Winter Fair

The Lace Hill Winter Fair is back! This event is open to all, so bring the family and join us for a jolly afternoon at Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre. The aim of the Winter Fair event is to bring the community together in a festive celebration and support local crafters, groups and businesses. It will also be a great opportunity to start some Christmas shopping if you haven’t already.

For more information regarding events, visit our events page.

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 alongside the Buckingham Society and incorporates 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, Brackley Morris Men and Great Horwood Band.

Attending so far:

  • Buckingham & Villages Community Board
  • BORG
  • 1563 Buckingham Squadron Air Cadets
  • Army Cadets
  • Volunteer Hospital Car Service
  • Buckingham Canal Society
  • Buckingham & District Angling Association
  • Buckingham Choral Society
  • 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. 

Pumpkin Letter Trail

Head into Buckingham to explore the local shops and enjoy what the town centre has to offer as well as have some safe family, friendly fun!

To take part, download the Pumpkin Trail answer sheet and the picture clues on the sheet will guide you around the town in search of hidden pumpkins in shop windows. Write down the letters on the pumpkins and reveal the hidden word!

Once you complete the answer sheet, visit The Buckingham University book shop and show your answer sheet to the shop keeper to win £1 off of any half price children’s book.

The event will run from Friday 23rd October until Saturday 31st October 2020.

Easter Egg Hunt for Everyone!

If you’re in isolation you can still join in our Easter Egg Hunt! Simply print out and Image of our Happy Easter colouring activitydecorate as many eggs as you like, fancy colours and designs encouraged and display them in your windows or around your area for egg hunters to spot!

Print your Buckingham Egg PDF

The weather is lovely, If you can, get out and have some much needed fresh air and fun around Buckingham. See how many colourful eggs you can spot on your walk. We would love to see how many you find and which you thought were eggstra special!

Good luck and stay safe. We’re looking forward to seeing your designs!

 

New Christmas Lights for Buckingham Town Centre

Christmas Lights above M&Co on Buckingham Market Hill 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.

Mayor Mark Cole JP and Mrs Cole with the town centre Christmas treeThe 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.

Old Gaol and the town centre Christmas Tree 2019

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.

Fringe Week

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.

 

 

Buckingham Town Council Seeking Sponsorship for Events

 
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 deputytownclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or go to our events page.