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."