Despite freezing cold temperatures Saturday evening, a large crowd turned out to see the Buckingham Christmas Lights turned on by Town Mayor Cllr Mark Cole on Saturday evening (Saturday 30th November).
The Christmas Lights are provided by Buckingham Town Council. This year the Council has invested in all new icicle lights for the town centre. The town is looking crisper and more festive than ever this year! The Christmas tree is provided as always by Aylesbury Vale District Council.
The presentation of the Buckingham Trader of the Year took place before the festivities got under way. Awards went to Pasha and Courtyard at No.6 who this year were joint winners. The Market Trader Of The Year award went to Nigel Price who has had a stall on Buckingham market for more than 30 years.
There were performances by the Children’s Performing Arts School, Buckingham Stagecoach, who provided a lovely solo of Away In A Manager from the upstairs window of the Old Gaol. Other performances were by The Buckingham Children’s Choir, Buckingham Rock Choir, Great Horwood Silver Band. Dean Jones the Bard of Buckingham sang a song he had written for the occasion. The chorus, “Switch the Lights On!” was sung with particular feeling by the crowd. The Rev Will Pearson-Gee gave a short talk on the meaning of Christmas. The lights were then switched on by Town Mayor Cllr Mark Cole. There was also a special appearance by Father Christmas.
An events feedback form has been made available on the Town Council website, which can be used for all Town Council Events from now onwards. All comments will be taken on board; the Council is always looking for ways to improve the events held in the town.
Chairman of the Town Centre & Events Committee Cllr Andy Mahi said, “it is fantastic to see the town so well lit this year. A massive thank you to everyone who made the event happen, all the children and adults who took part, and the hard work and dedication shown by Buckingham Town Council staff in the lead up to the event.
Buckingham Town Council’s Fringe Week runs from 13th to 21st July and is based around the Theme of the Sun Moon and Stars.
With Comedians, Magicians, Fun Days, Rock Hunts, Wine Tasting and more this is a Fringe Week that everyone will love!
See all the Buckingham Fringe events in our new events calendar!
Tickets available at the Tourist Information Centre, Old Gaol.
Throughout the year Buckingham Town Council arranges a number of exciting events such as the Fringe Week, River Rinses, Bonfire and Fireworks and the Christmas Light Switch-On. These events are attended by and enjoyed by thousands of local people.
To make these events even better, The Buckingham Town Council are looking to work with local businesses who are looking to raise their local profile.
The new sponsorship pack has options to suit businesses of all sizes and sectors. The Council are also open to discussion and very keen to explore new ideas.
Alan Edmeades, Landlord of The Woolpack in Buckingham, said “Working with Buckingham Town Council is a pleasure. The team are very pro-active in promoting the town as a destination by organising events and activities for the community. As a local business it is important to support these events.”
Councillor Terry Bloomfield, Chairman of the Town Centre and Events Committee said, “It would be great to hear from local businesses who want to find ways of supporting the local community”
To receive a copy of the sponsorship pack or to discuss our sponsorship opportunities contact the Deputy Town Clerk, Claire Molyneux, at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our events page.
Just like the sunshine the spring 2019 newsletter has arrived!
Buckingham Town Matters Spring newsletter 2019
Inside you’ll find future events, and all the details about local news that effects the town. We’re also taking the opportunity to launch our 2019 events survey! Follow the QR code or link below to take part by the end of March. Events Survey
On the evening of Saturday 3rd November Bourton Park Paddock will be the venue for this year’s annual Bonfire and Fireworks display and new for this year the Lord John Robartes Regiment of Foote.
An explosive 17th Century English Civil War re-enactment group, the Regiment of Foote will perform a short display in traditional clothing at 6.15pm then a short sword melee at 6.40pm before taking part in Buckingham’s traditional torchlight procession, lighting of the Bonfire and Fireworks display starting at 7pm.
The Paddock will also host hot food stalls and drinks from 6pm.
Join us for this free event!
If you need any more information please contact Amanda at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816 426.
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Booking is now open for Buckingham’s very own artificial ice rink experience!
The ick rink will be held at cattlepens, opening on the 26th November and staying until Sunday 2nd December. Weekday sessions are from 3pm-9pm with weekend slots from 11am-9pm.
Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Office, or can be booked online. Prices are £6 for adults 16+ and £4.50 for children aged 2-12. Each ticket is for half an hour of skating and includes skate hire and an extra ten minutes for changing shoes. Please remember that under 8s MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Family Quiz Night
There’s some fantastic prizes up for grabs tonight, for the winning team and the winner of the children’s round at Buckingham Town Council’s family Quiz Night! Bring your family and friends and have a go, tonight 7pm at Buckingham Community Centre.
Friday 20th July, entry is £2.50 with under 12s FREE. Ticket price includes snacks (please bring your own drinks). Tickets can be purchased on the door or at The Tourist Information, The Old Goal, Buckingham
Family Camp Out Day and Astronomy Evening
This fascinating FREE day starts at 3pm with sun gazing via specialist telescopes, and activities for children including badge making and a scavenger hunt – cardboard BUZZ ALDRIN and TIM PEAKE will be joining the fun too.
From 8pm Milton Keynes based UK astronomy will be there with a wide range of telescopes to try and two experts on hand to guide the way.
Keep your eye out for some dancing from Zumba Janey too.
Saturday 21st July, starts 3pm at The Paddock, Bourton Park, Buckingham
Family Fun Day
Sunday brings Lace Hill’s Family Fun Day! An afternoon of family fun, food, stalls and bouncy castle!
Sunday 22nd July, Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre, Buckingham, 1-4pm
This joint project between the Buckingham School and the Royal Latin School has been running for more than 10 years. The two schools come together to produce an evening of art and drama – this years theme is ‘Community’ and the students have been working to create an absorbing night open to all members of the project to enjoy.
Last year’s performance was highly rated by our Town Mayor who left a glowing review.
From 7pm tonight, 19th July, at the Buckingham School, Buckingham
Buckingham Acoustic Club regulars Safari Boots performing at Music in the Market 2018
Buckingham Acoustic Club
The Woolpack pub hosts Buckingham Acoustic Club in their front room. The club that has been running for more than 15 years and showcases an incredibly diverse group of performers; from local performers and songwriters that are just beginning their journey to semi-professional guitarists and singers.
From 8:30pm tonight , 19th July, at the Woolpack, Well Street, Buckingham