversees the Committees of the Council. The Council also receive reports from local District and County Councillors and bodies to which it appoints representatives.

⇒ Standing Orders

Upcoming Full Council Meeting

  • 4th February 2019 (Extra-ordinary) Agenda 

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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Markets Calendar

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The Full Council delegates its services and duties to five Committees. The Full Council oversees these Committees and gives them the authority to make decisions, provide budgets for their delegated duties and make recommendations to the Full Council to make decisions that it is not in the power of the Committee to make.

Full Council Planning Town Centre & Events Environment
Resources Annual Meetings Staffing Meetings Calendar 

The Council’s four main committees meet on a regular basis throughout the year. There are also three Annual Meetings – the Annual Town Meeting, the Annual Statutory Meeting and the Precept Meeting. All Council and Committee meetings are open to the public and the agendas and minutes of meetings are published on our website, in our Archive. For meeting dates, please view our calendar.

Who’s on What Committee

To see which Councillors are on each of the Committees or Sub-Committees click here.

If you would like to view Councillor Profiles and contact details, please visit our Councillors Page

Attendance Records

The documents below show the attendance records for the Buckingham Town Councillors:


These are events which Buckingham Town Council have either organised or are involved in. Please check our calendar for details and dates of this year’s events.

Annual Events – 2019


Food FairSaturday 23rd – Held in Buckingham Community Centre the Food Fair allows local producers to show off their wares. This year’s stalls include tastes of Greek, Mexican, Indian and Spanish food, gin bar, waffles fudge, pork, beef, lamb, chutneys, beer, cider, wine olives, breads, baklava, sausages, free from diets, cakes, fair trade food, natural stone tablewear and Bucks County Council Waste team. As well as refreshments from the WI.


Pancake RaceSaturday 2nd –This is held on the green outside St Peter and St Paul’s Church and is open to all ages. There is a prize for the winner of each race. All entrants must wear a headscarf and apron and bring their own frying pan. This year local businesses and groups can enter as teams, contact Amanda at the Town Council for details.

Big Brew Fairtrade Coffee Morning – Saturday 9th – Fair trade products and conversation at the Old Gaol with the Big Brew Fair Trade Coffee Morning.

Commonwealth Day Flag RaisingMonday 11th – The Mayor will raise the Commonwealth Flag outside the community centre in commemoration of the day.

Annual Town MeetingWednesday 20th – Bring up the local issues that matter most to you with those who can help at the annual open meeting, held in the Community Centre.


Easter Event – Sunday 7th – A family event at Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre, including kids craft activities.

Spring FairSunday 28th – A family event that is held in the cattle pens area of the town centre. This year’s theme is love of outdoors.

Maypole DancingWednesday 1st –Traditional maypole dancing performed by the local school children on the green outside St Peter and St Paul’s Church.

Music In The MarketSunday 26th – Held on the Sunday of the last Bank Holiday weekend in May. Organised by Buckingham Acoustic Club and facilitated by Buckingham Town Council. The event is held in the Bull Ring in Buckingham Town Centre and is free to everyone.

Buckingham Fringe WeekSaturday 13th to Sunday 21st – A week of events put on by Buckingham Town Council and local organisations. Last year’s events included kite flying, a fun dog show, cream teas, live music, dance, drama and comedy! A Fringe brochure will be available closer to the time, or please see our events calendar for updates.

Play Around the ParishesThursday 26th as well as August: Monday 12th and Wednesday 21st – For exact details see the July and August events calendar pages. The ever popular Play Around The Parishes will be back in Chandos Park. There will be fun and games for children ages 0 – 12 years. The event is free to all. If wet, at George Grenville Academy, MK18 1AP.

BandjamSunday 25th – This is held in the Bull Ring in Buckingham Town Centre and is held on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend. Organised by Bandjam and facilitated by Buckingham Town Council, this very popular event brings together local bands.


Dog Show – Saturday 8th – Held in the paddock in Bourton Park, local organisations such as dog groomers, search and rescue dogs and medical detection dogs come together to let the public know about their organisations. There is also a dog show with many different classes and prizes.

River RinseSunday 22nd – First of the annual river rinses. A section of the river is chosen and with the help of Stowe Sub Aqua Group, the fire service and local volunteers, the river is cleaned of debris such as tyres, shopping trolleys, bottles and tree branches.

River Rinse – Sunday 6th – Second of the annual river rinses. Same as above

Charter FairSaturday 12th & 19th – Buckingham’s first charter to hold the annual market/fair was given by Mary I in 1554 and the second charter was given by Charles II in 1658. The charter was only granted to the town to hold fairs on a Saturday and not any other day. Today the showman arrive on the Friday and leave early on Sunday morning for both fairs. Nichols Amusements run the fair and the Town Council organises the road closure and helps to bring the fair safely into town.

Bonfire & FireworksSaturday 2nd – Organised by the Town Council, this event takes place in the paddock in Bourton Park. Entry is free to the public with hot food available.

Remembrance Parade – Sunday 10th – This annual event marks the end of the First World War and leads to the War Memorial at St Peter and St Paul’s church, where a service takes place.

Christmas Light Switch On – Saturday 30th – People gather outside the Old Gaol to see the Mayor switch on the lights and to sing carols round the tree. There is also a Christmas Artisan Market during the afternoon and evening with festive goodies.


Christmas ParadeSaturday 14th – Organised by the Christmas Parade Committee and facilitated by Buckingham Town Council. For over 30 years the parade has been thrilling the large crowds that gather to see everything from marching bands to floats. Prizes are awarded to the best float and best walking group.

Community Fair Saturday 14th – This well attended event takes place in the Community Centre after the Christmas Parade. Charities, local groups and societies are given the chance to raise funds by selling Christmas cards, gifts and cakes.

Could you help out at events?

Do you have some spare time and would like to volunteer at Town Council events? Whether it be marshalling at the Christmas Parade and Remembrance Day parade or even taking the Mayor’s charity buckets round at events, contact Amanda Brubaker, our Events Co-ordinator, by e-mail or phone 01280 816426.

Buckingham Action Group

In 2012, a multiagency group was set up to co-ordinate activities for young people in Buckingham. The group is made up of representatives from Buckingham Town Council, AVDC, BCC, Thames Valley Police, Project Street Life, Buckingham Youth Centre and the Buckingham NAG. The group initially focused on providing diversionary activities for young people at risk of causing anti-social behaviour and so over the past few years the group have secured funding to run a range of activities for young people aged 11 years and up over the summer holidays, which is where traditionally there is a spike in youth anti-social behaviour calls. Having reviewed the activities run in the past, this year the group are looking to hold a Skate Park awareness day in June and will host free turn up and play basketball sessions in the summer. For more information about the group contact either the Town Council.


Please Note: Events organised by Buckingham Town Council may be photographed and these photographs may be published.


Street Market Flea Market Trader Information Market Calendar

A market town since the time of Mary Tudor, Buckingham is proud of its historical markets and their wide selection of produce. The markets are situated in the heart of Buckingham, surrounded by a variety of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and green spaces. Our markets help make Buckingham a great day out, so why not come and experience it all yourself?

Want to see what’s available? Check out the  @Buckinghammarkets Facebook page.

Buckingham Street Market

logoEvery Tuesday and Saturday between 8am and 4pm
Market Hill, Buckingham, MK18 1JX

Buckingham’s Historic Street Market has been in Buckingham for over 600 years and dates from the Charters granted by Queen Mary in 1554 and Charles II in 1664. This gives the Buckingham Markets a unique heritage.

The Street Market is set against the delightful backdrop of the Buckingham Old Gaol, the Museum and Tourist Information Centre. The market boasts a variety of stalls on both days.

Our Stalwart Stallholder, Nigel Price: Household goods and sundries. Other stalls include: flowers and plants, fruit and vegetables, watches, bakery goods, fish, cakes, sweets and much more!

Nigel Price with household goods and sundries. Other stalls include: fruit and vegetables, bakery goods, olives, gents clothing, tools, DVD’s and games, flowers, plants and much more.

Pitch prices: Regular £1.00 per foot, Casual £1.50 per foot.
Give us a call on 07587775552 or email us here

Buckingham Flea Market

logo2Saturdays 9am – 3pm
The Old Cattle Pens, High Street, Buckingham, MK18 1NU

Buckingham has long harboured a gem. The Buckingham Flea Market has graced the Old Cattle Pens in Buckingham for more years than anyone present can remember. The bargains to be found on this market are too numerous to mention, with antiques and collectibles on every inch of the area.

Run by Buckingham Town Council the Flea Market boasts a variety of traders that cannot be equalled as far as Birmingham.

(We ask that, due to the nature of the market that no new goods or clothes are offered for sale).

Pitch price: £7.00 per 8ft table.
For more information or to book a table please ring 07587775552 or email us here.

(For late pitch availability, casual traders are asked to contact 07587775552 on Thursdays or Fridays between 10am and 4pm).

Speciality Markets

Specified dates only
The Old Cattle Pens, High Street, Buckingham, MK18 1NU

Artisan Market
A wonderful market with local businesses retailing real artisan food, drinks and gifts.

Continental Markets
Offering a wide range of traditional foods from around the world, the continental markets are held at various times throughout the year.

Market Entertainment

During the summer, market place entertainment – such as live music – takes place on Saturdays.

Please check the calendar for dates of Speciality Markets and Market Entertainment.

Twitter: @buckinghamtc
Facebook: @Buckinghammarkets

For more information on the markets or to book a pitch, please contact Russell Cross, Market Manager on 07587 775552 or email the office at

⇒ Market Rules & Regulations
⇒ Buckingham Town Markets Information Pack
⇒ Charity & Community Stall Information